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One of America's Top 100 Ballet Companies

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A Season of Celebration, Four Decades in the Making

Embark on a journey of elegance and artistry and dive into the heart of Ballet Arkansas' 45th Anniversary Season. A meticulously curated lineup promises a captivating blend of performances and exclusive events that will leave you in awe. 

Next Up:

Encore Season Opening Reception 

September 30 | The Arkansas Repertory Theatre 

Exclusive VIP Pre-event Reception 6:00 pm

Cocktail Hour 7:00 pm, with live music by JAZZ R US and specialty libations courtesy of Colonial Wines & Spirits

Dance Performance 8:00 pm

The 45th Anniversary Season Opening Reception is a celebration of the organization’s artists and programming. Attendees will mingle with the company's board, artistic staff, and dancers and preview world premiere choreography from Wonderland: Alice’s Epic Adventure, and captivating excerpts from upcoming productions. Guests will be the first to learn about updates to the organization’s beloved holiday classic, The Nutcracker Spectacular and enjoy specialty libations, passed hors d'oeuvres, themed activities, and a small auction. Proceeds from the event will support the expansion of the organization's statewide education and outreach initatives. 

Wonderland: Alice's Epic Adventure

Multimedia Infused World Premiere Production

October 12-15 | UA-PTC CHARTS


Performance Times: 10/12 @ 7:30 pm - (includes pre-show talk), 10/13 @ 7:30 pm, 10/14 @ 2:30 and 7:30 pm, 10/15 @ 2:30 pm 

Student Matinee Performances: 10/12 @ 10:30 am, 10/13 @ 10:30 am 

Runtime: 90 Minutes

An innovative reinterpretation of Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, this multimedia-enriched performance will showcase vibrant projections, intricate costumes, original choreography by Executive and Artistic Director Michael Fothergill, and the talents of over 50 community performers. Wonderland brims with comedy and playful antics suitable for all ages, brought to you in collaboration with Cranford Co.  Complimentary wine is provided at all evening performances, courtesy of Colonial Wines & Spirits. 

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Enroll in Fall Classes

Ballet Arkansas is one of the top-rated dance schools in the state, offering classes of all disciplines to children and adults in a welcoming professional environment. Train with Central Arkansas's only professional Ballet Company, ranked among the top 100 in America. Enroll today and experience the Ballet Arkansas difference.

  • Official school of Ballet Arkansas 

  • Classes for children and adults 

  • Unparalelled instruction

  • State-of-the-art facility

  • Affordable tuition

  • Flexible scheduling

  • Performance Opportunities 

  • All are welcome!

Support BA

Individual and corporate support makes it possible for Ballet Arkansas to be a regional leader, presenting world-class programs and performances to a loyal audience of nearly 50,000 each year. Whether you're passionate about programming, K-12 education, or community outreach, we've got you covered. With a donation or sponsorship, we'll work closely with you or your business to create a customized benefits package to reflect your needs and maximize your investment.   

Company Artists

Learn about the performers, educators, and rehearsal directors that are the face of BA.  

Sleeping Beauty, Photo Courtesy of Matthew Sewell Photography

Community Cast

As part of its milestone 45th Anniversary Season, Ballet Arkansas will present 3 full-length productions that feature a community cast - Wonderland: Alice's Epic Adventure, 45th Anniversary Nutcracker Spectacular, and Swan Lake. Click the link below to learn more.

Company Artists Keith Newman and Sage Feldges in The Sleeping Beauty

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Thank you to our Season Sponsors

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