Over 20 years of
Wilmington Ballet Company is a pillar of the arts in Southeastern North Carolina
Who are we and what do we do?
Wilmington Ballet Company integrates diverse audiences and performers from wide ranging socio-economic, cultural, racial, age, ability, body type, and educational backgrounds into professional ballet productions and educational outreach programs. Through decades of experimentation, the organization has discovered and perfected innovative inclusion techniques that engage our community into the art of ballet. The non-profit production company creates truly impactful experiences for both audiences and participates.
As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, the Wilmington Ballet Company's mission is to impact, educate, and inspire diverse populations through intimate exposure to professional ballet.
Collaboration with community groups is the cornerstone for successfully assimilating diverse groups into performances.
Only through collaboration with community groups such as the Special Olympics, senior performing groups, inner-city outreach organizations, public school drama programs, college art clubs, community opera groups, local theater associations can Wilmington Ballet Company fulfill their mission
is to impact, educate, and inspire diverse populations through intimate exposure to professional ballet.
The company additionally intends to grow a diverse audience for the art of ballet. In partnership with US International Ballet, a cutting edge professional ballet company, productions are designed to entertain a twenty-first century audience. Visual effects, digital background, and circus arts are all combined with professional ballet to create an exciting theatrical spectacle.
Ballet outreach is too often simply a lovely performance without any lasting effect for the attendees. Since 1999, Wilmington Ballet Company has been dedicated to creating lasting impact for underserved populations in Southeastern North Carolina. The company partners with educational institutions to create long term opportunities for those who would otherwise be excluded from learning ballet.
Studio A of Wilmington and Wilmington School of Ballet partner with WBC by offering annual scholarships to outreach participants who show interest but are socio-economically disadvantaged. Weekly adaptive dance classes are offered to dancers with mental and physical disabilities. These are just an example of the long term outreach programming provided to the community by the company.
Wilmington Ballet Company is devoted to the belief that arts can heal cultural divides and wounds by bringing diverse peoples together in a creative mission. Below is a link to WHQR about a quintessential Wilmington Ballet Company production where races, ages, and genders were combined in a way that brought social and cultural issues to the forefront in a healing and honest way.
Every year, Wilmington Ballet Company produces theatrical productions in association with US International Ballet. Wilmington Ballet Company intends to be a cultural force for change by opening the historically elite art form of ballet to all people and thereby, enriching our world through the beauty of classical dance.