Chattanooga Ballet is recognized as one of Tennessee’s leading dance organizations.
Founded in 1973, the School principally focuses on the instruction and training of dancers in classical ballet with offerings in ballet technique, pointe and variations. Supplemental classes are offered in Creative Movement, Pre-Ballet, Yoga, Pilates, Jazz and Modern technique. Former students have gone on to perform professionally in New York, Chicago, Atlanta, Birmingham, , San Francisco and Washington, D.C.
Begun in 1980, the Company is composed of professional dancers and advanced level students. The Company performs both classical and contemporary works and seeks to enhance the quality of dance in our region through the commissioning of new works in ballet, jazz and modern dance. The Company presents an annual production of The Nutcracker with the Chattanooga Symphony and Opera Orchestra, a choreographer’s concert, classical ballets, lecture demonstrations and school performances.
The Chattanooga Ballet Children’s Company is the training company of the Chattanooga Ballet School. It is comprised of Intermediate II level dancers and above who have reached a higher level of technique and commitment. The Children’s Company is designed to give a few more hours per week to their dancing. Children’s Company members are featured in Chattanooga Ballet concerts as well as community service and collaborative performances with other local arts organizations.