The Alabama Ballet is the state’s premier professional ballet company. The company has achieved national prominence as one of only eight ballet companies in the world permitted by the Balanchine Trust to perform George Balanchine’s Nutcracker®. The Alabama Ballet promotes the development of classical and contemporary ballet through high-quality performances, dance education, and community outreach. Education and outreach activities include CityDance, which provides 16 weeks of dance training for youth from the city of Birmingham and Jefferson County. Our mission is to change lives through dance by promoting and fostering the development of classical and contemporary ballet through high-quality performances, dance education, and community outreach. The professional company brings four major performances a year to the local community. From classical ballet to contemporary pieces, our company is diverse and versatile. The Alabama Ballet is a 501(c )(3) not-for-profit organization.
Alabama Ballet School
The Alabama Ballet School provides the highest quality training to aspiring artists of all ages that is developmentally appropriate physically and artistically. The Alabama Ballet School’s instruction is based on the syllabus provided by the Royal Academy of Dance in London which takes into consideration the particular level of development of each child. The RAD is an international teaching organization committed to establishing standards of excellence in ballet instruction. The syllabus provides the students with training that is both consistent and unified. The Alabama Ballet School serves members of the community who choose dance as an extra-curricular activity as well as those who aspire to a career in dance.
2726 1st Ave South, Birmingham, AL 35233