The Louisville Ballet celebrated six decades of dance in the Spring of 2012. This professional company, which now employs dancers from around the world, celebrates its rich history, its reputation in the global landscape of dance, and looks forward to another 60 years of excellence in performance, outreach and education.
The Louisville Ballet School found a new home in 1999 at the St. Matthew’s Pavilion located in the East End of Louisville. With an enrollment of over 450 students ranging in ages from 18 months old to seniors, the Louisville Ballet School instructs students at all levels in a wide range of styles, from ballet to jazz to Zumba. The school welcomes all students, from those interested in pursuing a career to the person looking for a fun, creative way to exercise. Chosen each year by audition, the Louisville Ballet Youth Ensemble supports the professional company in larger productions and performs at the annual Southeast Regional Ballet Association (SERBA) festival, hosted by Regional Dance America, of which the Louisville Ballet is a founding member.