About The Georgia Ballet
Founded in 1960 by Marietta native Iris Hensley, The Georgia Ballet is a non-profit organization committed to inspiring the public through professional ballet performance, unparalleled dance training and meaningful community outreach. We are continuously growing to meet the needs of the community while fulfilling our reputation as an outstanding arts organization.
The Georgia Ballet resident professional company offers diverse performances for audiences of all ages an exceptionally high-quality professional dance experiences. The company’s ever-growing repertoire of classical and contemporary works includes ballets from such masters as George Balanchine and Marius Petipa as well as new choreography. We strive to bring out the best of our artists and to incorporate all of their talents so they can entertain, elevate and stimulate our audience. Their exceptional classical ballet base helps our dancers navigate various styles of choreography and express a wide range of emotions through multiple mediums.
The School of The Georgia Ballet's primary focus is on classical ballet, but also offers classes in tap, modern dance, jazz, and hip hop. The school serves both the recreational dancer, as well as the applied student, for whom ballet performance is a career goal. The school also has a thriving open adult program with classes in a fun and relaxed environment.
Arts In Education is our community outreach program that introduces school children to the artistry and athleticism of dance and includes three separate areas of focus: subsidized field trips to The Georgia Ballet professional performances; Momentum, a publicly-funded program that provides free dance instruction to Title I school children; and DanceAbility, a celebrated program that provides free instruction to children with special needs.