Our Mission

Augusta Ballet promotes an enhanced quality of life by fostering a culture of dance appreciation and support. Through exceptional ballet performances, educational programs and creative collaborations we serve a broad and diverse audience.

Our History

Augusta Ballet, founded in 1964, has a 53-year tradition of presenting outstanding ballet and dance performances. From the beginning, it was a performing ballet company with dancers, set designers, choreographers and a school for dance. And, for over forty years, the ballet company was highly recognized for its achievements and in 2003 changed its mission and became a presenting company.

With its new direction, Augusta Ballet has focused on presenting world-class companies like Martha Graham Dance Company, Aspen -Santa Fe Ballet Company, Ballet Hispanico, MOMIX Botanica and The American Ballet Studio Company. Our New Traditions Dance Festival in January 2016 featured Dance Theatre of Harlem at The Bell playing to the largest and most diverse audience in Augusta’s history.

Over the years ballet audiences have supported classical and contemporary ballet companies. And, audiences today have embraced a broader variety of dance with a more athletic interpretation. It is with this in mind, Augusta Ballet brings to Augusta audiences an exciting mix of dance and other events and programs. Augusta Ballet is more than just dance companies. It has evolved over the years to become a company supporting extensive educational outreach in the form of ballet film screenings, master classes, dance camps, and providing dance school scholarships. We collaborate with Davidson Fine Arts Magnet School, Jessye Norman School of the Arts and many other organizations to encourage participation in dance and the arts. To keep this mission and momentum going we need your support.

Core Values

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We believe in promoting, presenting and preserving classical and contemporary ballet.

We believe in developing a broad and diverse audience for ballet.

We believe in actively engaging dance enthusiasts, patrons and supporters.

We believe in collaborating with other performing arts groups by sharing experience and performances.

We believe in creating future generations of dancers through support of dance education.

We believe in sound fiscal stewardship and in using the best business practices.

Augusta Ballet is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and is not affiliated with a performing company or training facility.