About The Company

Rhode Island’s ballet theatre is a classical ballet company training talented young dancers for regional professional companies and college dance scholarships. The company’s goal is to help promising young dancers reach their full potential through a pre-professional training program consisting of weekly company class, a series of Master Classes, regular evaluation & feedback, learning experiences with leading professional ballet companies, and ongoing performance opportunities to enhance a dancer’s stage presence.

The company is a non-profit, community-based ballet company admitting gifted dancers from all ballet schools and studios. Admission to the company is through juried auditions held twice each year.

All company members share a passion for ballet and a love of performing. By showcasing their talent and their joy in dance, we also hope to build the audience for classical ballet in our community and increase appreciation for dance as an art form.

Rhode Island’s ballet theatre is the only classical dance company in the region dedicated to enhancing the artistic gifts of talented amateur dancers by featuring them in roles normally reserved for professionals.