About Us

Milwaukee Ballet was founded in 1970 with a dream to create a local place where professional dancers could excel. As the Company grew and took new forms under new artistic directors, one factor remained constant: the desire to make a name for the art form and for Milwaukee.

Our mission is to create a rich and diverse community through its inspiring dance performances, education, and community engagement.

Annia Hidalgo | Photo: Rachel Malehorn

Our History

Milwaukee Ballet is 50 years old this season. We are an international company of dancers, a thriving School & Academy and a force for change in the community through our engagement programs.

Milwaukee Ballet Company | Photo: Nathaniel Davauer

Company Overview

At Milwaukee Ballet, we believe in the potential of everyone who interacts with us. Our performances, School & Academy, and community engagement programs are designed to inspire and enlighten. Read more about our our Company.

Michael Pink | Photo: Mark Frohna


Read important information about the Company including media releases and how to contact us for media questions.

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The Latest

Learn more about our special events, exclusive performances, audition opportunities, community involvement and any other exciting news.

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Artistic Director

Michael Pink is the longest serving artistic director in Milwaukee Ballet’s history. Since arriving in 2002, he has demonstrated his commitment to the future of dance through new work, education, and collaboration. His artistic vision for Milwaukee Ballet continues to excite and challenge.

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Community Engagement

Dance is a powerful tool. Our education and outreach programs inspire confidence, creativity, and health throughout the Greater Milwaukee community, reaching more than 30,000 people annually.

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School & Academy

Milwaukee Ballet School & Academy provides an encouraging environment where all ages are invited to find and refine their artistry.

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