Moving Beyond

Ballet Pensacola,
a place for the arts & expressive storytelling

For over 45 years, Ballet Pensacola has proudly continued to be a pillar of the arts community in Pensacola. Throughout our history we have made it through cutbacks in funding from the State of Florida, countless hurricanes, and the unprecedented times of the COVID-19 pandemic. Never before in our history have we been told to expect no funding from the State of Florida.

This month (June 2024), Gov. Ron DeSantis vetoed approximately $1.2 million for arts and culture funding for organization in Northwest Florida and over $32 million in funding for arts and culture in the State of Florida as a whole.

It is important now, more than ever, to show support to your local arts and culture organizations!

Enhancing the cultural life of our community through excellent dance training and quality dance performances. Ballet Pensacola presents four major productions each season: a fall show, The Nutcracker in December, a winter show, and a spring show.

Along with the three major productions, Ballet Pensacola gets involved with the community by performing in schools, area festivals, and special events.

The Ballet Pensacola Academy students have the opportunity to perform with the professional company, and the students have their own Academy Student Showcase at the end of the school year.

As Pensacola’s resident professional dance company, Ballet Pensacola is known for its high artistic quality and innovative productions showcasing classical and contemporary choreography.

Performances are offered at various venues throughout the Pensacola community, including the Saenger Theatre and the Clark Family Cultural Center.

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Dance Training

Registration for the 2024-2025 classes are open! Our dance classes are open to all students meeting minimum age requirements. We accept students without regard to sex. race, religion, national origin, or disability.

October 11-13, 2024
October 18-20, 2024


The Center
December 20-22, 2024

The Nutcracker

The Saenger Theatre
More Performances
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Ballet Pensacola:
"A Home for Everyone"

While the world of classical ballet has made some strides over the years to be more inclusive, there is always room for improvement and it is of great importance to our leadership to include diversity initiatives at the top of our agenda. Ballet Pensacola is please to continue to open its doors and support everyone from around the world, regardless of sex, ethnicity, and sexual orientation. We strive to be part of a culture that focuses on inclusion and belonging.

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Support Ballet Pensacola

We rely on the support of dedicated patrons to continue enhancing the cultural life of our community through quality dance education and excellent performances. Become part of something exciting, innovative and lasting by supporting Ballet Pensacola today.