Ballet North is pleased to share our Mission and Objectives!

Our mission has three elements:

  1. Provide classical ballet learning, training and coaching to students of all ages from 3 to 18, and facilitate an advancing classical ballet technique to students ages 10 to 18 who desire to achieve a progressive level of ballet mastery;

  2. Perform rarely-seen full length classical ballets that serve to involve and culturally enrich our community by directly involving local children and youth in full length classical ballet performance events. These performances are family friendly at all times because we believe it is essential to inspire and present the art of live performance to the next generation.

  3. Produce workshops and direct-to-school performances of live ballet through the School Tour program for elementary and middle schools that serve to educate and give a hands-on experience to students about the art of the ballet. This also serves to help fulfill the education in dance requirement for Missouri public schools.

Our Mission allows Ballet North to accomplish the following objectives:

  1. Through the application of our Mission, Ballet North can offer a complete classical ballet training program for all students ages 3 to 18, and thereby will be able offer the more advanced level, thoroughly trained ballet students from ages 13 to 18 the opportunity to audition for and join the Ballet North performance company.

  2. The capacity and technique gained by participation in the ballet education program enables the youth and young adults of Ballet North to benefit the greater community by offering full length classical ballets at easily accessible local area venues on a regular basis, as well as touring events that bring a classical ballet educational experience directly to area public and private schools.