High Point Ballet, a not-for-profit 501c3, is under the direction of a board of directors, representative of the community, and is responsible for developing the season’s activities and performance schedule. The company serves as a valuable resource for artistically focused individuals aspiring to a career in dance and the performing arts.
High Point Ballet, the vision of Founder and Executive Director, Rita Taylor, held its debut performance in 1987. Comprised of professional and pre-professional members, the Company, a funded affiliate of the High Point Area Arts Council, is a Performing Member of Regional Dance America’s Southeastern Regional Ballet Association. The vision of the Company has been to create a diverse company encompassing a wide array of technical and theatrical elements of dance.
High Point Ballet provides a vast repertoire of classical and contemporary dance works as well as arts education programs for all. Currently, over 200 members of the company have gone on to such noted schools and companies as University of North Carolina School of the Arts, Kansas City Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Pennsylvania Ballet, School of American Ballet, Boston Conservatory, Joffrey Ballet, Atlanta Ballet, Nashville Ballet, Richmond Ballet, Alvin Ailey, Ballet Met, and Hubbard Street Dance Chicago.
High Point Ballet strives to and excels in provide an encouraging, positive, and inspiring environment for all aspiring dancers. Performing members are eligible for participation in all major performances as well as several festivals and conferences held throughout the year. Members benefit from training with award winning choreographers, professional performers, and seasoned technical and creative staff from throughout the nation. In addition, masters classes in all forms of dance are offered to members.
Annual performing member auditions are held typically on the third weekend in March and on a case-by-case basis. Membership requirements and associated obligations are available upon request by calling 336-889-2480.
Browse our Web site for more information about High Point Ballet. If you have any questions or would like to speak with a High Point Ballet representative regarding our program, please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 336-887-4HPB (4472).
Photos by Richard Calmes and Gary Taylor Photography