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ABOUT US

High Point Ballet, a not-for-profit 501c3, is a pre-professional program for the diversified dancer with over 300 students going on to careers in the performing arts.  Our training is based on a broad spectrum of movement rooted in classical training outlined for optimum advancement.  Dancers train a minimum of 2-4 days per week with additional rehearsals outside the scheduled classroom environment.  From the most classical to the most contemporary dancer, our mission is to create strong dancers, who are highly technical, can perform with confidence and experience, and assuredness to brave the current world of dance.

A LITTLE HISTORY

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 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.
                                                      
 

PERFORMING MEMBERS

 High Point Ballet strives to and excels in providing an encouraging, positive, and inspiring environment for all aspiring dancers. Performing members receive conservatory style training with a diverse subject curriculum based on age and level.  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. 


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SINCE 1987

RITA TAYLOR, Founder, CEO, and Executive Director

GARY TAYLOR, Choreographer, Artistic Director

ELIZABETH FOWLE, Ballet Master

121 S Centennial Street, Suite C, High Point, NC   27262
336-887-4HPB (4472)

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