We are Asheville's year-long resident repertoire ballet company. Seasoned ballet fans and novices alike have the opportunity to watch consummate professionals dance a wide variety of roles, from classical to contemporary, in powerful, meaningful, memorable performances. In addition, international guest artists and advanced local pre-professionals continue to provide challenges and freshness. We have built a reputation on the belief that dance plays a vital role in the education and culture of the community. We are one of Western North Carolina=s oldest non-profit arts organizations. In an average season, formal and educational outreach programming affects a culturally diverse audience of approximately 23,000 people We have produced residencies by historical choreographers and hosted master classes and workshops by international dance stars. We have produced both cutting edge interdisciplinary work and full-length major work, collaborating with other local art agencies and working live with the area’s major musical, poetic and visual artists. We offer an annual lecture series on dance appreciation, generate educational articles on dance for national and local publications, and have built a full library of dance-related materials, some rare and otherwise unavailable. We are proud.