The Ballet Department provides professional ballet training in classical and contemporary dance within a university environment enriched by many academic and artistic opportunities.
The ballet faculty includes artists who have been soloists, principal dancers, and teachers with some of the world's major ballet companies. IU Ballet Theater offers three performances a year, which include classical and contemporary works as well as new works choreographed by IU faculty. Guest teachers, choreographers, and artists include many major figures in the field of ballet, such as Julie Kent, Patricia McBride, Natalie Weir, and Patrick Bissell.
Ballet facilities include three spacious studios with state-of-the-art resilient floors in the Musical Arts Center. Performances are presented on the stage of the Musical Arts Center, which is modeled after the Metropolitan Opera House and includes the largest university performance stage in North America. Graduates of the program enjoy success as performers, choreographers, teachers, critics, administrators, and advocates for the arts.
Degrees Offered (Undergraduate only)
- Bachelor of Science in Ballet
- Bachelor of Science in Music and an Outside Field
Visit the Undergraduate Advising & Records Services for more information on Undergraduate Degree Requirements.