The Indiana University Ballet Department provides the highest level of professional ballet training within an academic, intellectual, and artistic university environment.
The department trains dancers of a technical and artistic level who succeed as performers, choreographers, teachers, and administrators. The faculty is comprised of experienced ballet teachers, each with major professional company experience.
The curriculum is designed to educate and expose dancers to the very best in traditional and contemporary international ballet styles. The program aims to maintain the highest standards of ballet as an art form while nurturing the unique potential of each student in a positive professional atmosphere.
The department requires the taking of five ballet technique classes per week plus pointe or men's class, variations, partnering, choreography, jazz or modern, and pedagogy.
The IU Ballet Theater season includes three staged productions, performed with live music, in the IU Musical Arts Center. In addition, students participate in an annual Choreography Project at the historic Buskirk-Chumley Theater in downtown Bloomington. Students also benefit from lecture demonstrations and collaborative productions with the IU Jacobs School of Music, and additional performing opportunities are offered with IU Opera Theater.