NEW ID: 9767

Our Home

Milwaukee Ballet opened its doors to a state-of-the-art, 52,000-square-foot facility in September 2019. Our new home was conceived as a gathering place for dancers and dance lovers alike; one that will allow us to grow and better serve the community we have proudly been a part of for more than five decades.

Located in Miliwaukee’s Historic Third Ward along Lake Michigan, Baumgartner Center for Dance houses our Administrative offices, rehearsal and training facilities for our Company and Second Company, and serves as the downtown branch of our School & Academy.

Justin Mortara, Julia Glawe, Donoald & Donna Baumgartner, Michael Pink. 2018 Ground Breaking. (Photo Nathaniel Davauer)

Our Journey

With the support of lead donors Donna and Donald Baumgartner, we set forth to create a new space to better serve dancers and dance lovers across the city, the region, and the world.

Annia Hidalgo & Randy Crespo. Photo Saturn Lounge

Performance Studio

The We Energies Foundation Performance Studio is a black box theater with seating for 200 guests. Equipped with full production audio/visual capabilities, the theater is the perfect setting for school performances, intimate productions, and other presentations.

Photo Rachel Malehorn.

School & Academy

Baumgartner Center for Dance is the primary branch for Milwaukee Ballet School & Academy. Serving as the Downtown branch for our Children and Student Divisions, it is also home to our Academy and Pre-Professional Divisions.

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Our Story

Milwaukee Ballet was founded in 1970 by Roberta Boorse, we are an international company of dancers, a thriving school and academy and a force for change in the community.

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Artistic Director

Michael Pink is the longest serving artistic director in Milwaukee Ballet’s history. Since arriving in 2002, he has demonstrated his commitment to the future of dance through new work, education, and collaboration. His artistic vision for Milwaukee Ballet continues to excite and challenge.

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Our Dancers

Twenty-four professional dancers make up our Company. Coming from eight countries, these dancers have chosen to bring their unique talents to this city and now call Milwaukee home.

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Current Season

Our 2023/24 Season will take you on a transformational journey through dance.

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