Our New Home

Milwaukee Ballet conceived this facility to be a gathering place for dancers and dance lovers from across Milwaukee, the nation and the world.

Milwaukee Ballet opens its doors to this new, state-of-the-art facility at the beginning of its 50th Anniversary Season.

At 52,000 square feet, this impressive facility will help Milwaukee Ballet grow and better serve the community it has been a part of for five decades.

Lahna Vanderbush. Photo: Eric Olson Saturn Lounge

 

Community Studio Sponsored by Vandenberg/Mardak

The Community Studio is the hub for the organization’s Community Engagement Programs, including our inclusive classes for children with disabilities, Tour de Force, as well as our Relevé and ResiDANCE programs.

The wall of the Vandenberg/Mardak Community Studio retracts to create an event space across the Herzfeld Atrium and the studio.

Performance Studio Sponsored by WE Energies Foundation

The Performance Studio is a jewel in the crown of the Baumgartner Center for Dance. The studio seats nearly 200 people.

In this space, we will stage productions from Milwaukee Ballet School & Academy students and the dancers of the second company, Milwaukee Ballet II.

Patrons might also view rehearsal or ballet class in this space. Wheelchair access to the studio is via the second floor.

Emmy Award-winning lighting designer David Grill generously consulted on the development of this space.

The We Energies Foundation Performance Studio offers incredible opportunity for future collaborations in the arts community.

Annia Hidalgo and Randy Crespo. Photo: Eric Olson Saturn Lounge

Studios

The facility features seven state-of-the-art studios. The Mortara Family Studio (Studio A), is the largest of the rehearsal spaces. This room includes windows at the second-floor level so students in the studios upstairs can observe and be inspired by their role models.

The Jodi Peck Studio (Studio G) will be used by the dancers of Milwaukee Ballet II. The Einhorn Family Studio (Studio E) is one of our Milwaukee Ballet School & Academy’s studios.

Milwaukee Ballet School & Academy

As the only nationally accredited professional school in the Midwest, Milwaukee Ballet School & Academy (MBSA) is uniquely suited to train dancers on a professional track. There are 750 families enrolled in MBSA across four branches.

The Baumgartner Center for Dance has the capacity to serve more than 150 students at one time, more than twice the capacity of the former facility in Walker’s Point.

Our commitment to live music continues with new pianos in all studios.

The School & Academy is starting two new programs this year: the Pre-Professional Trainee Program and a Youth Division. Neither would be possible without the increased capacity this building offers.

 

You can donate online or by contacting Carl Lockrem at 414-902-2129 or development@milwaukeeballet.org. Donations can also be sent by mail to 128 N Jackson St, Milwaukee, WI 53202.

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Led by our internationally recognized Artistic Director, Michael Pink, and accompanied by an in-house orchestra, each performance is driven by passion.

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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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