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Milwaukee Ballet’s mission is to create a rich and diverse community through its inspiring performances, and education and engagement programs. Learn more about the Company!

  • Overview

    • Company founded in 1970
    • Total employees 248
      • School and Administrative Staff 121
      • Dancers (including Milwaukee Ballet II) 44
      • Orchestra members 83
    • Countries represented in the Company 16
  • Artistic

    • Artistic Director Michael Pink’s years of tenure 16
    • Total new works produced under Pink’s tenure 50
    • New story ballets choreographed by Pink during his tenure 5
  • Performances and Reach 2017-18

    • Total mainstage performances 40
    • Total mainstage audience 55,000
    • Student matinee audience 6,029
    • Season subscribers 2,375
    • 20+ year subscribers 213
    • Facebook followers 21,756 (at May 23)
  • Community Engagement 2017-18

    • Community Engagement program reach 30,708
    • MBII engagement events 102
    • People who watched Ballet-in-a-Box 7,370
    • Children participating in Tour de Force 28
    • Free Ballet Beat summer programs 21
    • People who saw Ballet Beat 2,333
    • MPS children in Relevé Program 210
  • School and Academy

    • Total students enrolled 538
    • Branch locations 4
    • Scholarships awarded 31
    • 53204 scholarships awarded 10
    • Zip codes represented by students 76
    • Students who performed with the Company 275
    • Students enrolled in Summer Intensive program 139
    • States represented by Summer Intensive students 23

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Milwaukee Ballet is proud to have produced more than 50 new works under Michael Pink’s tenure as artistic director. This includes Pink’s world premiere’s of Peter Pan, La Bohème, Mirror Mirror, Dorian Gray, and Beauty and the Beast.

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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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Ballet Without Boundaries

Regardless of your background, age or physical capacity, ballet can stimulate and empower you.

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Community Engagement

Dance is a powerful tool. Our education and outreach programs inspire confidence, creativity, and health throughout the Greater Milwaukee community, reaching more than 30,000 people annually.

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Class Information

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