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Milwaukee Ballet’s mission is to transform lives and connect communities through inspiring performance, community engagement, education and training. Learn more about the Company!

  • Overview

    • Company founded in 1970
    • Total employees 184
      • School and Administrative Staff 99
      • Dancers (including Milwaukee Ballet II) 45
      • Orchestra members 41
    • Countries represented in the Company 10
  • Artistic

    • Artistic Director Michael Pink’s years of tenure 18
    • Total new works produced under Pink’s tenure 58
    • New story ballets choreographed by Pink during his tenure 5
  • Performances and Reach 2019-20

    • Total mainstage performances 30
    • Total mainstage audience 38,000
    • Student matinee audience 7,000
    • Season subscribers 1,800
    • 20+ year subscribers 23%
    • Social Media followers 46,000
  • Community Engagement 2019-20

    • Community Engagement program reach 27,969
    • Total engagement events 165
    • People who watched Ballet-in-a-Box 7,000
    • Children participating in Tour de Force 36
    • MPS children in Relevé Program 280
  • School and Academy 2019-20

    • Total students enrolled 600
    • Branch locations 3
    • Scholarships awarded 59
    • Zip codes represented by students 76
    • Students who performed with the Company 165
    • Students enrolled in modified* Summer Intensive program 86
    • Students enrolled in Pre-Professional Program 21

    *local students only with reduced capacity due to COVID-19 pandemic.

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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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