Our Story

Milwaukee Ballet was founded in 1970 with a dream to create a local place where professional dancers could excel. As the Company grew and took new forms under new artistic directors, one factor remained constant: the desire to make a name for the art form and for Milwaukee.

Our mission is to create a rich and diverse community through its inspiring dance performances, education, and community engagement.

Davit Hovhannisyan | Photo: Mark Frohna


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.

Our History

Milwaukee Ballet is 48 years old this season. Founded by Roberta Boorse, we are an international company of dancers, a thriving School & Academy and a force for change in the community through our engagement programs.

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The Latest

Learn more about our special events, exclusive performances, audition opportunities, community involvement and any other exciting news.

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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-three 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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Support the Ballet

Supporters of Milwaukee Ballet deserve a standing ovation for their lasting impact on both the company and our community.

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