Mission

American Midwest Ballet is the region’s resident professional dance company — bringing the beauty, athleticism, and energy of ballet to Nebraska and Iowa audiences. Performing at home and on tour, our mission is to provide enrichment through programs of the highest quality: professional dance performances, educational programs, and community outreach.

American Midwest Ballet’s talented professional dancers hail from around the nation and abroad, making the Midwest their home to share the excitement of dance with others. Through the company’s expressive performing artists, acclaimed choreographers, and skilled teachers, American Midwest Ballet plays a key role in the cultural vitality of the region.

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American Midwest Ballet enhances the community through:

Cultural Enrichment
• Region’s only professional dance company
• Talented performers, acclaimed choreographers, skilled teachers
• 28 resident artists hail from around the nation and abroad

Performances
• Three mainstage productions featuring a broad range of repertory, plus touring
• Notable choreographers from the national dance community
• Historically significant ballets and innovative new works

Student Matinees
• Special performances reaching over 7,500 students
• Engagement with over 100 area schools
• On average, 60% of students served are low income

Workshop Classes
• Workshop classes at elementary schools led by professional dancers
• Over 800 students experience the joy of movement
• Pilot program to provide workshops to underserved populations

Youth Dancer Programs
• Over 150 youth roles in professional productions
• Mentorship through AMB Junior Company and Repertory Ensemble programs
• Students bring outreach performances to community locations such as hospitals and nursing homes.

Outreach to Underserved
• Roster of more than 20 social service agency partners
• Over 1,000 underserved individuals attend performances free of charge
• Access for those who would not otherwise have the opportunity

Community Partnerships
• Meaningful collaborations with over 30 leading organizations
• Partners include Joslyn Art Museum; Omaha Performing Arts; Pottawattamie Arts, Culture and Entertainment; Iowa Western Arts Center; Opera Omaha; and Omaha Symphony