Mission

American Midwest Ballet, formerly Ballet Nebraska, brings the beauty, athleticism, and energy of professional ballet to audiences in the Midwest and beyond.

Performing at home and on tour, its 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. The company inspires people through its expressive performing artists, acclaimed choreographers, skilled teachers, and stunning productions.

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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