Community Engagement

American Midwest Ballet enhances the community through:

Cultural Enrichment

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

Performances

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

Student Matinees

  • Special performances reaching over 8,000 students
  • Engagement with over 100 area schools
  • On average, 60% of students served are low income

Workshop Classes

  • Held at elementary schools and 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 for young artists through AMB Junior Company program
  • Students bring outreach performances to hospitals and nursing homes

Outreach to Underserved

  • Roster of more than 30 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 leading organizations
  • Partners include Joslyn Art Museum; Omaha Performing Arts; Pottawattamie Arts, Culture and Entertainment; Iowa Western Arts Center; Opera Omaha; and Omaha Symphony