Mission and Vision

The mission of Cleveland Ballet is to present world class dance on stage through classical and contemporary works; ensuring that ballet works are accessible and relevant to audiences of all ages and backgrounds. Cleveland Ballet creates dance and outreach programs of the highest levels of excellence, reaching deeply into the hearts of our community to inspire audiences.

Our vision is a new Cleveland Ballet.

Cleveland needs a professional ballet company that local residents can call their own; a company whose home is here and represents us as a city; a company on which we can rely to perform again and again, creating and sustaining traditions and nurturing the appreciation of one of the most dramatic, elegant, and powerful art forms.

Our resident professional ballet Company contributes to the cultural richness of our community, impacting the economy as well as our quality of life. Businesses benefit as visitors, re-locating executives, and recent college graduates enjoy and appreciate yet another impressive example of the diversity and depths of Cleveland’s cultural fabric.

Cleveland Ballet, your very own resident professional ballet Company, engages and inspires audiences like no visiting ballet Company can. Exposure to performances, regular community outreach activities, and high quality educational programs in partnership with schools, non-profits, and other local arts organizations positively impact students’ achievements and competencies.