Atlanta Ballet Fun Facts

Did you know that Atlanta Ballet is...

  • the official State Ballet of Georgia
  • the oldest ballet company in the United States, founded in 1929
  • recognized as one of the 10 top dance companies in the United States by Dance Magazine
  • the largest performing arts organization in Atlanta outside the Woodruff Arts Center and employs 39 Company and apprentice dancers

And, did you know that the Atlanta Ballet Centre for Dance Education…

  • is fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Dance
  • is one of the largest dance education programs in the United States
  • teaches a diverse student population ages 2 & up everything from ballet to hip-hop and jazz
  • serves over 20,000 people through programming in metro Atlanta each year
  • holds classes 7 days a week
  • conducts award-winning kinesthetic learning programs for at-risk children in public schools throughout metro-Atlanta

And, finally, did you know that Atlanta Ballet…

  • reaches over 100,000 people through its performances each year and that 50,000 people see The Nutcracker alone
  • operates on a budget of $11 million
  • commits 25% of every dollar contributed to education and outreach programming
  • like many non-profits, receives almost 50% of its annual budget from ticket sales
  • and receives the rest of its funding from you!