Our Mission

The Naples Ballet, Inc. is a 501(c), nonprofit organization that works in collaboration with the Naples Academy of Ballet. We are dedicated to setting new standards for artistic excellence and promoting cultural enrichment by creating awareness of the art of dance within the Naples community.

The mission of Naples Ballet, Inc. is to provide dancers of all ages with performance opportunities that meet expert standards of artistic development, instill professional values and qualities through art education, and to offer free professional dance instruction through scholarship funding while serving as a training ground for local dancers possibly seeking professional careers in dance or related fields.

Funding for the Naples Ballet, Inc earned through ticket sales, fundraising and charitable contributions. We invite you to learn more about the Naples Ballet, Inc and how you can be part of our arts success story with individual or corporate sponsorships by contacting us at giving@naplesballet.org.

Your support helps us to provide:

Performance Opportunities

Our goal is to provide child and adult dancers the opportunity to perform in two major ballet productions a year as well as several guest performances, showcasing and supporting our local talents. Fundraising dollars help offset the cost of costumes, rehearsal fees, stage rentals, guest dancers and production costs.

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Scholarships

Need based scholarships are available to students that show interest and desire to learn ballet. These scholarships require no experience and are awarded through open auditions each Spring. To date, the Naples Ballet, Inc. has offered more than $60,000 in ballet scholarships to students throughout SW Florida.

Special Programs

The Naples Ballet, Inc. plays an active role in promoting the beauty and discipline of ballet in the Naples Community. Through a partnership with Golden Gate Elementary, local students participate in personalized dance classes led by Naples Ballet instructors as part of their physical education and afterschool programs. The collective goal is to deliver an artistic and cultural experience that inspires dancers and audiences alike.