About Us

We are committed to entertaining, engaging and educating through dance at BalletMet.

Since 1978, BalletMet has brought incredible dance to theaters, studios and classrooms in Central Ohio—and beyond. Located in the heart of downtown Columbus, BalletMet boasts a black box theatre performance space, seven dance studios, administrative offices and costume and scene shops.

Every year, BalletMet reaches over 100,000 audience members through local performances, touring shows, academy classes and extensive outreach. BalletMet maintains its commitment to the creation of new work and the re-staging of contemporary masterworks with the goal of ceaselessly stimulating audiences. BalletMet also operates a dance academy impacting more than 1,000 students each year. Classes offered include ballet, tap, modern and lyrical dance and are designed for all levels of experience, from the avid dance lover to the aspiring professional. In addition to performances and education, BalletMet impacts the community through free and open rehearsals, scholarships and more.

As a non-profit, 501c3 organization, BalletMet is governed by a board of trustees, which devotes extensive time and resources to ensure a continued level of excellence.

For BalletMet’s 990, please contact Donna M. Zianni, BalletMet Finance Director, at (614) 586-8612 or [email protected]. You may also visit www.guidestar.org.

BalletMet dancers performing Edwaard Liang's Romeo and Juliet
Our Vision

To create and foster world-class art and artists that inspire Columbus and beyond.


Our Mission

To entertain, engage and educate through dance.

Our Core Principles

We maintain a resident classically-based professional company of soloist quality dancers with a repertoire from classic to contemporary works.

We provide a comprehensive Dance Academy curriculum focused on quality and healthful instruction for students of all ages.

We advance diversity, ethical conduct and a positive and respectful environment.

We serve our community through meaningful and accessible education and outreach programs.

We strive to grow and take calculated risks to be a top US ballet company while maintaining strong governance.

Image of Company Dancer Rachael Parini
Anti-Racism and Equity Statement

We believe that art can inspire change. Our hope is that BalletMet will serve as a vehicle, a comfort and a celebration of our community and all humanity. As with many arts and cultural organizations around the country, BalletMet stands in solidarity with those taking action against systemic racism.

Images by Jennifer Zmuda