Since 1969 the Northwest Florida Ballet has been the preeminent ballet school on the Emerald Coast.
As one of the oldest fine arts institutions in the area, NFB has a long-standing history and reputation with area residents. We are known for our excellence, especially in our educational programs including the Academie. NFB has played a strategic role in the economic rebirth of downtown Fort Walton Beach. In 2002 NFB opened the Sybil Smith Lebhertz Center for Dance Education, a beautiful building containing 13,000 square feet of dance studios, fully equipped Pilates studio, administrative offices, academic classrooms, costume shop and storage. In 2015 NFB opened the 3,500 square foot Studio Annex, which houses a large studio and is used mainly by the growing Pre Professional High School Program.
NFB’s Evening School has open classes for all in the community in Ballet, jazz, contemporary, modern, lyrical, hip hop, character, Pilates and Yoga.