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As one of the oldest arts organizations in the area, the depth of the Northwest Florida Ballet has exemplified stability and quality in the performing arts for 48 years. Since our inception in 1969, we have consistently served as a testament to the creative and educational excellence we provide our students, patrons and the communities we serve. The Northwest Florida Ballet exemplifies quality our productions, classes and educational endeavors.
Our main stage and outdoor productions have reached over 450,000 patrons in the last 48 years and have brought world-class dancers from across the globe to the Emerald Coast. In fact, the 2017-2018 season kicked off in September with World Ballet Stars at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center that featured eleven dancers representing five different countries. As part of our commitment to the community, our productions also offer dedicated performances that are tailored to children and young adults with special needs. To learn more about all of our world-class productions this season, click here.
Many of our incredibly talented professional dancers that grace the stage in our productions also serve as instructors in our community dance school. Our classes serve approximately 250 students each week and are open to pre-school aged children through adults in various dance styles. Classes are offered in the Sybil Smith Lebhertz Center for Dance Education and our Studio Annex on the other side of our main building, both in downtown Fort Walton Beach. To learn more about our Community Classes, click here.
While our productions and community classes are truly the hallmarks of the Northwest Florida Ballet, our Académie and Pre-Professional Program collectively serve as the cornerstone. The NFB Académie is a free A+ public school for dance with an integrated academic and dance education program for students in the 3rd to 8th grades. Our Pre-Professional Program is an intensive dance program for 9th to 12th grade students preparing for careers as professional dancers. To learn more about our Education programs, click here.
The Northwest Florida Ballet is funded in part by the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs.
The Northwest Florida Ballet proudly participates in #GivingTuesday. #GivingTuesday is a global giving movement that takes place the Tuesday following Thanksgiving. This year NFB is taking part in this initiative and asking you to participate by making a tax deductible donation to help further our mission.