For over 50 years, the Northwest Florida Ballet has been dedicated to bringing arts and culture to the Emerald Coast.

Through our company performances, educational programs and community classes we ensure that the arts take center stage in our community and the lives we impact. As a non-profit, 501 c 3 organization, we have a variety of ways in which you can support NFB and our mission.


Through your tax-deductible contribution using our secure online form, we can continue identifying and celebrating opportunities for the arts and education to take center stage in the lives of those we impact. Visit our DONATE page to learn how you can make a one-time or recurring gift to the NFB General Fund or make a contribution to our CAPITAL CAMPAIGN! We also offer opportunities for businesses to support NFB’s performances through a variety of SPONSORSHIP opportunities as well as a chance to ADVERTISE in our season playbill.

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. Learn more about our Community Classes.

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. Learn more about our Education programs.

The Northwest Florida Ballet is sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.