We absolutely loved getting some of the dancers from the Dayton Ballet to take time from their busy rehearsal schedule and speak with us about the rest of their season, and what it’s like to be a ballet dancer. Fascinating stuff! Boy do these guys and gals work hard! Speaking with us is Evan Pitts, Brittany Butler and James Folsom.

For those that don’t know, the Dayton Ballet is the second-oldest ballet company in the United States and is known internationally as “The Company of Premieres.” As one of the top three dance companies in the nation that produces and presents new work, as well as the only dance company to establish a fund designated specifically to create new full-length 21st-century ballets.

Dayton Ballet hosts a season of four performances that includes familiar traditional ballets, the classic family-friendly holiday staple The Nutcracker, and new and innovative works. Our “homes” are the historic 1,139 seat Victoria Theatre and the state-of-the-art Schuster Center, which accommodates 2,300 patrons. Over 40 performances are presented in the two venues throughout the season.

The two performances left in the 2015-2016 Season are:

February Fantasy at the Victoria Theatre


7:30 pm Thursday, February 11, 2016 with Pizza Prelude 7:00 pm
8:00 pm Friday, February 12, 2016
8:00 pm Saturday, February 13, 2016
3:00 pm Sunday, February 14, 2016

Pre-performance Talk, 45 minutes prior to each performance

Tickets range in price from $21 – $73. Contact Ticket Center Stage for inquiries:


Romeo and Juliet at the Schuster Center with The Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra


8:00 pm Friday, April 1, 2016
8:00 pm Saturday, April 2, 2016
3:00 pm Sunday, April 3, 2016 | SOLD OUT

Tickets range from $11 – $61. Contact Ticket Center Stage for inquiries:


Additional contact information regarding the Dayton Ballet:


Dayton Ballet Barre (organization of volunteers who help support the Dayton Ballet)