We stand with the countless Americans and families who have lost their lives or been suppressed by acts of institutional racism and violence. We stand with peaceful protesters who demand change. As an arts organization, we strive and pledge to be an example of positive change. These recent events have strengthened our commitment to address issues of systemic racism and make a difference through our art and our actions. #blacklivesmatter 

“The purpose of art is higher than art.”
—Alonzo King, choreographer

Celebrating our 50th anniversary in the 2021-22 season, Michigan’s only professional ballet company  is committed to lifting the human spirit through the art of dance under the current leadership of James Sofranko as artistic director, Glenn Del Vecchio as executive director, and Attila Mosolygo as director of Grand Rapids Ballet School and its Junior Company.  A proud recipient of the ArtServe Michigan Governor’s Arts Award for Outstanding Cultural Organization, Grand Rapids Ballet has a rich history marked by steady growth, a commitment to excellence, and strong community support.

Sustaining the Ballet Fundraising Initiative

As you may know, we have cancelled the remainder of our 2019-2020 season and the Grand Rapids Ballet School year due to the COVID-19 crisis. We have committed to staying present during this time, but we need your help to close our budget gap and build a bridge to the future.

To that end, Grand Rapids Ballet has begun a Sustaining the Ballet fundraising initiative to carry the organization through this challenging time.  The money raised will help us offset the losses incurred, keep employee health benefits intact, and ensure our return to the stage where we belong.


Because you can’t come to the ballet, we’re very excited to bring the ballet home to you!

Here, to show our appreciation for those who love the arts and support Grand Rapids Ballet, we’ll feature video from past performances including two new virtual programs, dancer-created content, and more. We are committed to celebrating the beautiful way dance lifts the human spirit by finding unique ways to bring that belief to life. Enjoy!

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