Celebrating our 48th year as Michigan’s only professional ballet company, we are 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.


Due to the immediate closure of all non-essential business, Grand Rapids Ballet and Grand Rapids Ballet School have taken steps to protect the safety of our employees and community by cancelling the remaining performances of the 2019-20 season and suspending the reopening of Grand Rapids Ballet School until Governor Whitmer orders it is safe to reopen.

These actions have created an unprecedented financial burden in our 48-year history, and we need you during this uncertain time.

COVID-19 is having a significant financial impact on our organization, staff, and dancers.  All forms of revenue, including ticket sales and school tuition, have been affected. We have undertaken cost-cutting measures, but if we are to weather this storm, your support is now more vital than ever before.  Please consider donating or purchasing a subscription for the 2020-21 season today.

We look forward to our return to the studio and stage and to continue to bring world-class performances and ballet instruction to our community.  Thank you for your continued support.

Glenn Del Vecchio, Executive Director

James Sofranko, Artistic Director

Attila Mosolygo, School Director

Don’t miss your weekly Ballet Moment of Zen

During this time, we’re excited to share performance videos with you — like this excerpt of Artistic Director James Sofranko’s Romeo and Juliet Balcony Pas de Deux featuring Company dancers Yuka Oba-Muschiana and Josue Justiz as the titular characters — as an important reminder of the beauty the arts brings to our lives.

To view videos of full performances, join our mailing list at the bottom of this homepage today to be emailed exclusive links for your weekly moment of zen.

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