The Grand Rapids Ballet dancers come together from Grand Rapids, Michigan and all over the world. With training and performance experience from some of the best schools and companies, the dancers still come together with one final goal- to deliver the best performance possible. The strength in the Grand Rapids Ballet dancers lays in their passion for dance, hard work, and their support each other. To read more about the dancers, click here…

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Current Artists in the Studio

To put on a ballet, it takes more than just the dancers. The Grand Rapids Ballet brings in choreographers, composers, stagers, and other collaborators to put on the best productions for the ballet company.

Artistic Director

Patricia Barker comes to Grand Rapids as a former principal dancer for the Pacific Northwest Ballet. Ms. Barker has been featured on the cover of major dance magazines and can be seen dancing the role of Clara in Nutcracker the Motion Picture, and starred as Titania in the BBC’s film, A Midsummer Night’s Dream in a celebratory re-opening of the Sadler’s Wells Theatre in London. To read more about Patricia Barker, click here…

“Patricia Barker is taking the company from a little-known regional ballet company, to one in the national spotlight.”

Steve SucatoDance Tabs

Executive Director

Glenn Del Vecchio moved from Philadelphia to Grand Rapids to join Universal Forest Products’ restaurant division. With over 20 years experience in large for-profit companies, Mr. Del Vecchio brings his expertise in strategic planning, development, large-scale event and concert management, and marketing together to create a consensus-oriented management approach. To read more about Glenn Del Vecchio, click here…

“I am so thrilled to have the opportunity to work with such talented artists as Chris Van Allsburg, Eugene Lee and Val Caniparoli. I look forward to the premier of the Grand Rapids Ballet new production of The Nutcracker December 11, 2014.”

Glenn DelVecchioExecutive Director


The Grand Rapids Ballet brings in a diverse repertoire list. From classical ballet, to contemporary ballet, and modern, the company performs everything. To read more about the repertoire, click here…

Company Auditions

There are many ways to audition for the company. To read more about auditioning, click here…

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