Brooklyn Ballet is a professional, not-for-profit dance company dedicated to artistic excellence, education and serving Brooklyn’s diverse communities. The company was founded in February 2002 by Artistic Director Lynn Parkerson, the first of its kind in Brooklyn in more than 40 years. Brooklyn Ballet brings a contemporary vision to the treasured art form of ballet, with repertory and programs that revitalize and re-imagine the classical form. The Ballet presents an annual performance season in Brooklyn and serves the community through educational outreach projects—specifically, Take Ballet to the Streets, an outdoor performance series, Elevate and Brooklyn Ballet in the Houses, in-school dance residencies—as well as through its professional dance school located in Downtown Brooklyn. Brooklyn Ballet produced two highly successful seasons at Fort Greene's Kumble Theater and in October 2006 the Company performed in four cities in Mexico by invitation of the Cultural Consulate of Chiapas. The Company unveiled the new multi-use performance venue in The Schermerhorn with its First Look series in May 2010 and debuted "From Baroque to Hip Hop" in March 2011.
Brooklyn Ballet’s dedication to the community is wide-ranging. The Company continues to create and perform new repertory bringing Brooklyn audiences the artistic excellence they’ve come to expect. And through our Education and Community programs, Brooklyn Ballet creates opportunities for new audiences to experience an aspect of culture which they may otherwise never have had access to.
Milan Agnew, Roberto Lara Arando, Thomas Baird, Renee Bharath, Adriel Brown, James "J-Floats" Fable, Michael "Mike Supreme" Fields, Richard Glover, Catherine Green, Nikki Hefko, Christine Howard, Miku Kawamura, David Kim, Eriko Morita, Ladell "Mr. Ocean" Thomas, Carolina Okolova, Yuka Omori, Matthew Prescott, Catherine Roth, Kerry Shea, Matthew Van Buskirk, Eric Vlach
George Balanchine, Raoul Auger Feuillet, Henri Justamant, Lynn Parkerson
Robert Atwood, Thomas Baird, Michael "Mike Supreme" Fields, Patricia Forelle, Claudia Jeschke, Kunst oder Unfall, Gil Morgenstern/Reflections Series, Jim Papoulis, Matthew Powell, Deborah Wingert, ymx by yellowman
Julius Abrahams, piano, Joao Luiz Rezende Lopes, guitar,
Gil Morgenstern, violin, Emily Salmon, violin
Elevate Education Director
Elevate Education Advisor
Chris Agosto, Kao Kai-Ti
Board of Directors
Mary von Herrmann
Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz
Council Member Stephen Levin