Ballet Initiative

 Ballet INITIATIVE is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization whose mission is to raise the profile of dance in the Saint Louis community through preservation, promotion and the presentation of affordable exposure and access to quality ballet. We teach students to dance, help them excel in dance and educate the public about ballet in an effort to help sustain the art form for generations to come. Ballet INITIATIVE strives to make the art of ballet accessible, understood, supported and enjoyed by our community.


For centuries, ballet has captivated audiences the world over. From it's humble beginnings in the courtyards of Italy and France, to the great stages of the eastern and western worlds, ballet has secured it's position among great paintings, literature, music and sculpture.

Join Emmy Award winning producer Christian Cudnik for an inside look at it's history and traditions, teaching, and significant artists.

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