About the Company

COMPANY

Ballet Idaho has been performing in Idaho since 1972. Currently, Ballet Idaho has an artistic staff of 24 dancers, a professional teaching staff of 18, a production staff of three, and an administrative staff of 12. Up to 40 musicians from the Boise Philharmonic and two pianists provide musical accompaniment for our performances, rehearsals, and classes depending on the production or project.

Ballet Idaho offers a full season of 23 performances from November through May. We offer a professional Academy of Dance, training students in classical ballet and extensive educational outreach programs for students in Boise, the Treasure Valley, and throughout Idaho. As the only professional ballet company in Idaho, Montana, or Wyoming, Ballet Idaho provides important artistic opportunities and experiences that greatly enrich the creative vitality of the Idaho community.

Ballet Idaho served more than 24,000 audience members this past year and our educational outreach programs served over 15,000 students during the academic year.

VISION

Enrich lives through dance.

MISSION

Create inspiring experiences through performance and education.

DIVERSITY & INCLUSION

Ballet Idaho uses our core values to make decisions and interact with others. These values represent what is important to Ballet Idaho; they support our vision and how we shape our culture. Our core values are:

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COMPELLING ARTISTRY

(Provocative and Inspiring)

COMMITMENT TO DEVELOP

(A Standard of Quality and Professionalism)

TRUST, DIVERSITY AND RESPECT

(Giving Compassion in the Spirit of Family)

COLLABORATION

(Embracing Teamwork and Community)

ARTISTIC CURIOSITY

(Education and Outreach that Influences Culture)

As an organization, we are committed to being open, welcoming and inclusive, a place where artists, students, staff, board members and volunteers of all ethnicities, orientations and backgrounds can collaboratively learn, work and serve. We are committed to our mission to

“Create inspiring experiences through performances and education.”

As a community, both local and national, there are events that sadden our hearts, and as an organization of artists we embrace uncomfortable thoughts and conversations that have emerged from these events. These topics help us grow as artists and leaders, and inspire us to consider our actions. With that in mind, the Ballet Idaho board of directors and staff agree to work towards the following:

 

      • We will consider diverse perspectives in the creation of programming. We will be mindful of different backgrounds as we collaborate with artists to support our work.
      • We will strive for diversity in the recruitment of company dancers, staff, leadership and board members.
      • We will create policies that support equity and diversity.
      • We will pursue board and staff diversity training.

We will continue to develop and never stop living the values of our organization in meaningful and intentional ways. We hope that this ongoing effort will help us fulfill our vision of enriching lives through dance, for all community members.