High Point Ballet, the vision of Founder and Executive Director, Rita Taylor, held its debut performance in 1987. Comprised of professional and pre-professional members, the Company, a funded affiliate of the High Point Arts Council, is a Performing Member of Regional Dance America’s Southeastern Regional Ballet Association. The vision of the Company has been to create a diverse company encompassing a wide array of technical and theatrical elements of dance.
High Point Ballet provides a vast repertoire of classical and contemporary dance works as well as arts education programs for all. Currently, over 200 members of the company have gone on to such noted schools and companies as University of North Carolina School of the Arts, Kansas City Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Pennsylvania Ballet, School of American Ballet, Boston Conservatory, Joffrey Ballet, Atlanta Ballet, Nashville Ballet, Richmond Ballet, Alvin Ailey, Ballet Met, and Hubbard Street Dance Chicago.