Studio matches the Civic Center stage in size. Sprung floors. Marley. Mirrors. Changing areas
Through world-class training and performance opportunities for aspiring dancers, Ballet Des Moines is developing the next generation of professional dancers. Our annual production of The Nutcracker features more than 300 local dancers, ranging from young children experiencing their first time on stage to young adults who have trained for years aspiring to careers as professionals. We also provide opportunities for young dancers to observe, participate and interact with professionals in their daily work routine of class and rehearsals.
Each year, Ballet Des Moines’ Nutcracker Performance for the Schools provides school children in the Greater Des Moines area the opportunity to attend special performances of The Nutcracker at Hoyt Sherman Place Theater. These performances are offered at a low cost of $3 per child with chaperones attending for free.
Ballet Des Moines promotes diversity through the artists we attract; by the types of productions we present; and by encouraging appreciation of different forms of dance. In addition to regular productions, Ballet Des Moines sponsors and participates in many community events extending its impact to a larger, more diverse audience in central Iowa. These performances highlight our Nutcracker and Fall and Spring Show productions.