The performing arts are gifts meant to be shared.

The purpose of Durham Ballet Theatre is to provide a training company and public performance opportunities for dancers, singers and actors of all ages who wish to go on to have professional careers in the field of the performing arts, extend their careers or have a secondary career in the profession of the performing arts.

Durham Ballet Theatre’s objective is to promote and increase accessibility to the performing arts by providing educational lecture/demonstrations for the public, by giving free performances for members of our community who might not otherwise have the means or opportunity to attend a performance and by directly engaging in and providing facilities for others to engage in the promotion of the arts. 

Durham Ballet Theatre is open to all ages, ethnicities, abilities and levels of accomplishment in the arts. Scholarships are available for those who wish to train and perform in dance, voice or acting and do not have the means. Durham Ballet Theatre does not discriminate on the basis of age, citizenship, color, disability, gender identity or expression, race, religion, creed, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, or status as a disabled veteran or veteran of any war era. 


Excellence: We strive to attain excellence in all of the endeavors of Durham Ballet Theatre. 

Professionalism: We will hold ourselves to the highest standards of respect, integrity and professionalism in the performing arts. 

Diversity: We actively foster and embrace diversity in Durham Ballet Theatre.

Safety: We ensure safety in all we do including training, technique, performance and education as well as in the acceptance of self-expression and personal artistic development.

Teamwork: Each company member contributes unique talents and skills to Durham Ballet Theatre and by working together we are stronger and better able to fulfill our mission.