Ballet Chelsea is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization which provides professional-level dance training to dance students, through performance opportunities, enrichment activities, master classes, summer intensives and pre-professional studies. Ballet Chelsea is proud to be supported by the Wilkinson Foundation and the Worthington Family Foundation.
Ballet Chelsea was formed in 1995 to provide supplemental dance training and performance opportunities to young dancers in Chelsea. Since that time Ballet Chelsea’s programming and performance opportunities have greatly expanded.
Ballet Chelsea’s Performance Company has grown to nearly 70 male and female dancers from Ann Arbor, Chelsea, Dexter, Grass Lake, Jackson, Manchester, Stockbridge and Ypsilanti. Company Artists have myriad performance opportunities including full length ballets, an annual benefit concert and community outreach activities at local schools, hospitals, senior centers and libraries. Our young artists also participate and perform in events such as the Michigan Youth Arts Festival and Youth America Grand Prix. In addition to the master classes offered initially, Ballet Chelsea programming now includes a comprehensive Summer Dance Intensive, Pre-Professional Program and, beginning soon, an Adaptive Dance Program.
Ballet Chelsea is proud to have our own facility and dance school, Ballet Chelsea Studios, which opened in August 2014. The studio brings dance education to a broader community-based audience including over 300 students, and room for growth and new programming which seeks to serve a far broader community constituency. Our state-of-the-art facility supports increased curriculum for all ages including conditioning and dance classes for adults, in addition to our established base of Ballet, Pointe, Variations, Partnering, Modern, Jazz, Tap and Hip-Hop.
Ballet Chelsea is a non-profit 501(c) (3) organization. All contributions are fully tax deductible to the amount allowed by law.