Ballet Vero Beach was founded January 1, 2013. They are the only professional ballet company in our region, and represent the first professional ballet company located in Vero Beach. Throughout their short history, they have gained a reputation for innovative and dynamic programming. They regularly collaborate with the area’s major cultural institutions: the Vero Beach Museum of Art and Riverside Theatre, and have been recognized for the quality of our productions by The George Balanchine Trust, master choreographer Peter Anastos, and The Estate of Samuel Kurkjian.
The founding artistic director and CEO, Adam Schnell, endeavors to create dynamic programming that reaches both balletomanes and those new to the art form. Ballet Vero Beach is especially proud of their Ticket Donation Program, which currently provides absolutely free performance tickets and educational outreach opportunities to the constituents of 12 social service non-profits in the area. Their main stage season includes two repertory programs performed by Vero's resident company, an Interpretive Dance Series produced with the Vero Beach Museum of Art, and the presentation of a visiting organization in partnership with Riverside Theatre. Additionally, thanks to a generous grant from Quail Valley Charities, they provide absolutely free student matinees to third and fourth graders in our area.