Founder and Artistic Director, Elizabeth “Betsy” McMillan established the company as Vivid Ballet in Hartford, CT in August of 2016 with the purpose of promoting the true, the good and the beautiful. Having developed national and international recognition and more than doubling it’s roster of dancers in only two seasons the company re-branded as Ballet Hartford to further serve its city and communities as it shared a thriving exchange or resources and ideas with the Hartt School Dance Division. Boasting a strong roster of Guest Faculty and Choreographers from New York City Ballet, Ballet Austin, Houston Ballet, American Ballet Theater and locally, Ballet Hartford, now in it’s 4th season continues to offer its dancers, the city of Hartford, the Northeast and beyond professional excellence and integrity in the art form.
Featured Event | September 4th 2019
Ballet Hartford's next Artistic Director
Ballet Hartford is thrilled to announce the appointment of long time Ballet Mistress and Principal Dancer, Leyna Doran as Ballet Hartford’s next Artistic Director! Under Leyna’s sound leadership the company is poised to move into the future with excellence and integrity as she furthers the established vision and mission of Ballet Hartford. Founder and Artistic Director Emerita, Betsy McMillan will serve the organization along with the Board of Directors and in an advisory capacity to the Artistic Director. Please stay tuned as we announce our new dancers and performances for this season. Many exciting things ahead. We thank you all for your support and look forward to continuing to serve Hartford, the Northeast and beyond!
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