Ballet Hartford

Ballet Hartford is committed to artistic excellence through the classical and contemporary genres while honoring Hartford’s unique role in the development of ballet in America.

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!

What people say?

Colleague Reviews

Elizabeth McMillan, Ballet Hartford Artistic Director, a force to be reckoned with. Her team of dancers at Ballet Hartford are not only exceptional artists, but artists of the utmost intergrity, purely invested in the creative process, all while striving for world class excellence!
Caleb Mitchell
Former Dancer - Houston Ballet
It has been an honor to work with the artists of Ballet Hartford. Along with their robust dancing, great skill, and clean lines, the company is very clear on their commitment to all that is "true, good and beautiful!" Under Betsy McMillan's deft leadership and vision, this company is a welcomed voice in contemporary ballet.
Stephen Rooks
Former principal Dancer, Martha Graham Dance Company
I believe that the art of ballet has the power to elevate and magnify people, both dancers and audiences. It can uniquely incarnate spiritual joy. I am thrilled that the vision of Ballet Hartford is grounded in these truths.
Silas Farley
New York City Ballet
Ballet Hartford’s commitment to the highest standards of artistry and professionalism is evident in each moment one witnesses these dancers at work. Whether on the stage or in the studio, they radiate the humanity, passion and dedication to all the best that this living art form of Dance has to offer.
Stephen Pier
Dance Division Director - The Hartt School, University of Hartford

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