Ballet Hartford

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 and established it’s affiliate school, School of Ballet Hartford in August 2018. The company has professionally partnered with The University of Hartford’s The Hartt School Dance Division and shares a thriving exchange of resources and ideas. 

Featured Event  |  February 17, 2019

Ballet Hartford Audition

Sunday, February 17th 2019

 224 Farmington Ave

 Hartford, CT

 9:45-10:15 Registration

 10:30-12:00 Ballet technique class 

12:00-1:30 Classical Variations and Contemporary Solos 

2:30 Ballet Hartford repertory            

2:30-4:00 Interview with Artistic Director, Elizabeth McMillan

Pre-registration deadline: Sunday, February 10th 2018

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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