changing livesenriching communitiesarts are essential to society
We change lives and enrich communities through performance, outreach and the finest classical dance education. We accomplish our goals through multi-faceted programs with our many community partners. IBT continues to utilize valuable resources of the region by performing full-length traditional ballets and original dance productions using local talent. Our goal is to keep the art of quality dance by preserving historical ballet stories while offering and entertaining, educational and affordable experience for area residents. We strongly believe that the arts are essential to a healthy society.
strong history eclectic repertoire pointe, hip-hop, tap, modern, ballet
Indiana Ballet Theatre resides in northwest Indiana where their resident company and school have had several locations during the past 41 years. They are the only dance company in NW Indiana to bring over nine full length classical ballets to the local residents: Thumbelina, Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake, Nutcracker, Coppelia, Cinderella, Firebird, Gaite Parisienne and Peter Pan under the directions of Founder and Ballet Artistic Director, Gloria Tuohy, MDE.
IBT also has a strong presence in the modern dance world. They have successfully produced yearly shows to sold out audiences. Under the direction of Modern/Contemporary Artistic Director, Amanda Tuohy CDE/DMT, the dancers have performed an eclectic repertoire including hip-hop and tap.
Indiana Ballet Theatre is provided with support from South Shore Arts, Indiana Arts Commission, a state agency, and National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.