Ballet Inc. gives a platform to an array of diverse, talented artists while challenging the performing arts and dance normative. Our goal is provide opportunities to these individuals regardless of race, ethnicity, body type or traditional dancer ‘limitations’. Ballet Inc. combines an eclectic accessible range of genres of dance to create an individual contemporary ballet aesthetic that showcases each artist’s uniqueness and prowess.
Ballet Inc. was founded in 2012 by Executive Artistic Director Aaron Atkins. Atkins felt that there was a need for diversity within the dance community that appeared to only celebrate artist of very specific backgrounds and skillsets.
Critically as acclaimed nationally and internationally as:
'"Hard-hitting...Powerful..Beautiful.." - Broadway World Dance -
Since founding, Ballet Inc. has performed nationally and internationally, annually reaches global audience goers and patrons to the arts, through Festival appearances, touring and self curated digital platform
In 2016 Ballet Inc. curated an Artist Exchange festival entitled The Series. The Series's Annual mission is to choose 25 Emerging choreographers with 1 to 5 years of professional experience as a choreographer to share their artistic voice on a professionally recognized live performance platform. In hopes, of creating choreographic opportunities for emerging contemporary dance artist to collaborate, cultivate and present their work.
In 2017, Ballet Inc. was award by the state of New York The Multicultural Award of Excellence for its mission.
Most Recently, Ballet Inc. has opened an facility for dance training,
Ballet Inc. Studios, located in the heart of Rock hill South Carolina, near the home town of founder Mr. Atkins. It has been his life mission to bring Ballet Inc.'s Mission back to his hometown. Ballet Inc. feels diversity in the arts and communities is essential to every community.
As Ballet Inc. approaches our 10th Anniversary Season,we look forward to the new milestone and our bright, bold and trailblazing future ahead.