What is Ballet?

Ballet is an art form created by the movement of the human body. It is theatrical--performed on a stage to an audience utilizing costumes, scenic design and lighting. It can tell a story or express a thought or emotion. Ballet can be magical, exciting, provoking or disturbing.

Types and Styles of Ballet

A Brief History of Ballet

The Point of Pointe Shoes!

Ballet Vocabulary

Basic Ballet Positions

Activities for Educators

Carmina Burana
Carmina Burana by Dwight Rhoden, 2008
Light/The Holocaust and Humanity Project by Stephen Mills, 2009
The Nutcracker by Terrence S. Orr, 2005
Step Touch by Dwight Rhoden, 2009
The Great Gatsby by John McFall, 2008
Le Corsaire Pas de Deux by Marius Petipa, 2008

All images are of PBT performances.