Los Angeles Ballet is known for its superb stagings of the Balanchine repertory, stylistically meticulous classical ballets, and its commitment to new works. Founded in 2004 by Thordal Christensen and Colleen Neary Artistic Directors Emeriti, and Julie Whittaker Executive Director Emerita, LAB is recognized as a world-class ballet company.
Los Angeles Ballet is the city’s only resident professional classical ballet company. LAB tours throughout LA County, regularly appearing at multiple venues. This model is strategic, and part of LAB’s mission to serve all communities, responding to the geographic challenges of Southern California by traveling to audiences. LAB venues include Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Royce Hall at UCLA, Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center, the historic Alex Theatre in Glendale, and The Broad Stage in Santa Monica.
Los Angeles Ballet offers two outstanding arts education outreach programs. Since 2006, LAB’s Power of Performance (POP!) program has provided 50,000 free tickets to underserved or disadvantaged children, seniors, veterans, and their families. LAB’s A Chance to Dance was launched in 2012, and offers free ballet classes, alternative dance/fitness classes, and lectures/demonstrations taught by company Dancers.