As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, the stated mission of Ballet Acadiana, Inc. is to provide professional caliber dance training in the Acadiana area, through master classes, summer intensive dance study, scholarships, performance opportunities, and enrichment of young dance students; thereby, helping to nurture strong minds and healthy bodies in an artistic environment.
Ballet Acadiana, Inc. is committed to non-discrimination in the administration of its performing arts, educational, and community outreach programs and special events using dance to promote the trinity of art, education and culture.
Ballet Acadiana, Inc. is committed to a cultural focus of the Louisiana peoples and their histories within an educational framework. Gifted with great artistic direction, artistic collaboration, and community support, Ballet Acadiana, Inc. Strives to use dance as a means of expression and depiction of this unique history, as well as its landscape, traditions, people, art, and music.
With a focus on the trinity of art, culture, and education, Ballet Acadiana looks to use the spectrum of Louisiana as content to provide both a wealth of formative experience to company members in their research and creation of these original works as well as increased awareness of the Louisiana experience for our audiences both local and abroad. Ballet Acadiana considers the ongoing and continuing collaboration with Louisiana artists the best mélange to explore through dance Louisiana’s history, culture, life, and geography.