Boulder Ballet ‘s Guiding Principles

Our Mission

Boulder Ballet delivers excellence in artistic expression and ignites a passion for dance through cutting-edge performance, high-caliber training, inclusivity, and community outreach.


Our Vision

Boulder Ballet’s vision is to be a leading arts organization celebrated for its excellence and inclusivity.  We aspire to be a bold dance institution that creates a nurturing environment of artistic growth and builds a community of outstanding humans.


Our Core Values

  1. Dance is Transformative

Ballet is a profound vehicle for creative self-expression and joy and can provide life-altering impact to those who experience and engage with its power.

  1. Both Rigor and Play are Valuable

Within excellence of training, education and performance, playfulness and rigor create a balanced environment of tenacity and fun.

  1. We Champion Each Other

We support, listen and lift one another up– helping each other as staff, faculty, students and board members to be our best selves and achieve Boulder Ballet’s mission.

  1. Authentic Relationships Matter

The relationships between our artists, patrons and partners are key to our success. These relationships are symbiotic and create a rich and fulfilling community, spreading the love and impact of our art.

  1. Dance Supports Emotional and Physical Well-Being

Through personal expression and physical movement, dance supports individual health and well-being.

  1. Diversity Makes Dance Better

Diversity of perspectives, ideas, life experience, talent, and culture enriches the artistry and practice of dance. We seek, celebrate and include that richness.

  1. Dance is for All

Creating an accessible and inclusive community that welcomes individuals of all races, ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations, ages, socioeconomic backgrounds, religions, abilities and body types is at the heart of the life-altering power of dance.