History

Indianapolis City Ballet burst onto the Indianapolis arts scene in September 2009 with its Evening with the Stars, gala-style program. The audience was enthusiastic and immediately embraced the new ballet presence. This unique event includes some of the world’s foremost dancers performing their signature works including classical and cutting-edge contemporary ballet works and excerpts. With four consecutive years of performances and five performances, the event is the perennial favorite of the community and the media, having been named “Event of the Year” every year!

Created to add to the community, filling a void in the professional ballet scene and complementing the dance and arts institutions already in Indianapolis, Indianapolis City Ballet seeks to build a ballet program that embraces the best of classical ballet and strives to define its contemporary development. Built on a standard of excellence, ICB’s build-up with include the creation of a ballet company and presentations of major international companies.

The Penny and Jock Fortune Master Class Series presented by Indianapolis City ballet started in January 2010 and have brought some of the world’s most renowned teachers and artists to Indianapolis. This series has served to unite a community of dance in Indianapolis and provided unique and special opportunities for students and teachers alike. With classes sizes capped to assure a productive experience, all have been filled to capacity. Video-taped question and answer sessions allow students, parents and teachers to learn more about the teachers and artists and to gain from the insights and experiences of some of the ballet world’s leaders (Question and Answer sessions are posted free online and enjoy wide viewership and acclaim).