Community Outreach


Beyond the Curtain – Lecture Series

Tulsa Ballet presents free public educational Lecture Series programs featuring interactive panel discussions with leaders in the fields of dance and creativity.

In 2017, Tulsa Ballet’s launched its Lecture Series program with Beyond the Curtain – Gender & Dance dedicated to the power of the female voice. The program was held in our intimate Studio K Theater and was live-streamed on Huffington Post. The discussion featured Choreographers: Helen Pickett, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, and Young Soon Hue, along with the Editor in Chief of Pointe Magazine, Amy Brandt. The event was moderated by Chloe Angyal, the Senior Front Page Editor of the Huffington Post. The event was supported by the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Foundation and the Mary Ann and John Bumgarner family in memory of Cherine Janzen.


Brookside Block Party at the Ballet

Join us at our Tulsa Ballet studios (45th & Peoria) for our Brookside Block Party at the Ballet featuring live music, food trucks, craft beer, local vendors and more! This fun event is followed by a performance our annual Creations in Studio K program (ticket fees apply).

Tulsa Ballet on the Green

On the first Friday of every October, Tulsa Ballet presents a free and open to the public performance on the Guthrie Green in downtown Tulsa. Enter raffles for tickets and enjoy works from both TBII and Main Company!

Partners in Art

Partners in Art is Tulsa Ballet’s longstanding community program that provides free tickets to area social services agencies. Each year, thousands of tickets are distributed to more than forty agencies, providing their clients the opportunity to enjoy the art of dance and ensuring that the entire community benefits from this resident, world-class ballet company. All performances are located at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center.

Hope for the Holidays

Hope for the Holidays is a benefit performance of the holiday classic, The Nutcracker, staged especially for the clients of Tulsa-area social services agencies.

Since 2000, Tulsa Ballet has provided this program to see The Nutcracker at no cost to thousands of individuals in the Tulsa community. At Hope for the Holidays, The Tulsa Performing Arts Center is packed full of families who could not otherwise afford to attend a performance but are eager to experience the magic of Tulsa Ballet.

For more information about all Community Outreach programs, please contact Ryan Allen at or 918-392-5949.