The COVID-19 pandemic has created unique challenges to performing arts organizations worldwide, and Tulsa Ballet is no exception. In order to ensure the safety and well-being of the Tulsa community, Tulsa Ballet has made the difficult decision to cancel all performances and events starting in March 2020 and until further notice. We are currently planning to open the 2020-2021 season with Vendetta, A Mafia Story at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center, October 29 – November 1, 2020. Join us when the curtain rises again!
Tulsa Ballet Center for Dance Education classes are now underway! After several months away, the Get Back to Dance program began July 27, following new guidelines for pick up and drop off, modified scheduling to aid with studio cleaning processes, and required mask usage. Fall enrollment is open, with classes in the studios at Broken Arrow and Brookside campuses, as well as virtual offerings.
Dancers, staff, students, and visitors to Tulsa Ballet’s facilities must follow strict protocols to help prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus. Read about our safety protocols.
In response to COVID-19, we are restructuring our outreach programs for the 2020-2021 season. We have already begun working with some of our local school partners, and will be adapting our current offerings as well as creating new opportunities for children to explore dance, music and creativity in and out of the classroom through virtual and video mediums.
Tulsa Ballet provides meaningful arts experiences that enrich the quality of life in Tulsa. These arts experiences foster compassionate understanding, community engagement, enriched learning, and creative expression. Tulsa Ballet is determined to maintain its vibrancy, creativity, and relevancy so that when this crisis ends, we will still be here to provide the mental, physical, and emotional benefits of the performing arts and to bring joy to our community. You can ensure the future of Tulsa Ballet with a gift to the Critical Support Fund, and now your impact is doubled through a matching grant from the George Kaiser Family Foundation.
With the support of our Ballet family, we know we will emerge from this crisis a better organization than before, stronger and more resilient, ready to continue fulfilling our mission and pursuing excellence in all we do.