The story of Tulsa Ballet began in 1956. Husband and wife Roman Jasinski and Moscelyne Larkin, and musician Rosalie Talbott, founded Tulsa Ballet Theatre, blending classical dance with dramatic theatre. Internationally known dancers in the Ballet Russe tradition, Jasinski and Larkin set the tone for artistic excellence – a foundation that has been preserved and built upon for decades.

Today, Tulsa Ballet annually reaches more than 40,000 individuals across Oklahoma and employs a multi-cultural roster of dancers comprised of 22 highly-skilled professionals representing 8 different countries.

Under the leadership of Artistic Director Marcello Angelini, Tulsa Ballet has reached new heights on the stage, while bringing unprecedented recognition to Tulsa and the State of Oklahoma by developing an artistic reputation marked by innovative works with international impact.

Regarded as one of the top ballet companies in North America, Tulsa Ballet consistently brings the finest works in classical and contemporary dance to the Midwest region, giving audiences a unique opportunity to view world-class ballet in the heartland of America.

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To serve as an essential asset of our region through exciting internationally-acclaimed artistic excellence and exemplary education and outreach

We commit to:

  • Preserve the tradition of classical ballet
  • Promote the appreciation of contemporary dance
  • Create works of superior and enduring quality
  • Educate through exceptional dance training, performances and outreach programs.


To be an innovative leader, powerful partner and global cultural representative of a community in which the performing arts are valued and promoted as an indispensable resource.