Why Support Tulsa Ballet?

Did you know that donations by generous individuals and institutions make up over 55% of Tulsa Ballet’s annual budget? Learn more about Tulsa Ballet’s work below, and donate today.

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Bring Dance to the Entire Community

Each year, Tulsa Ballet partners with local social service agencies to welcome thousands of clients from organizations such as Big Brothers Big Sisters, DVIS, and Family & Children’s Services to attend special preview performances at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center.

Expose Our City to the Rest of the World

As Oklahoma’s Cultural Ambassador, Tulsa Ballet has represented its community at renowned venues in the United States (the Kennedy Center, the Joyce Theater) and in countries across Europe and Asia (Croatia, Italy, Portugal, Serbia, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland).

The Region’s Leading Ballet Training Facility

Tulsa Ballet’s Center for Dance Education (CDE) provides high-quality dance training to hundreds of students ages 3 to adult each year. CDE educates the next generation of professional dancers and future doctors, lawyers, teachers, and more.

Provide Effective Arts Education Programs to Thousands of Children

The Center for Dance Education provides outreach programs for Tulsa-area children and their families, many of whom are part of under-served communities. The Hardesty Family Children’s Series introduces children to ballet through new productions of classic children’s stories, including Peter and the Wolf and Jack and the Beanstalk. Project Create develops confidence, creativity, and self-expression through hands-on workshops in movement and music in local schools. And Tulsa Ballet participates in Sharing Dance Day, inviting the entire community to learn and showcase a new dance. This program aims to inspire children, foster creative expression, and support health and well-being.