Ballet Excel Ohio
Ballet Excel Ohio exists:
1. To provide professional level training and performance opportunities to talented young dancers.
2. To educate young audiences in the art of ballet through original children’s ballets performed by children, for children.
Ballet Excel Ohio is one of the oldest youth ballets in the country. Founded in 1975 by Nan Klinger, we were the first youth ballet in the state and are one of the 10 oldest in the country. In fact, since Ballet Excel Ohio’s first performance in 1976, we have brought professional quality, original children’s ballets to young audiences throughout Northeast Ohio.
The company has a collection of more than thirty-five original, choreographed ballets in our repertoire, and is known throughout the country for our innovative, exciting and technically superior performances. Each year, choreographers travel to Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio to work with our dancers, and two to four repertory pieces are cast and performed each year. Past productions have included storybook favorites like The Little Mermaid, Madeline at the Circus, and Beauty and the Beast.