Founded in 1997 by current Artistic Director, Kathleen Rathbun and a dedicated group of volunteers, Syracuse City Ballet, Inc. is the only professional ballet company serving the Central New York community. We create family-oriented entertainment while offering opportunities for local professional, pre-professional, and student dancers to perform classical and premiere works with national and international guest artists.
A vibrant arts community encourages collaboration, instills local pride, draws people together, and is essential to a community’s vitality. Syracuse City Ballet contributes to the richness of Central New York’s cultural palette by providing a “big city” ballet presence. Our growth from a small grass-roots venture to a professional quality ballet has secured balletas a dance presence in Central New York.
Syracuse City Ballet is dedicated to providing area dancers with the opportunity to perform in a regional ballet company and for the people of this community to experience dance at its fullest potential. We strive to develop a strong body of pre-professional dancers through classical and premiere works. Syracuse City Ballet is committed to outreach within our community to best serve the needs of children and ensure diversity within our organization and our audience.