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SUPPORT LAFAYETTE BALLET THEATRE'S MANY OUTREACH PROGRAMS!
For nearly 40 years, Lafayette Ballet Theatre has played a significant role as a cultural and educational resource for the citizens of Acadiana. Lafayette Ballet Theatre is committed to the education and development of artists by offering the highest standards of classical ballet training, education and performance. As the community’s premier professional ballet company, Lafayette Ballet Theatre is dedicated to preserving ballet’s rich legacy, making it accessible to all — and providing unprecedented talent, beauty and artistic expression.
About Lafayette Ballet Theatre
Lafayette Ballet Theatre (LBT) was founded in 1982, filling the need in our artistic community for a classical ballet company. Following its birth, LBT gained non-profit status. Its official school, Dance Conservatory, was established the previous year. The Conservatory currently supplies 90 percent of the company’s dancers. Located in Lafayette, Louisiana, LBT is an important provider of artistic, dance education and community programs.
Through the support of the community, LBT has sustained its place as Acadiana’s professional ballet company, offering 28-week contracted positions to local artists, and a long-term student scholarship program. For over three decades, LBT has presented full-length classical story ballets to the entire community. LBT currently maintains an extensive complimentary ticket program, providing underprivileged children and adults, A Night at the Ballet, as well as supporting all of its educational programs that reach over 2500 children annually in schools and at the theater.
Leading the Lafayette Ballet Theatre are Artistic Directors, Shannon Heath and Mitzi Heath.