Peoria Ballet offers a variety of pre-professional ballet and dance programs. From classical ballet to jazz to modern
and tap, Peoria Ballet classes fit the aspirations and abilities of dancers of all ages.

For over 50 years Peoria Ballet performances have delighted audiences with outstanding artistry,
beautiful costumes, excellent live music, and of course amazing dancing.

fall classes

Registration Remains Open for Fall Classes

Find information about Peoria Ballet Academy including Fall Classes here!
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Nutcracker 2017 Is Underway!

Peoria Civic Center Theater

December 9th            2:00pm & 7:30pm
December 10th          2:00pm

Featuring live music by Heartland Festival Orchestra

Tickets Available Beginning October 21st
Peoria Civic Center Box Office & Ticketmaster


School Performances

Thursday, December 7th             9:30am & Noon

Tickets available now!
Call (309) 690-7990 or email to info@peoriaballet.com

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Nutcracker Auditions Open Call September 9

August 29, 2017

Be a part of our community’s favorite holiday tradition! Voted “Best Theater Production” by PeoriaMagazines.com. With five performances at the Peoria Civic Center Theater & live music by Heartland Festival Orchestra, this production is an experience not to be missed! Open Call: Sept 9th 3:00-4:00pm Peoria Ballet studio For more info, email info@peoriaballet.com or call (309)690-7990.

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Peoria Ballet Wins Award for Best Theater Production – Nutcracker

August 1, 2017

We are thrilled to announce that Peoria Ballet was awarded “Best Theater Production” for The Nutcracker! Many thanks to Peoria Magazine and everyone in our community that  voted for us. Don’t miss The Nutcracker 2017 ~ December 9th & 10th at the Peoria Civic Center Theater with live music by Heartland Festival Orchestra!

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Peoria Ballet Wins Journal Star 2017 “Best of the Best” Contest

May 20, 2017

Peoria Ballet was named the winner of Peoria Journal Star’s “Best of the Best” competition in 2 categories ~ Best Dance Studio & Best Dance School!

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Spring Showcase 2017

May 1, 2017

Join us for our annual Spring Showcase at Five Points Washington as the entire Peoria Ballet performs to show what they accomplished during the school year. It is also a time where we will say goodbye to our graduating seniors and learn what is next in their journey of life. June 1, 2017.

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Online Ticket Ordering Now Available!

March 7, 2017

You can now order your tickets for Peoria Ballet’s spring production of Sleeping Beauty online. Just click the link below to select your performance and tickets. We look forward to seeing you there. Three performances, April 7 at 7:00 and April 8 at 1:30 & 7:00... Buy tickets now

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Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting

March 1, 2017

Join us as we welcome Eric Otto, our new Artistic Director, and Laura Otto, our new Ballet Mistress to the Peoria area! Eric and Laura’s diverse backgrounds and talents bring a new element to Peoria Ballet. We cannot wait to see their impact on the Central Illinois arts community! Please join us at this celebration … Read more



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