Founded in 2001, the University Ballet of Chicago seeks to provide classical ballet instruction and performance opportunities at the University of Chicago. University Ballet strives to create a supportive and inclusive environment, fostering the love and enjoyment of ballet for all of its members. Since its founding, the company has produced more than a dozen classical and contemporary productions, showcasing the talents of undergraduates, graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, university employees, and Chicago community members.
University Ballet hosts free ballet classes on campus for the entire Chicago community. UB also offers the opportunity for members of the community to see and perform in full-length classical and contemporary ballets: the company puts on two productions a year, and all interested dancers who audition are cast in a role, regardless of previous experience.
At right: Cast of The Sleeping Beauty (Spring 2011)
Photo by Sasha Fornari