Ballet Austin is celebrating more than 60 years as a nonprofit organization. It is home to one of the largest professional contemporary ballet companies and classical ballet academies in the United States. Led by Executive Director Cookie Ruiz and Artistic Director Stephen Mills, Ballet Austin operates as a 501(c)(3), consisting of a professional ballet company, apprentice company, trainee program, ballet academy, and community dance and fitness center that offers a variety of dance and conditioning classes to the general public.
Our company is home to a varied team of artists, teachers, administrators and more. We work together to to involve and strengthen our community through the creation and experience of dance and the encouragement of health and well-being.