Arkansas Festival Ballet (AFB) is a pre-professional repertory ballet company with a mission to educate, enhance and promote the artistry of classical ballet and dance; preserving standards of excellence in performance and developing artistry in talents.
AFB's performance season includes storybook ballet productions, mixed bill and collaborative performances.
Arkansas Festival Ballet is a 501 c3 non-profit arts organization, founded in 2000.
Arkansas Academy of Dance is the official school of Arkansas Festival Ballet.
AFB strives to strengthen artistic growth and education through partnerships with arts organizations in Arkansas, including Conway Symphony Orchestra, South Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre, Pine Bluff Symphony Orchestra, UALR Music Department & Concert Choir, UALR Theatre and Dance Department, Wildwood Park for the Arts, Opera in the Rocks, Argenta Community Theatre, Arkansas Arts Center, Praeclara Arts, ACANSA, Department of Arkansas Heritage, SEARK Concert Association and The Clinton Foundation.
In all that we do, AFB encourages the inclusion of diverse individuals and perspectives. In training, performance, artistic and organizational pursuits, we seek to promote increased diversity, equality and ensure inclusivity.
Arkansas Festival Ballet works in partnership with Arkansas Academy of Dance
AFB's quality of excellence on the stage begins with the highest standards of training in the studio.
We remain dedicated to educating and nurturing students in classical dance and to provide a solid and complete foundation in technique. As teachers, we recognize our responsibility to champion a passion for dance in each student, through their athleticism, artistry, and expression. As artists and administrators, we prioritize the importance of training, revelation, and celebration through performance.