Galveston Ballet is the official ballet company of Galveston and a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Our current programs include Classical Ballet Training, Productions at The Grand 1894 Opera House, Community Events and Performances, Fine Arts Education, and Youth Scholarships. Since 1986 Galveston Ballet has offered dance instruction with a classical ballet focus. We produce both mixed repertory ballet performances and full classical story ballets at the Grand 1894 Opera House. Galveston Ballet dancers also volunteer and perform at various community events and local venues.
Galveston Ballet Inc. is the official ballet company of Galveston and a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization. The mission of Galveston Ballet is to offer the young people of Galveston County the opportunity to participate in a learning company where they can experience the discipline and beauty of ballet and develop their skills and talents in this domain, and to enrich the cultural life of the entire community by presenting performances of great classical and contemporary works each year.
Galveston Ballet was founded in 1986 by Artistic Director, Lynn Nigliazzo, who was in search of an opportunity for her daughter Caryn to receive advanced classical ballet instruction. It all began at the Studio I Dance Company where Caryn participated in a summer program production that featured ballet and dance in an old Lutheran Church. Seeing the potential to incorporate more ballet into future productions, Lynn and Studio I were inspired to develop a company that offered opportunities for students to perform while also introducing the art of ballet back into the Galveston community.