Building Relationships and Inclusivity Through Dance for a New Generation of Excellence

Oklahoma City Ballet is excited to present our new initiative, BRIDGE. This initiative has a special focus on education, programs, mentorships, and partnerships to help better serve our community and promote diversity and inclusivity within our organization. Oklahoma City Ballet wants to be a BRIDGE for the community, providing a connection to ballet and the amazing ways it can impact the lives of those within our community. This crosses all aspects of our organization from our professional company, the Yvonne Chouteau School, and our community engagement programs.

Upcoming BRIDGE Events:


BRIDGE Dance Discovery

Our Dance Discovery program provides on-site ballet instruction to students at schools across Oklahoma City. Through Dance Discovery, students not only learn the basics of ballet but also gain a foundation of valuable life skills.


Books & Ballet

The Nutcracker

FREE workshops, in partnership with the Metropolitan Library System, for kids ages 2 years old and up. Experience a fun dance class, hear the story of The Nutcracker, and learn a special dance from the ballet!

Saturday, Nov. 5 1:00-2:30 PM- Capitol Hill Library
Saturday, Nov. 12 1:00-2:30 PM- Bethany Library
Monday, Nov. 14 4:15-5:45 PM- Belle Isle Library
Tuesday, Nov. 15 4:30-6:00 PM- Midwest City Library
Saturday, Dec. 3 1:00-2:30 PM- The Village Library


Behind the Ballet

Join us one hour prior to each Civic Center Music Hall performance in the South Lobby for a fun and interactive experience that will help you to understand ballet and the performance you are about to see even better! Activities include dancer Q & A’s, introductory ballet classes, fun information on the performance, and choreographer lectures.

(Each Behind the Ballet event changes depending on the performance)