Central Kentucky's

Premier Professional Ballet Company

Dancers from all over the world have made their way to Lexington to work for Kentucky Ballet Theatre.

Kentucky Ballet Theatre boasts world-class talent with its professional company members. The many performance opportunities, specialty coaching, ability to teach in the Kentucky Ballet Theatre Academy, and familial environment make KBT a great place to call 'home.'



Artistic Director Norbe Risco and his wife, Academy Director, Rafaela Risco run this Cuban classical ballet company with Board President, Brigid De Vries and Office Administrator, Adell Cook. 




Dancers hail from Cuba, Puerto Rico, Thailand, and Japan as well as Florida, Missouri, Illinois, Maryland, Georgia, New Mexico, and Kentucky. Read more about each of them here!




Though KBT performs evening-length classical ballets, they also pioneer contemporary classical ballets such Beauty & the Beast and Peter Pan. Neo-classical and some contemporary works also fill out their rep. 





KBT accepts auditions in the winter and early spring via DVD or through an invitation process with the artistic directors. To learn more about KBT's audition policies and prodecures, click here.



Pictured here: Kelsey Van Tine and Alexander Guzman