Kentucky Ballet Theatre was created in 1998 and is Lexington's premier professional ballet company. Governed by a Board of Directors, the organization performs at the Lexington Opera House, the Pam Miller Downtown Arts Center, Woodland Park for Ballet Under the Stars, Moondance Amphitheater, and also in surrounding communities such as the
Mountain Arts Center in Prestonsburg, Button Auditorium at Morehead State University, and the Center for Rural Development in Somerset, Kentucky. The KBT Academy is an integral part of the organization, offering disciplined, classical ballet training for students of all ages.
To provide Lexington and Central Kentucky with artistic, cultural and educational enrichment as a professional ballet company in residence through performances of original works, classical ballet, and educational programs; offer artistic and educational outreach to Central and Eastern Kentucky communities with touring and school shows; equip students of all backgrounds and ages with classical dance instruction in a nurturing environment at the KBT Academy, while offering them performance opportunities with KBT's professional company.