Now Offering 4 Different Programs!

Kentucky Ballet Theatre has recently expanded their outreach program model, successfully piloting this program in March 2017 in Lexington with a grant funded by the Junior League of Lexington and previously in 2016 foundational support in Pensacola, Florida. Traditional School Visit Programs and Nutcracker School Show Programs 


The following are Fourth different programs that will be offered.  We believe they are most suited for elementary and middle school students. Please use the form on this page if you would like to request a program or confirm program attendance.

The Collaborative Arts Experience

This two-hour program includes a performance, media presentation and Q & A session, and two hands-on workshop classes taught by the professional dancers and other local theatre and art professionals. Additionally, educators will receive a classroom supplemental packet, which will integrate a classroom learning module coinciding with what the students experience during the program. Capacity is limited to 150 students for each program and the cost is $7 per student. You may submit interest and request programs at the right. Email admin@kyballet for information regarding CAB Educational Outreach Programs for 2020-21 School Year.

Main Stage Productions School Show Program

The KBT professional company presents one-two Main Stage productions each season at the Lexington Opera House. Email for School Show Educational Outreach Program information. These programs will include a 45-60 minute performance, followed by a Q & A session with interactive student demonstrations. Teachers from each school attending will also be equipped with the educational supplement for continued academic learning about the ballet, music and art. Capacity for this program is 950 students. The cost is $8 per student. You may submit interest and request seats to the right.

KBT On Tour: Outreach School Visit & School Workshop Programs

The third offering is a customized school performance and school visit in which Kentucky Ballet Theatre’s professional company will travel to your school and put on an hour and fifteen minute program. We are now accepting “School Visit Inquiries & Reservations” for program dates between November 30, 2020-May 14, 2020 With this choice, we are able to accommodate 200 to 600 students at once and travel to any area of the state. The program includes performance excerpts from "Night Before Christmas", "The Nutcracker", or "Pinocchio” -- a Q & A session and some interactive student demonstrations. The company only requires a gym floor or auditorium to carry out this program. Larger schools are encouraged to explore this option. Please inquire for an estimate. Additionally, the educational supplements will be made available for school faculty to implement in the classroom before or after the program. Request a program for your school or arts community with the form to the right. We encourage local arts councils to inquire about what KBT can offer your community. We can tailor a performance from our repertory, or we can create a package appropriate for a special performance.

Education & Technology Modules

KBT's Board has artfully crafted integrated classroom learning packets to deepen students educational exposure to dance as well as their visual experience at the theatre. Packets will be given to teachers preceding the programs to maximize benefit to the students. In March 2016, KBT traveled for a tour to Pensacola, Florida enjoying a nine-day residency at the Rex Theatre serving 700 charter school, disabled and high need students underwritten by the HOPE Foundation. In September 2018, KBT traveled for a tour to Chattanooga, Tennessee for a five-day tour in collaboration with the Morning Pointe Foundation serving alzheimer patients and their caregivers. For more information, contact the Kentucky Ballet Theatre via email at or call 859-252-5245

"Kentucky Ballet Theatre At A Glance"provides the viewer with a visual description of the organization's programming with photos, excerpts from the professional company performances of Wizard of Oz, Carmen, The Little Mermaid and Dracula.