Outreach Programs

Our Commitment


KBT’s outreach programming delivers well-rounded exposure to the art of ballet in a theatrical performance setting. Lecture demonstrations and in-school performances are structured to promote the exploration of creativity, artistry and educational interaction. 


Our commitment to Outreach has become increasingly important due to the significant cuts in Kentucky’s arts in education budget.


As a Lucille Little Foundation receipient from 2012-2014, KBT earned sincere acclaim for their programming. Once the grant expired, KBT took it upon themselves to still visit the Eastern Kentucky counties where they had worked with the students, demonstrating their sincere commitment to valuing arts-in-education.


The KBT Board of Directors has also begun writing educational modules to be integrated in the classroom after the performance program takes place.


By the Numbers & Locations


Kentucky Ballet Theatre has enriched 27,000 students at the Opera House for school shows and reached 89,000+ total students regionally since the company’s first season in 1998.

Locations benefitting from these program: Fayette County, Rowan County, Floyd County, Bell County, Estill County, Hazard, London, Somerset, and more!

Season Outreach Programs

Collaborative Arts Experiences for patients struggling with Alzheimer's & dementia and their caregiver.

May 2019 The Wizard of Oz school show at the Lexington Opera House.


NOW BOOKING Outreach Programs for School Visits & Public Appearances

2018-19 example: UK HealthCare Partnership for Nutcracker presentations at both Eastern State Hospital and UK Chandler Hospital in Lexington

Collaborative Arts Experiences for students connected with "In Motion" at the Downtown Arts Center.

Photo by Jeff Amadon

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