Grand Rapids Ballet

Grand Rapids Ballet Events

Date Type City State

Grand Rapids Ballet Programs

Weeks - Start Dt Program Type Program Name Age Range  
38 - 9/8/2020 PostHS Trainee 18 - 22
38 - 8/17/2020 PostHS Apprentice 18 - 22
5 - 6/22/2020 Summer Summer Senior Intensive 12 - 22
5 - 6/22/2020 Summer Summer Junior Intensive 9 - 13
0 - 9/3/2019 PostHS Trainee 18 - 22
0 - 8/19/2019 PostHS Apprentice 18 - 22
5 - 6/24/2019 Summer Summer Senior Intensive 12 - 22
5 - 6/24/2019 Summer Summer Junior Intensive 9 - 13
341 Ellsworth SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503


in thousands fiscal years 2018 / 2017 / 2016
Revenues 2089 3006 / 2444
Expenses 2721 2827 / 2926
Net Income -632 179 / -482
Assets 7386 8035 / 7878


2016/17 - The Nutcracker, Black & White: Swan Lake, MOVEMEDIA: World Premieres, Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan
2015/16 - Pacifica, The Nutcracker, Dangerous Liaisons, The Best of MOVEMEDIA, Cinderella
2014/15 - The Nutcracker, Swan Lake, MOVEMEDIA, Beethoven
2013/14 - Dracula, The Nutcracker, Rubies for Valentine’s Day, MOVEMEDIA I, MOVEMEDIA II, Midsummer

Artistic Director

Patricia Barker - former principal dancer with Pacific Northwest Ballet, is considered one of the world’s most gifted ballerinas. She received her early ballet training from Lynne Williams in Richland, WA, studied on scholarship both at Boston Ballet School with E. Virginia Williams and Violette Verdy and Pacific Northwest Ballet School with Francia Russell, Perry Brunson and Janet Reed. Ms. Barker has danced in many of the great full length ballets and contemporary works from renowned choreographers. She performed with Pacific Northwest Ballet extensively throughout Europe, Asia, Australia and North America. She appeared as a guest artist with national and international ballet companies and performed in many galas throughout the world. Ms. Barker is a judge for international ballet competitions and teaches at nationally renowned ballet schools. She collaborated with Freed of London, producing an instructional video answering dancers’ most frequently asked questions about the art of wearing Pointe shoes. As a member of the artistic team of Broadway Bound, she choreographed full scale productions performed by children between the ages of 5 to 18. Ms. Barker’s entrepreneurial and management experience includes product design and development for her own dancewear company; a patent award while consulting with a leading dancewear manufacturer; and product development consulting for a dance accessories company.


First Company - 2015 Total 20: 10 Female, 10 Male

Second Company - None

Apprentice - 6 Apprentices: 6 Female

Trainee - 5 Apprentices: 4 Female, 1 Male

341 Ellsworth SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Fee: $25
Dancers may also audition by video submission no later than March 27, 2020.
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