First there was a school, and then there was a company.


Founded in 1997 by current Artistic Director, Kathleen Rathbun and a dedicated group of volunteers, Syracuse City Ballet, Inc. is the only professional ballet company serving the Central New York community. We create family-oriented entertainment while offering opportunities for local professional, pre-professional, and student dancers to perform classical and premiere works with national and international guest artists.

A vibrant arts community encourages collaboration, instills local pride, draws people together, and is essential to a community’s vitality. Syracuse City Ballet contributes to the richness of Central New York’s cultural palette by providing a “big city” ballet presence. Our growth from a small, grass-roots venture to a professional quality ballet has secured ballet as a dance presence in Central New York.

The company’s repertoire includes ballets such as: The Nutcracker, Swan Lake, Snow White, Peter Pan, Aladdin, Sleeping Beauty, Dracula, Cinderella, and Romeo and Juliet. As well as presenting choreography in multiple performances such as: the Armory Square Candlelight Series, La Traviata, Syracuse Shakespeare Festival, Vision of Sounds Series, Regina F. Goldenberg Cultural Series, CNY Mode Fashion Show, CRAVE, Syracuse Fringe Festival and more!




932 Spencer St

Syracuse, NY 13204

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