Ballet Chicago Company

Charity Footprints Partner - Ballet Chicago Company

17 N. State St., Suite 1900, Chicago, IL 60602 | Program Focus: Arts, Culture and Humanities


Supporting artistic excellence, step by step

Ballet Chicago is an internationally recognized professional track school of ballet that creates exceptional dancers and people. Ballet Chicago believes every aspiring artist deserves the opportunity to explore his or her full potential, and is committed to making classical ballet training accessible to all talented students who have the desire to dance. Co-founders Daniel Duell and Patricia Blair are devoted to carrying on Balanchine's legacy by providing one of the highest caliber Balanchine-based curriculums in the nation. By teaching impeccable technique as well as fundamental life skills, Ballet Chicago students go on to find success in dance and life. Ballet Chicago has a long history of bringing the beauty of classical ballet to people of all ages, ethnicities and socioeconomic backgrounds. From the inner-city neighborhoods of Chicago to the outlying suburbs, approximately 10,000 people experience our programs and performance offerings each year.

Our Mission

Co-founded in 1987 by acclaimed dancer/choreographer Daniel Duell and former ballerina Patricia Blair, Ballet Chicago’s mission is to educate and inspire young artists through the study of classical ballet, and in so doing, to lay a foundation of life skills that empowers each one to realize their full potential.