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Ballet Memphis

Now celebrating its 23rd season, Ballet Memphis is a creative resource to the nation as a maker and interpreter of the South's cultural legacy through dance, production and training. Artistic Director Dorothy Gunther Pugh founded the company in 1986 as Memphis Concert Ballet with two professional dancers and a budget of $75,000. Today, Ballet Memphis employs 19 professional dancers and trainees and has a $3.3 million budget. The company performs at the historic Orpheum Theatre in downtown Memphis, our Midtown home at the new Playhouse on the Square, and nontraditional venues throughout the city, including our award-winning studios in East Memphis.