Fort Wayne Ballet is personally and passionately invested in our dancers, community, and the art of dance. We are the longest-running professional ballet company and academy in Indiana.

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Our Mission: Fort Wayne Ballet feeds the spirit and sparks the imagination through the highest caliber dance education, performance experiences, and community engagement.

Indiana's leading professional ballet company, featuring dancers from the local community and around the world, showcases athletically demanding and aesthetically pleasing performances that reach the heart of the human experience.

Meet the Dancers

The Auer Academy of Fort Wayne Ballet is proud to include the AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE® National Training Curriculum, a breakthrough 7 level program that combines high quality artistic training with the basics of dancer health and child development. The ABT® National Training Curriculum consists of a comprehensive set of age-appropriate, outcome-based guidelines to provide the highest quality ballet training to dance students of all ages and skill levels.

All levels will be taught by our ABT® Certified Teachers, who have successfully completed the ABT® Teacher Training Intensive of the ABT® National Training Curriculum.


The Auer Academy of Fort Wayne Ballet nurtures a passion for dance, providing safe, comprehensive training at all levels and ages, with personal attention from master instructors to instill skills for life and the art of dance.

Fort Wayne Ballet Conservatory at the University of Saint Francis

Fort Wayne Ballet and the University of Saint Francis offer both four-year & two-year undergraduate, academic programs in dance, students prepare for a professional career in dance while earning a degree from the University of Saint Francis.

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What a great asset to the community! Not only are their professional dancers extremely talented, but FWB brings out the best in our youth and affords them the opportunity to showcase their talents as well!

John Key

This is the best ballet school in the Fort Wayne area. My daughters started ballet at age 3 and have since been to several ballet schools in different states. Fort Wayne Ballet is high in comparison to other large metro-city ballet companies we have had the privilege of attending. This academy is under the direction of Mrs. Karen Gibbons-Brown who is constantly seeking professionalism, respectfulness and anti-bullying atmosphere for her students. She is the perfect combination of kind and serious when addressing her students. We have been attending for a year and half now and I waited to review this company because I wanted to be accurate. I would highly recommend this institution if you have a child that loves ballet. The Fort Wayne Ballet will foster your child in a way that will grow their confidence and teach them safe and healthy ballet habits!


The Fort Wayne Ballet has been a positive part of my children's development. They have all learned discipline, grace, and responsibility while also learning the skills of dance. The instruction is world-class with teachers who care enough to challenge them. Although my daughters have stopped dancing, they grew from every performance and took away an appreciation for dance as an art form. My son continues to dance at Fort Wayne Ballet as a young adult and he has dreams of becoming a professional dancer. The training he has had at this wonderful dance academy is preparing him not just for a dance career but for success in life.


A real asset to the cultural landscape of the city! Wonderful performances that everyone, including folks with no dance background, can appreciate. Students seem to be enjoying themselves while being challenged. Great emphasis on the whole student, not just the dance techniques, but the commitment and dedication it takes to succeed in any arena.


Magic! So proud to have such talented artists and Indiana’s only professional ballet company here in Fort Wayne.


Make a Difference

Your Annual Fund gift directly benefits Fort Wayne Ballet’s students, providing the building blocks for our safe, yet assertive curriculum, some of the industry’s most qualified instructors, state-of-the-art facilities with live accompaniment, and student-community enrichment programs!

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