Rhode Island's premier ballet company, Festival Ballet Providence is made up of a resident company of 25 classically trained, professional ballet dancers from around the world, performing a wide array of classical, neoclassical, and contemporary works. With an associated school surpassing 300 in enrollment and a successful educational outreach program reaching thousands of students each season, FBP is a powerhouse in the Rhode Island arts community.
The Festival Ballet Providence School offers over 80 hours of classes each week during the academic year, providing pre-professional training as well as a full selection of open dance classes to the community for all ages. The school's association with the Company provides opportunities for talented dance students to appear with the professional company dancers in major productions. The school also offers a six-week summer program, including intensive programs for serious young students. The school has become the foundation for the development of future dance professionals in Rhode Island and abroad.