Asheville Ballet Guild, Inc. No dance task in our community is too small or too big for us!

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Dear Ann,

I very much appreciate your email regarding funding for the Pack Place Partners. I am happy to report that last night the Buncombe County Commissioners voted 7-0 to maintain the entire funding allocation that was dedicated to the operations of the Pack Place facility, including utilities and insurance.

There has been much discussion about the new management agreement for the Pack Place partners. I strongly believe it presents only wonderful opportunities to better serve the public in more effective ways. I am excited about these prospects and will work to lend my support to Pack Place’s success in the future.

Thank you for your recent advocacy. Your continued patronage and support of the Diana Wortham Theater, Colburn Earth Science Museum and the Asheville Art Museum is much needed in the future. All of the organizations have personally touched my family’s life in so many ways and I see only greater possibilities for each to live their mission going forward. I look forward to seeing you at a show or at an exhibit very soon.


Holly Jones
Buncombe County Commissioner

OUR STUDENTS have achieved rich lives in which their early dance experience has played an important role – whether they have become dancers or not. Those who wanted a professional career have become members of such major ballet and modern dance companies as The Kirov Ballet in Russia, David Dorfman, Shen Wei, Oklahoma Ballet, Pennsylvania Ballet and Fort Worth Ballet. They have become Rockettes and earned titles all the way up to Miss America and Mrs. America.

OUR FACULTY consists of professional adults who know and love their craft and who know and love children.  Among us we have over a century of teaching experience.

OUR HISTORY is rich with a tradition of excellence combined with a family focus. For 64 years we have aimed to provide the highest quality dance training in Western North Carolina, in an atmosphere that encourages not just the art of dance, but the arts of humanity: kindness, generosity, cooperation, and affection for each other. We are a team.

We are one of Asheville’s oldest and strongest non-profit arts organizations. We thrive because we believe that bigger is not better – good is better. And because we live here year-round, we can perform monthly, weekly, daily, to help fulfill our community’s artistic needs.

Your Dance Servant,
Ann Dunn, Artistic Director | (828)258-1028 |

About the Asheville Ballet

The mission of the Asheville Ballet Guild, Inc. is to support the artistic, educational and outreach activities of the Asheville Ballet and AnnDunnDANCErs (ADDANCE) while creating a Center for Dance Arts Education for the Western North Carolina region.

The Asheville Ballet Guild, Inc. (ABG) is one of Western North Carolinas oldest nonprofit arts organizations. First incorporated in 1963, the Guild has created and presented work in Asheville every year since. In an average season, our formal and educational outreach programming affects a culturally diverse audience of approximately 23,000 people. An active advisory panel and a strong, well-organized volunteer base assist the ABG board. read more >>>