Hickory Ballet and Performing Arts

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The Mission of Hickory Ballet and Performance Arts

The Mission of HBPA

The mission of Hickory Ballet & Performing Arts is to inspire and empower our community through Classical Ballet and the Performing Arts.

  • Four annual productions
  • Collaborations with nonprofit partners
  • Extensive Outreach Programming
  • Beautiful new downtown location

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Training Future Artists in Our School:

  • Students ages 2 to adult
  • Classes offered in Ballet, Musical Theatre, Jazz, Tap, Acro, Contemporary, PBT, Pointe, Worship Arts, Yoga, Ballroom
  • Opportunities for both recreational or career-minded students
  • Highly qualified faculty teach with a holistic approach

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Training Future Artists in Our School

Community Support



We love to share our passion for the arts with others in our community through performance and education programming.



We believe the art we create with others is more powerful, from process to production.



We actively seek both corporate and individual donations to support our work. With your support, we can continue provide to scholarships opportunities, extensive outreach, and high quality performances.

Thank you to our 2023-2024 Sponsors!

Guiding Principles


We teach artists confidence, competency and creative expression in a nurturing environment using research-based, age appropriate, classical instruction.


We uphold integrity through transparent communication and policies, while placing an emphasis on quality, ensuring a safe place to learn and explore.


We instill a love of the creative process, motivating each other to reach outside of our comfort zone and find in ourselves the drive and passion to learn.


We develop a strong culture of artistic appreciation by creating a sense of belonging, building a collective experience and providing access to the arts for everyone.


We broaden our impact by engaging in joint artistic innovation.

It is the policy and commitment of Hickory Ballet and Performing Arts that it does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, age, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, military status, physical and mental disability, or marital status, in any of its activities or operations.