"LINES is not just a ballet company; it is a laboratory, an artists' retreat, a school, a community, and a test of King's notion of what dance and dancers can be" --The New Republic.
Alonzo King LINES Ballet is dedicated to exploring the possibilities of movement from a global perspective, and to renewing – and transcending – traditional ballet.
We are unique among American ballet companies, with a celebrated choreographer who actively develops original new works with other artists from diverse disciplines and cultures.
Alonzo King understands ballet as a science – founded on universal, geometric principles of energy and evolution – and continues to develop a new language of movement from its classical forms and techniques.
We share our vision of transformative, revelatory dance through performances and outreach activities worldwide.
We also cultivate the gifts of developing dancers through:
The Alonzo King LINES Ballet Training Program is a rigorous two-year training experience for avid pre-professional dancers ages 17-24. It promotes a disciplined work ethic and encourages personal depth and exploration, while pushing students beyond their preconceived limitations. The ultimate goal of the program is to develop strong, well-trained, and well-educated artists, who will realize and achieve their full potentials as they pursue professional careers.
The Alonzo King LINES Ballet Summer Program is an intensive training experience designed for aspiring dancers ages 11-24. Young dancers are guided through a collaborative journey of artistic risk-taking and independent thinking, during which they are encouraged to explore, solve problems, express themselves with fluency, and realize their full potentials. We aim to give each participant a solid technical foundation, based in classical training, upon which to build his or her own creative power.
Alonzo King LINES Ballet BFA at Dominican University of California offers serious students an unequaled opportunity to discover themselves as artists and as human beings–and to gain an excellent artistic and academic education along the way. This unique, exciting four-year Bachelor of Fine Arts degree program combines the acclaimed, rigorous training and philosophy of one of the nation’s premier dance institutions with the comprehensive liberal arts education and social values of the Dominican tradition.
Alonzo King LINES Dance Center is open to the public, offering more than 80 classes a week for adults who want to challenge and inspire themselves through dance. Our classes and workshops are taught by professional dancers and choreographers in the vibrant LINES Ballet studios.
Your Contribution keeps LINES Ballet thriving and it is absolutely critical to our success. By making a donation today you will:
Donors receive priority access to LINES performances, invitation to private events, and the exclusive opportunity to meet the artists and go behind the scenes at LINES Ballet. Learn more about individual donors benefits.