The Salt Creek Ballet School and Company were established in 1985, as a vision of its Founder/Director Emeritus, Patricia Sigurdson.
Today, Salt Creek Ballet is a leading 501c3 non-profit Chicagoland ballet school, and performance company, dedicated to dance education, providing high-level performance opportunities for our dancers, founded upon the discipline and artistry of classical ballet. We not only encourage appreciation and awareness of dance but believe education is also of the highest priority. The disciplines and life skills that dance teaches, paired with education, encourages our dancers to reach their greatest potential in and out of the studio, no matter what life path they take.
Salt Creek Ballet’s high standards and unique blend of major classical productions and artistically diverse and challenging repertory programs have brought critical acclaim, sold-out performances, and a loyal following.
Salt Creek Ballet dancers are pre-professionals drawn from the best Chicago-area talent. Internationally known guest artists, choreographers, and designers regularly work with Salt Creek Ballet to provide dancers and audiences alike with a level of performance usually associated with professional companies. The repertory includes traditional classical works plus original classical and contemporary works by both resident and guest choreographers.
Salt Creek Ballet Company Dancers have taken many paths. Some have been accepted to prestigious dance programs at Universities such as Butler and Utah, and some chose a major or minor in dance and dance-related disciplines. Some have joined regional dance companies and gone to university and are a part of programs that have gone on to dance with: The Royal Ballet, Zurich Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, Boston Ballet, Joffrey Ballet, Colorado Ballet, Las Vegas Ballet, Milwaukee Ballet, Indianapolis Ballet Theatre, Hubbard Street Dancers, Cirque du Soleil, Radio City Rockettes, Lucky Plush Productions, The Big Muddy, Dusan Tynek Dance, national and international Broadway touring Companies and various other regional classical and contemporary dance and performance companies.
Salt Creek Ballet inspires people to live with art, create art, support art, and be art. We believe that dance transforms lives, communities, and people.
We engage directly with our community through a robust outreach program with professional-quality productions and a dance curriculum to excite and inspire.
SCB operates a 10,000, square foot facility housing four dance studios located in Westmont, IL. The organization employs nine executive, artistic, and administrative staff, eleven dance instructors, and four pianists.
Salt Creek Ballet’s school is for all ages and all dance levels. The School includes classes in classical ballet, character, jazz, modern, tap, contemporary, pas de deux, ballet acting, and other classes to enrich a dancer’s capabilities. Instructors are world-class professionals with impressive backgrounds and experience to share.