Mission and Vision
Saint Louis Ballet is the only professional, resident ballet company of metropolitan St. Louis. The organization employs and supports artists and dancers by producing both classical and contemporary productions staged for the enrichment and enjoyment of the St. Louis community. With a multipronged dedication to this art form, Saint Louis Ballet seeks to become the preeminent institution in the region for creating, performing, and teaching ballet. St. Louis is lauded for its rich cultural offerings. St. Louis has a world renowned symphony, respected art museums, educational institutions, and opera. Saint Louis Ballet will ensure that the St. Louis community enjoys a full array of offerings in the arts, including high quality dance.
History of Success
Established in 1975 as a 501(c)(3), nonprofit organization, Saint Louis Ballet has been dedicated to advancing the art of ballet in St. Louis for nearly 40 years. When Gen Horiuchi joined the organization as Executive and Artistic Director in 2000, he expanded Saint Louis Ballet from a small, civic company that occasionally hired guest artists and staged one production per year to what it is today: a resident ballet company that employs 25 professional, paid dancers and stages 4 artistic productions each season (20-25 public performances) at the 1,600 seat, state of the art Touhill Performing Arts Center at the University of Missouri – St. Louis. Saint Louis Ballet performances reach over 17,500 people per year.
Executive and Artistic Director