Our Mission:

Brighton Ballet Theater was created to preserve and further the tradition of classical ballet and folk dance in New York City and foster unification through dance. BBT serves as a cultural oasis, keeping children off the street and bringing them into a world where imagination takes flight and all cultures flourish together. Through our dance program, thousands of students learn ethnic dances from various regions of the world while sharing rich traditions and customs with each other.


In service of this mission we have organized our efforts around three core goals:

  • to provide an AFFORDABLE and PROFESSIONAL dance education, as well as performance opportunities, to all students, regardless of talent, ability or background;

  • to serve as a cultural oasis;

  • to create a common ground through dance so children of many ethnic and immigrant communities can interact and study other cultures through their folk dances and through classical ballet.