Ballet 180 is the premier contemporary ballet company of the Philadelphia Main Line.

Our Mission

With a commitment to community and personal well-being, Ballet 180 inspires a 180-degree positive transformation of the mind, body, and soul. 

Our Values

We are committed to growth

We are passionate about people

We embrace individuality

We love expression

We care about the whole dancer

We stand for authenticity

We prioritize self-care

We value relationship

We listen to the needs of our community

We promise to connect with you


Our History

Ballet 180 (formerly 180 Dance Company) was founded in 2009 by Artistic Director Kelly Murray Farrell. The contemporary ballet company made its debut in September of 2009 with a successful performance at the Chester County Art Association. In 2013 the company gained its 501 (c) 3 nonprofit status and made a home in Chester County with the opening of Studio 180, LLC, Ballet 180’s affiliated school. 

Ballet 180’s presence has been sought out and requested for performances at festivals, school assemblies, black-tie galas, church services, wedding ceremonies, and other public events. Ballet 180 performs original work through annual performances at black box theaters, festivals, and staged productions. The company has performed with regional and international artists through participation in the Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts (PIFA), Philadelphia Dance Collective, the Philadelphia FringeArts Festival, Fringe Wilmington, and Philly’s Got Talent, among others.

Media Kit

Find out more about the company’s repertoire, touring information, and outreach initiatives here: Media Kit.