Utah Metropolitan Ballet's Rich History
Utah Metropolitan Ballet (UMB) was established in 1980 by Founding Director Jacqueline P. College and has been the professional performing company in residency at Utah Valley University (UVU) in Orem, Utah since 1995. UMB is proud to provide an environment for local artists to develop their ballet skills at a professional level and offer its audiences an eclectic range of performances from classical to contemporary.
Utah Metropolitan Ballet delivers world-class ballet to Utah audiences as well as those nationally, and even abroad. Locally, UMB performs in many professional venues including the Provo Covey Center for the Arts, the SCERA Theater, the Ragan Theater at UVU, and the Jeanne Wagner Theatre in Salt Lake City. For audiences outside of the Wasatch Front, URB tours extensively nationally, in addition to international tours in Europe and Asia. UMB participates in national and international exhibitions and competitions receiving high acclaim.
With a rich history spanning over three decades, acclaimed productions, a commitment to enrich the community and the premiere ballet school in the state, Utah Metropolitan Ballet is poised for an even greater future. UMB believes that the arts can change lives. Investing in the future, the company strives to educate on the value of dance and gives opportunities for all ages to participate in this living art form.