To create and perform forward-thinking works of art that reflect the world we live in, BalletCollective commissions emerging and established art makers and thought leaders to collaborate closely using an original process that inspires ballet-based works. BalletCollective exclusively performs commissioned, collaborative work that reimagines ballet for 21st century audiences. 


To produce, through collaboration, new forms of authentic and accessible artistic expression, emotionally engaging audiences and providing artists the environment and opportunities for breakthrough.


BalletCollective is a New York based non-profit arts collective that connects artists, composers, and choreographers to create new, ballet-based works. Through its unique collaborative process, BalletCollective expands the boundaries of artistic disciplines in a way that resonates with a wide audience. 

Founded in 2010 by choreographer Troy Schumacher, BalletCollective has collaborated with a roster of over 50 acclaimed artists, choreographers, composers, musicians, designers, and dancers, including Zaria Forman, Ellis Ludwig-Leone, Karen Russell, James Ramsey, Ken Liu, Julianna Barwick, David Salle, Dafy Hagai, Judd Greenstein, and Cynthia Zarin, and produced fourteen new ballets. Recently, BalletCollective has been presented by the Joyce Theater, NYU Skirball Center, Guggenheim Works & Process, Guggenheim Bilbao, the Fire Island Dance Festival, and the Savannah Music Festival.