was created with the purpose of touching hearts and stirring minds through dance.
As an organization, Alonzo King LINES Ballet:
Alonzo King LINES Ballet embraces a spirit of inquiry and openness to change combined with a reverence for legacy and history.
The mission and purpose of Alonzo King LINES Ballet is to nurture artistry and the development of creative expression in dance, through collaboration, performance, and education.
Nearly four decades of outstanding, multi-disciplinary collaborations for the stage place Alonzo King LINES Ballet at the forefront of artistic innovation in ballet. With each collaboration, LINES Ballet investigates deeply rooted affinities between Western and Eastern classical forms, elemental materials, the natural world, and the human spirit. At LINES Ballet, the artistic investigation is infinite and essential for it leads to what unites us as human beings: empathy, joy, and the ability to transcend.
LINES Ballet’s spring and fall home seasons and global tours share this vision of transformative, revelatory dance with 50,000+ audience members worldwide every year. The Company has been featured at venues such as the Venice Biennale, Monaco Dance Forum, Maison de la Dance de Lyon, the Edinburgh International Festival, Montpellier Danse, the Wolfsburg Festival, the Holland Dance Festival, and most recently the Théâtre National de Chaillot in Paris.
In addition to the Company, Alonzo King LINES Ballet is also the home to nationally recognized dance education and community programs including LINES Training Program and Summer Program, the joint BFA Program in Dance with Dominican University of California, and the LINES Dance Center, one of the largest dance facilities on the West Coast.