Renowned for its versatility and innovative repertory, BalletMet ranks among the nation's largest dance companies. The BalletMet Dance Academy offers hundreds of classes each week to students of all ages, making it one of the largest dance-training centers affiliated with a professional company in the country. Since its inception in 1978, BalletMet has made the commission and performance of new works a core organizational priority, with more than 160 World Premieres and hundreds of Company Premieres performed throughout our history. BalletMet stages 60 to 70 performances each year at home and on tour. The company has toured domestically to 28 states and internationally to Russia, Poland, Egypt, Spain and Canada.