Marion Ballet Theatre


MBTLogoCroppedMarion Ballet Theatre is the resident company of the Benson Academy of Dance.

We have been performing in the Marion County area for over 30 years.

The Nutcracker 2015

The All New 2015 Performance was a resounding success!

Coming Soon…..


Cinderella at The Ocala Civic Theatre

Friday, April 22 at 8 PM
Saturday, April 23 at 2 PM
Sunday, April 24 at 2 PM

Springtime Dance Festival 

Saturday, April 23 at 8 PM
The 6th Annual Springtime Dance Festival will return in 2016.  This fabulously successful event in brings together a wide range of dance forms with over 300 performers including, but not limited to Ballet, Traditional Balinese, Indian, African Spiritual, Hip Hop, Ballroom Dance, Tribal Dance and Modern Dance.  This all inclusive invitational event encourages any interested party to audition.  The final outcome of this performance included groups of dancers from a wide range of training, experiences, ethnicities, and socio-economic background. The shared experience encourages members of the larger dance community to work collaboratively and support one another in a common goal of demonstrating a love of dance.
Tickets will go on sale for Cinderella and The Springtime Dance Festival in mid-March.
Contact the Ocala Civic Theatre Box office or web site to purchase tickets.

Stay tuned for further details on our upcoming 2016 Performances!

    We also enjoy performing for events around the county and for local school children. Please contact us at 352 629-6155 for more information about our company or performances!

Mission Statement:
The Marion Ballet Theatre was conceived for the purpose of encouraging and promoting the art of dance in it many forms and for many venues. It provides safe opportunities for students to explore and develop talents in the areas of professional dance and theatre arts and serves the community by enhancing cultural awareness and promoting understanding and enjoyment of the arts.


Thank you to our sponsors, the Marion Cultural Alliance, The Richard B. Salsbury Foundation, and to our community sponsor, Ocala Star Banner! Additional Sponsors:   Corgi Photography,  Dancer’s Outlet,  Salon 209, Phillips Printing.


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