About us

The 501 (c3) Not for Profit Corporation supports the philosophy and creative vision of choreographer, dance teacher and cultural leader Chiara Ajkun through performances, training, education and community programs of the Ajkun Ballet Theatre.

New York City Premier Ballet Company

Ajkun Ballet Theatre [AjkunBT] is internationally renowned for its world-class performances of riveting new choreography by artistic director and resident choreographer Chiara Ajkun. The Company’s extensive repertory spans from 19th century classics to compelling new choreography performed by its award-winning Artists in our NYC Theaters and on Tours.

The Performing season unfolds at the Alvin Ailey Theater, New York City Center, The Egg Performing Arts Center, Hostos Performing Arts Center, Whitney Theater, Linda Kelly Theater, MMAC Theater at Lincoln Center, the Dance in Italy Festival and at Open Jar and Symphony Space on Broadway.

The Ajkun Ballet Theatre company has performed for thousands of people in theaters of four continents as well as for millions more through television and online platforms. Tours have included Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Bolivia, Europe, United Kingdom and the United States. Television broadcasts include ABC, BBC, FOX, RAI, REDE GLOBO and TPA. ​

"Chiara Ajkun’s choreography is a work of genius, combining beautifully coordinated motion with astute interpretation of the composer’s intention"

– Christopher Hyde, Portland Press Herald 

The Company roster features 35 Artists remarked for artistry, athleticism, and elegance. On Tours, our roster may increase to 52 Artists, of which 45 Dancers, and add a Live Orchestra of 65 Musicians. Our Artists regularly perform as Guests in a worldwide network of 150 partner companies named Partners in Dance.

Ajkun Ballet Theatre regards multiculturalism and diversity as enrichment to society and a necessity for human progress. Our Dancers Roster reflects these beliefs.

How to apply? Audition in person or by video at anytime of the year!

To obtain up-to-date information please email ajkun@aol.com