Established in August 1990, Ballet Creole was founded by Trinidadian-born dancer, choreographer, drummer and educator, Patrick Parson. It comprises both a professional ensemble of dancers and musicians, as well as a Professional School of Performing Arts. With an emphasis on the disciplines of the Caribbean and Africa, Ballet Creole focuses on traditional and contemporary dance while infusing music from around the world. In its name, Ballet Creole has revived the old French connotation of “ballet” signifying “dance”, and “creole” referring to a melding of different dance styles and cultural influences.


“Ritual” is a “touring friendly” production with no sets to travel. The versatility and energy of the performers is all that is needed to entertain and educate its audience.

Monica Pain, Ballet Creole