Now Vermont’s premier classical ballet company, Ballet Vermont started as a passion project to bridge the arts with sustainable agriculture. In 2015, Artistic Director Chatch Pregger and Executive Director Katie Decker dreamed up an event, the Farm to Ballet Project, that would bring their favorite art form, classical ballet, to rural towns in Vermont. The Farm to Ballet Project attracted ballet dancers of all backgrounds, from seasoned professionals to brand new hobbyists. The dance community formed by the Farm to Ballet Project inspired the creation of Ballet Vermont, a school and performing company for adult ballet dancers. Ballet Vermont’s mission is to provide high-quality, inclusive, and joyful ballet to the community.