Ballet Arts is excited to announce our summer intensive for 2023! We will host two intensives on June 12th-16th and June 19th-23rd. During our two weeks, Ballet Arts hires out professional dancers and instructors from around the world. Dancers will be trained in many dance forms with an emphasis on ballet technique. Dancers will be encouraged to grow their artistry in a nurturing environment. All dancers that attend the second week will get the opportunity to perform a final showcase at the Ned on Friday, June 23rd at 10:30AM. Learn more and register today!




Caroline Purcell Meinert- Artistic Director of Ballet Arts 

Caroline Purcell Meinert is a Jackson native and a Ballet Arts alumna. From the young age of four years old Caroline began dancing, wanting to be trained in all forms of dance offered at Pat Brown School of Dance. She was trained in ballet, pointe, modern, jazz, tap, hip hop, and musical theatre. She received other training with Joffery Ballet, American Ballet Theater, Orlando Ballet, Kirov Academy of Ballet, and the Radio City Rockettes. Wanting to immerse herself more in the art of dance, she attended the conservatory at the University of Missouri, Kansas City, where she received a bachelor of fine arts degree in dance performance and choreography in 2017.

While at UMKC Caroline was blessed to be a part of many professional opportunities as a dancer, such as her performance with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts in Kansas City. Caroline has performed many lead roles in ​The Nutcracker, Peter Pan, Paquita, Dorothy in the Emerald City, Sweet Lips, Pas de Quatre, ​Deanna Hiett’s ​3 Play 4 Play, ​Madison Cannon’s ​And Then There Were Five, ​Ronald Tice’s ​Mata Hari, ​and many more​.

Caroline has continued her love for dance by performing professionally, choreographing, and teaching. As a teacher Caroline trained dancers and choreographed pieces for the Youth American Grand Prix. There, her contemporary choreography qualified for the finals in NYC.

Caroline is humbled and grateful to be named the Artistic Director of Ballet Arts where she can be a part of their legacy and look forward to strengthening the company for many years to come. 

Sponsor Ballet Arts!

Ballet Arts, Inc. depends greatly upon the generosity of the community not only through attending our performances, but also through sponsorships and donations. Please help fund Ballet Arts’ performances in West Tennessee! Your dollars bring the joy of dance to thousands of adults and children each year including: two productions, performances for local school children, and other community outreach opportunities.

Whether your support is financial, in kind, or by volunteering your time, there are numerous ways to support Ballet Arts, Inc. We would be more than happy to assist you or answer any questions that you may have about a contribution to our company.  

Ballet Arts, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)3 agency and is also listed in IRS publication 78. Your contribution is tax-deductible!  To make a donation, you may mail a check to: Ballet Arts Inc of Jackson PO BOX 3751 Jackson TN 38303