Welcome to Dance

Embarking on its 58th season, Canton Ballet enters an exhilarating new era! With newly appointed Artistic and Executive Directors at the helm, this season promises to captivate audiences with an infusion of passion, unmatched artistry, and a diverse range of repertoire. Additionally, with a special focus on live musical accompaniment — featuring the brilliant Canton Symphony Orchestra and The John Trapani Big Band performing alongside the dancers — the stage is set for an unforgettable fusion of movement and music.

Canton Ballet performances take place at the historic Canton Palace Theatre, located at 605 Market Avenue North in the downtown Canton Arts District.

Come Dance With Me!

Come Dance with Me! is a dynamic performance where classical elegance meets the vibrant energy of big band music! Experience the world premiere of a ballet by Zachary Catazaro, set to Bach’s rhythmically sublime Partita No. 2 in C minor and performed live by Sharon Walsh, Canton Ballet’s Principal Pianist. Then, enjoy the timeless tunes of The John Trapani Big Band alongside Canton Ballet dancers, choreographed by Chelsea Mae Shump, the Ballet’s Jazz & Tap Specialist — marking a fond farewell to the band whose remarkable Canton music-making legacy has spanned more than four decades.

Friday, April 12, 2024 – 7:00pm
Sunday, April 14, 2024 – 2:00pm

Bag Policy for the Palace Theatre

In an effort to enhance the safety and security of our guests and employees, any bags or packages measuring larger than 12″ x 12″ x 6″ will not be permitted into the theatre unless they are clear. Exception: medical equipment bags and diaper bags.


​A Symphony of Support

Our sponsors play a pivotal role in fueling our mission and our students' aspirations; for that, we are truly grateful. Explore the various sponsorship levels and opportunities available, and support the promise of a brighter, more inclusive future for aspiring dancers.