The Atlanta Ballet is a professional ballet company based in Atlanta, Georgia. The company was founded in 1929 and is the oldest continuously performing ballet company in the United States. The Atlanta Ballet’s mission is to “inspire and educate audiences, nurture young dancers, and create ballets that reflect the human experience.” The company presents a variety of productions each season, including classical ballets, contemporary works, and world premieres. In addition to its mainstage productions, the Atlanta Ballet also offers a number of education and outreach programs for people of all ages, including master classes, school programs, and community outreach initiatives. The company also has a school of ballet, Atlanta Ballet Centre for Dance Education, which provides training for aspiring dancers of all ages.