About Us

Tampa City Ballet (TCB) is a professional, collaborative, creation-based contemporary dance company with a unique, fresh, and innovative repertoire. 

Combining ballet and contemporary technique, TCB leads Tampa in joining a global dance movement that is providing a stage for new emerging talent and supportive audiences.

By fulfilling its mission, TCB is expanding the artistic footprint of Tampa Bay locally and globally and you can be a part of this unique dance community.

Our Mission

Tampa City Ballet serves the community by creating unique performances and providing high-quality arts education.

Our goal is to positively change lives through the power of dance.


Founding Principles



Creating unique works that contribute to the evolution of dance



Captivating audiences with the beauty, grace and athleticism of dance



Educating and developing audiences and young artists



Working together to make dance an integral part of our community


The heart and soul of your artistry and your love for the art form and the community were evident to the wonderfully full house audience. This is what dance is all about.

/ Paula Krammer | Supporter of Tampa City Ballet /

Testimonial for Tampa City Ballet’s “AfterImage,” performed in May, 2018.


As we witnessed here, music, theater, poetry, painting (the dancers intentionally resembled so perfectly Frida’s famous self-portraits) and most importantly creative movement assembled a work of art that spoke any language, belonged to any culture and cried the freedom of releasing us all into a sea of pure lyricism, devoid of prejudice and limits. To say it best we all cried from our very soul.

/ Asley l. Mármol /

Testimonial for Paula Nunez’s piece “If I Cry,” performed in October, 2018.


Beautiful, layered, muscular, heart-filled, insistent and captivating… it was as if the dancers created pendulums of longing and rejection, fullness and emptiness, desperateness and tethered resilience, extension and withdrawal.

/ Fani Green - School of Theatre and Dance of the University of South Florida /

Testimonial for Paula Nunez’s piece “AfterImage” after its performance at the University of South Florida.