Benson Academy of Dance - Marion Ballet Theatre

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Performances & Events

There's always something happening at Benson Academy of Dance and Marion Ballet Theatre. For tickets to our dance performances, please call Ocala Civic Theatre. We also offer masterclass opportunities with guest teachers throughout the season. Check back soon for more details.

Performance of The Nutcracker The Sugar Plum Fairy Tea Party Event

Exciting News!
 Benson Academy Dancers are Competitors in 

Youth America Grand Prix 2019
The World's Largest Ballet Competition. 
"Ensuring the Future of Dance"

Benson Academy Competitors:

•Julia Ambrosia
•Anna Barkhausen
•Aneliese Benson
•Kaitlyn Boff
•Aislynn Buehre
•Ava Crews
•Kayla Gilligan

•Candice Martin
•Kate Ross

•Isabella Serrano
•Caroline Schlenker
•Alison Tucker
•Mary Winters

January 3rd-6th 2019
Stratz Center for the Performing Arts - Tampa Florida


The Nutcracker

The Nutcracker Flyer

Marion County's Holiday Tradition — This Will Be Our 38th Year!

  • December 7th-16th, 2018, at The Ocala Civic Theatre
  • Friday, December 7th at 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, December 8th at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, December 9th at 2:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, December 12th at 7:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, December 13th at 7:30 p.m.
  • Friday, December 14th at 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, December 15th at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, December 16th at 2:00 p.m.

The Sugar Plum Tea Party

The Sugar Plum Tea Party Flyer

Presented by Marion Ballet Theatre at the Ocala Civic Theatre

  • Saturday, December 8th, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.
  • Saturday, December 15th, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.

More Exciting Opportunities Coming Soon

We will soon be offering more competition opportunities. Check back soon for more information.