Milwaukee Ballet - Dance and Practice Studios

Connecting dance to the community

The Milwaukee Ballet was in need of new practice facilities and a new headquarters to ensure the long-term viability of the group. The Ballet also wanted to have a positive impact on the community. HGA’s design, which includes multiple dance studios, the Milwaukee Ballet School & Academy and administrative offices, will also have the potential to be open to the public with a two-story atrium, a gift shop and two professional-sized rehearsal halls. Located in Milwaukee’s Historic Third Ward, the new building will terminate Jackson Street with a two-story tall monumental glass wall that that allows a view into the building’s atrium. This atrium features a monumental curving stairs and a theatrical scrim on which images of the Ballet’s dancers and students are featured. Clad in facades of long, black brick, the new contemporary building features tall vertical openings in a striking random arrangement.


Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Building Type

Performing Arts


52,000 SF

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