Welcome to the Scranton Civic Ballet Company. The Scranton Civic Ballet Company was founded in 1978 by Northeast Pennsylvania's most respected dance instructor, Miss Helen M. Gaus.  Originally as a regional resident company, the Scranton Civic Ballet Company is at the forefront of ballet and the performing arts in Northeast Pennsylvania.


Our school makes every effort to instill in its students the discipline and knowledge needed to approach learning in a professional way, whether one's intent is to become a professional dancer or to learn the rigorous discipline of dance to carry oneself through life.

At "Civic," we believe that our role is to guide young dancers through increasingly disciplined levels of dance in a friendly, caring atmosphere.  Creative energy, gracefulness, a heightened awareness of music and musicality, and a focus on technique are only some of the benefits our programs have to offer.  The Scranton Civic Ballet Company is dedicated to bringing quality dance training within reach of young dancers to make dreams a reality.​ 

The Scranton Civic Ballet Company is a non-profit organization focused on dance education and performance.  It is the company’s mission to educate our members and the public in the art of dance while bringing the talents of well-known artists, choreographers, and master teachers into northeast Pennsylvania for the benefit of our students as well as our audiences.

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All ballet students ages 8 and up may become a member of the ballet company. ​

The Company consists of the Senior, Apprentice, and Junior Companies under the
Artistic Direction of Miss Helen Gaus. The Senior Company is the leading performing division of the entire organization while presenting the most advance and extensive repertoire. While being part of the company, there are many different opportunities to guest perform at local events for different organizations and performances annually. 
The ballet company's annual performances include:
Helen Gaus' The Nutcracker and In Concert.