About The Norman Ballet Company


Established in 1984, the Norman Ballet Company has brought the beauty of classical ballet to Norman and surrounding communities.  The NBC's mission is to give professional performing experiences to young, aspiring dancers throughout central Oklahoma.  It also gives young dancers the opportunity to advance their experience in performing arts, grow in art appreciation, and share this growth with the greater community of central Oklahoma. 

For over 30 years, the company has produced original ballets: The Little Prince, Secret Garden, The Oklahoma Nutcracker. NBC has also restaged many classics such as Cinderella, The Firebird, and Coppelia. The Norman Ballet Company also sponsors workshops for young area dancers and provides community outreach opportunities for local organizations. The support of our community, corporations, and individuals has resulted in a rich tradition of ballet productions in a professional atmosphere that has become an integral part of the arts in Norman.  Several of our former dancers are currently dancing in professional ballet companies, on Broadway, and have degrees in dance from major universities. 


About our Artistic Director
Since 1984, Marjorie Kovich, Artistic Director, has led the Norman Ballet Company through many public performances that have not only delighted audiences but also provided many young dancers with invaluable performance training.

While growing up in Dallas, Texas, Marjorie began ballet training at the age of five. Ballet became a second home to Marjorie, and she immediately took to the art. 

During these formative years, Marjorie gained more training as she participated in various civic dance groups. Later, she used this rewarding experience as a foundation for her efforts to provide realistic and positive experiences for young dancers in Norman. 

Marjorie continued to pursue ballet and received her BFA and MFA from the University of Oklahoma in Ballet Performance where she trained under Yvone Chouteau and Miguel Terekov. She performed with Ballet Oklahoma from 1976 to 1981 in such roles as Snow Queen in Nutcracker,  Myrtha in Giselle, the title role in The Firebird, The White Swan pas de deus and other principal roles. 

Now more than thirty years since the NBC's inception, hundreds of students later, and through thousands of people who have attended one of the company's many performances, Marjorie attributes the success of the company to the support that the community has provided and to those who are willing to put the time and money into the vision and efforts of the Norman Ballet Company.