Welcome to HeadLINES!

The official blog of Alonzo King LINES Ballet


Alonzo King LINES Ballet is a celebrated contemporary ballet company that has been guided since 1982 by the unique artistic vision of Alonzo King. Collaborating with noted composers, musicians, and visual artists from around the world, Alonzo King creates works that draw on a diverse set of deeply rooted cultural traditions, imbuing classical ballet with new expressive potential. Alonzo King understands ballet as a science – founded on universal, geometric principles of energy and evolution – and continues to develop a new language of movement from its classical forms and techniques. Alonzo King’s visionary choreography, brought to life by the extraordinary LINES Ballet dancers, is renowned for connecting audiences to a profound sense of shared humanity.

“The term LINES alludes to all that is visible in the phenomenal world. There is nothing that is made or formed without a line. Straight and Circle encompass all that we see. Whatever can be seen is formed by a line.”  -Alonzo King

Alonzo King LINES Ballet nurtures dynamic artistry and the development of authentic, creative expression through dance. We are dedicated to exploring the possibilities of movement from a global perspective, and to renewing – and transcending –traditional ballet.

We share our vision of transformative, revelatory dance through performances and outreach activities worldwide. We also cultivate the gifts of developing dancers through the Alonzo King LINES Ballet Training Program, Alonzo King LINES Ballet Summer Program, Alonzo King LINES Ballet BFA at Dominican University of California, and the Alonzo King LINES Dance Center.

Your support keeps LINES Ballet thriving and is absolutely critical to our success. To make a tax-deductible donation today, click here.