United Ballet Theatre Set to Begin Season 2 With Excitement and Promise 

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Joseph Gatti, United Ballet Theatre

A little known performing company out of Orlando, Florida is sparking a lot of excitement in the ballet world.  Even though United Ballet Theatre (UBT) is just a few years old, it is already making an impact throughout the southeast with amazing instruction and exciting performances. This little start up ballet company is attracting some of the top young talent from around the US.

UBT was founded as a passion project by ballet industry veteran, Joseph Gatti, whose diverse and impressive background is perfect for training the next generation of professionals. The company originally started as a summer program but quickly became a full-year professional program with an adjacent training academy for students as young as 4 years old.

Gatti has created the “Gatti Method,” a unique and impactful cross-training program that focuses on a combination of ballet, strength conditioning, physical training, and recovery strategies. UBT employs Gatti Method programs across all academy and company classes to ensure optimal results and recovery. UBT’s goal is to change the way professional ballet companies operate, giving dancers the opportunity for excellent training coupled with health strategies and longevity.

Every ballet company begins their day with a ballet class, it is fantastic at teaching technique and coordination. However, Sports & Dance Science shows us that ballet class alone is not enough to recreate the demands of performance. This leaves dancers vulnerable to injury, especially when tired. Most of the injuries dancers get are around the lower limbs and are due to overuse. 

To make sure our Athletes of Art are robust enough for their workload, while still giving ample time for recovery- we find and utilize unique cross-training methods with certified professionals a part of our weekly schedule in conjunction with regular rehearsals.

Joseph Gatti, Director of United Ballet Theatre, Creator of the Gatti Method
United Ballet Theatre
United Ballet Theatre, in-house pilates and cross-training studio

UBT’s facility in Orlando is just 2 years old and they’ve already started to experience explosive growth within their intensives, academy classes, and performing company. 

For more information on UBT as well as their leadership, class opportunities, performing company, and upcoming performances please visit athletesofart.org and follow them on Instagram @unitedballettheatre.