New Bedford Ballet

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For over twenty years, New Bedford Ballet has continued its mission of performing ballets, providing classical ballet training to children and adults, ensuring access to ballet instruction for all through granting scholarships, and educating the community in the value of the performing arts.

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New Bedford, MA 02746


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New Bedford Ballet

New Bedford Ballet has a respected reputation for high level dance training. We offer a complete and structured program of training in ballet for students age three through professional, and adult classes for beginner through advanced students.



New Bedford Ballet Bids Farewell to Winter with their Performance of

The Snow Queen 

Still recovering from winter fatigue? New Bedford Ballet’s performance of The Snow Queen is guaranteed to melt any remaining memories of this year’s bitter winter, and warm your heart as you prepare to embrace the summer months.  Inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s 19th century fairy tale, New Bedford Ballet’s 29th annual full length ballet will be performed at the Zeiterion Theatre on Saturday, June 6, at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. The ballet features choreography by New Bedford Ballet’s artistic director Rebecca Waskiel-Marchesseault, and ballet instructors, James Brown and Lauren Knightly.

Audience members will experience the adventures of Gerda (Dartmouth High School senior, Amanda Peabody), as she perseveres to save her best friend, Kiah (Fairhaven High School senior, Lauren Pedersen), from the spell of the Highest of Imps (New Bedford High School, senior Emma York).  While searching for Kiah, Gerda’s travels will take her to the Lady of Summer (Dartmouth High School senior, Brooke Spencer).  The warmth and colors of the summer season will literally come to life, as flowers, depicted by New Bedford Ballet students ages five through eighteen, gracefully dance in celebration.  Gerda continues her journey to the palace of the malevolent Snow Queen (Fairhaven High School senior, Morgan Pedersen), where Gerda’s fearless determination to break the spell is eventually met with success.  The Snow Queen is a beautiful story demonstrating that friendship, hope, and determination can enable us to overcome seemingly insurmountable obstacles.

The Snow Queen is being sponsored by Southeastern Development Company, LLC (Silver sponsor) and Hawthorn Medical Associates (Bronze sponsor).  Reserved seating tickets are $20, and general admission prices are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors and students, and $8 for children 12 years and younger. Special group rates are available for non-profit organizations. 

For 30 years, the non-profit New Bedford Ballet has continued its mission of keeping the performing arts alive in our community.  To learn more about the New Bedford Ballet, including child and adult classes and community programs, visit their website,  To purchase tickets, please contact New Bedford Ballet at 508-993-1387. 



Please do not miss this wonderful documentary of A New England Nutcracker created by the Raynham Channel.
Land of Sweets: Making of 'A New England Nutcracker'
Full length performance of the December 8, 2013 show.


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Adult Ballet Classes 2014-2015

Tuesday & Thursday 7:15-8:30pm
Perfect for all ages from college students missing their dance classes back home to gently aged adult dancers whose stage career has ended (or never quite begun). Great relaxed atmosphere!
Interested in an adult beginner class? Call and tell us. If we get enough interest we will contact you.

Tuition info for adult classes.




Did you know that the New Bedford Ballet has a financial scholarship program?
Come to the office for more information and to see if you qualify.