For thirty 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 by granting scholarships, and educating the community in the value of the performing arts.  

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.

A Young Girl's Journey on the Underground Railroad

A Young Girl's Journey on the Underground Railroad


Upcoming Performances

Esther's Journey


New Bedford Ballet is hosting its annual spring fundraiser, Esther's Journey, a young girl's journey on the underground railroad, on Sunday, March 5th at 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. at the NBB Community Theatre, located at 2343 Purchase Street in New Bedford.  All proceeds of this fundraiser will benefit New Bedford Ballet's arts education and dance scholarship programs.  Refreshments, including an array of elegant desserts and beverages, will be provided. Tickets prices to be announced later.  

Esther's Journey is an original historical ballet created and choreographed by New Bedford Ballet's artistic director, Rebecca Waskiel-Marchesseault. This unique, family-oriented ballet is the story of a young girl and her family who were slaves during the Civil War period. Members of the audience will travel with Esther and her family as they escape to freedom on the Underground Railroad.

The New Bedford Youth Ballet also will be performing Esther's Journey for elementary schools in the local area as part of their Performing Arts in Academics Program.  The program will bring history to life for the students through the art of dance. An educational curriculum, including individual workbooks will be provided for students.


New Bedford Ballet will perform Cinderella June 10, 2017 at the Zeiterion Performing Arts Center, New Bedford, MA.  Performances will be at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.  Ticket prices are as follows:

Reserve Tickets $22

Adult Tickets $17

Children / Seniors / Students $10

For tickets, please call New Bedford Ballet at 508-993-1387.


The New Bedford Youth Ballet is a company of the New Bedford Ballet Foundation, Inc. Founded in 1987, the Foundation is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote and present classical ballets, grant scholarships, and educate the community in this performing art. Throughout the year, aided by the financial support of the Foundation, thousands of area school children and senior citizens have had the opportunity to witness the splendor and beauty of ballet. 

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