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.
The New Bedford Ballet will be hosting its annual spring fundraiser on Sunday, March 5, 2017. This year’s performance will be Esther’s Journey, an original historical ballet created and choreographed by New Bedford Ballet’s artistic director, Rebecca Waskiel-Marchesseault. In this unique family-oriented ballet, audience members will travel with Esther and her family as they journey from enslavement to freedom on the Underground Railroad during the Civil War.
The first seating for Esther’s Journey will be at 1 p.m. with a performance at 1:30 p.m. and the second seating will be at 2:30 p.m. with a performance at 3 p.m. The fundraiser is being held at the New Bedford Ballet Community Theatre, 2343 Purchase Street in New Bedford.
All proceeds from this fundraiser will benefit New Bedford Ballet’s arts education and dance scholarship programs. There will be refreshments, including an array of elegant desserts, and beverages. Members of the New Bedford Symphony Youth Orchestra will be providing live music.
The New Bedford Youth Ballet will also be performing Esther’s Journey for elementary school students in New Bedford, Fairhaven, Marion, and Acushnet in March as part of their Bringing History to Life through the Arts program. With funding from the New Bedford, Fairhaven, Marion and Acushnet Cultural Councils, and in collaboration with the New Bedford Historical Society, individual workbooks will be provided to students.
Thanks to our sponsors Southeastern Development Co., Alves Chiropractic Center and Colonial Shutterworks, Esther’s Journey will travel to Children’s Hospital Boston for a special performance for children and their families. Additionally, PACE Head Start students will enjoy the ballet at New Bedford Ballet’s Community Theater.
The New Bedford Youth Ballet is a company of the New Bedford Ballet Foundation, Inc. Established in 1987, the Foundation is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote and present classical ballets, grant scholarships, and educate the community about the beauty of this performing art. For over thirty years, aided by the financial support of the Foundation, thousands of area school children and senior citizens have had the opportunity to witness the splendor of “live” ballet.
Tickets: Adults $15; Seniors/ Students $12; and Children $7.
For more information, call the New Bedford Ballet at 508-993-1387 or visit our website, www.newbedfordballet.org.
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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