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New works and Old Favorites at NJPAC

by Author Name 12:17am April 02 2014

New works and Old Favorites at NJPAC

 “The evening’s program is the third in a series created for New Jersey’s 350th Anniversary Celebration. We honor New Jersey’s artistic past by using music by New Jersey composers including Jerome Kern and Count Basie. And we look to the future by showcasing the talents of some of our gifted young musicians who represent the future of the arts in our state,” said Assistant Artistic Director Paul McRae.

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Gala honorees Dodge Foundation and Board President Scott Tross

by Author Name 12:14am April 02 2014

New Jersey Ballet will honor the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation of Morristown and NJB President Scott T. Tross at the ballet company’s NJPAC performance on April 5. The Dodge Foundation, characterized as “one of the leading private supporters of the arts in New Jersey” by the Star-Ledger, has been a supporter of the ballet company for many years. Mr. Tross, a partner at Herrick Feinstein, has been active on the ballet board for n

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We're celebrating NJ350 with Jazz Jazz Jazz

by Author Name 6:26pm March 05 2014

We're celebrating NJ350 with Jazz Jazz Jazz

In the second of our ambitious NJ350 collaborations, we're teaming up with Montclair-based Jazz House Kids for an evening of dance and music built around America’s original music form, jazz. The program will include 4 world premieres, live music from Jazz House Kids' award-winning Big Band and special guest: Latin Jazz Legend and 11-time Grammy award winner Paquito D’Rivera! Saturday, March 15, 8PM at MPAC, Morristown. Tickets on sale

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Thank you, dance fans!

by Author Name 8:10pm February 12 2014

The ballots were cast and the votes are now tallied, naming New Jersey Ballet New Jersey’s “Favorite Dance Company” in the Sixth Annual JerseyArts.com People’s Choice Awards.

NJ Ballet was one of the 71 organizations nominated for this year’s Awards—the largest number of nominees the Awards has received since its creation in 2008.

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People's Choice Awards

by Author Name 5:58pm January 13 2014

New Jersey Ballet

has been nominated

to be New Jersey's

Favorite Dance Company and we

need your vote to win. 

Click the link to vote.

http://jerseyarts.com/peopleschoice/

Ask your friends to vote, too.  Voting ends January 22.  Thank you.

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Your donation doubles

by Author Name 9:40pm December 04 2013

Now through December 31

'Tis the season for giving, and in that spirit, your gift to NJ Ballet now will be worth twice as much – and have double the impact – because it will be matched dollar for dollar now through December 31.

Thank you for your generous support.

 

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Time to get crackin’

by Author Name 7:40pm December 04 2013

Time to get crackin’

Nutcracker performances coming up in Englewood and Morristown

This year marks the 43rd season of New Jersey Ballet’s Nutcracker, making it the longest running original professional production in the state. The production debuted in Millburn in 1971 with international star of New York City Ballet Edward Villella as the Cavalier. Since then, the company has given more than 800 performances in theatres throughout New Jersey, wi

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Audience Cheers NJ Ballet's Don Quixote

by Author Name 10:39pm July 22 2013

Audience Cheers NJ Ballet's Don Quixote

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Did you see NJB on CBS Sunday Morning?

by Author Name 10:18pm July 22 2013

NJBallet's, Tom Sawyer, was included in a story about the 138th anniversary of Mark Twain's classic.VIDEO LINK Look for us at about the 1:05 mark.

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Watch this space

by Author Name 2:38pm June 20 2013

Watch this space

Thank you to everyone who supported us, came to our performances, and especially to those who sent us such heartwarming emails saying how much you liked them. We're on layoff now, but more is on the way. Watch this space for 2013-3014 schedule ... coming soon.

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Last Minute Savings!

by Author Name 5:41pm May 01 2013

Last Minute Savings!

UCPAC is offering $10 loge and mezzanine tickets to Pinocchio this Sunday, May 5 at 3PM.

Box Office 732-499-8226

www.ucpac.org

Promo Code: NJBALLET.

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Classic ballet at Classic savings

by Author Name 10:28pm April 22 2013

 Classic ballet at Classic savings

Don Quixote, one of the great comic love stories, fills the stage with color and motion. BergenPAC offering classic Buy 1 Get 1 FREE on selected seats. Promo Code: TMN241 Online orders only. bergenpac.org

 

BOGO offer also available on childhood classic, Pinocchio. Family matinee Sunday, April 28,1PM. Promo code: TMN241. Online orders only. bergenpac.org

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Classic stories told in dance

by Author Name 5:12pm April 16 2013

A weekend of great dance will unfold at Kean University's Wilkins Theater this Saturday, April 20 and Sunday April 21. Saturday at 8 it's the full length Sleeping Beauty, one of the world's favorite ballets. Sunday at 2, see Pinocchio turn into a real boy. Tickets at keanstage.com or 908-737-SHOW.

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NJ Ballet’s Family Double Feature offers Entertainment with a Double Purpose

by Author Name 7:01pm March 26 2013

NJ Ballet’s Family Double Feature offers  Entertainment with a Double Purpose

Peter & the Wolf and Beauty & the Beast bring more than entertainment to a Sunday afternoon. There’s no better way to introduce young children to the magic of dance theatre than these Family Matinee productions, and they impart –in an entertaining and memorable way—lessons about the power of love, loyalty and courage, being kind to others, and not giving up in the face of adversity. New Jersey Ballet’s Famil

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Gala Salute to Morton Gould

by Author Name 10:16pm March 20 2013

Celebrate 54 years of New Jersey Ballet!

Gala Salute to Morton Gould on the 100th Anniversary of his Birth

Saturday, April 13th at NJPAC Prudential Hall

With special guest artists: the 48-piece West Point Band

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Pinocchio at UCPAC to open the Spring 2013 Season on March 10th!

by Author Name 7:13pm February 04 2013

Pinocchio at UCPAC to open the Spring 2013 Season on March 10th!

For the complete schedule, click here.

Spend a rollicking good afternoon with Little Wooden Head as he skips school, is imprisoned by an evil Ringmaster, battles a Whale to save his father…and gets his wish to become a real boy.  Accompanied by NJ Ballet’s original “storyteller” narration. Sunday, March 10, 2PM. UCPAC. For more info click here.

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Nutcracker dancing at MPAC through December 24

by Author Name 5:23pm December 20 2012

You still have time to see New Jersey’s favorite Nutcracker at MPAC.  12/20 at 7:30, 12/21 at 7:30; 12/22 & /23 at 1:00 & 6:00; Christmas Eve matinee at 1:00. Some performances sell out, though, so hurry.  And tickets make a great last-minute gift! Order at mayoarts.org or 973-539-8008.

 

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We're crazy about Pazzo Pazzo

by Author Name 5:18pm December 20 2012

We have a favorite restaurant partner in Morristown and we urge you to dine there during the Nutcracker run or anytime. Check out the exclusive prix fixe Nutcracker menu featuring seafood and lamb chop entrees and perfect pasta dishes. So good it’s crazy!  74 Speedwell Avenue, Morristown. Pazzopazzo.com

 

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Giving thanks

by Author Name 9:29pm November 21 2012

We have so much to be thankful for. We came through Hurricane Sandy virtually undamaged. We had to postpone a few performances, which we're working to reschedule. And just ahead, there're 18 performances of Nutcracker in North, Central and South Jersey. We are truly thankful for our audiences and for being able to do what we love.

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Countdown to Nutcracker

by Author Name 8:34pm November 16 2012

It’s just two weeks til we kick off the 2012 statewide tour of Nutcracker. Join us at a theatre near you in north, central or south Jersey to see the heartwarming tale of a little girl and her magical nutcracker. First stop is bergenPAC in Englewood on December 1 & 2, followed by Cape May Court House on December 9. The final stop is a run of 12 performances with full orchestra December 14 – 24 at MPAC in Morristown.   Fo

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Pinocchio postponed

by Author Name 5:43pm November 06 2012

The performance of Pinocchio, originally scheduled for Sunday, November 11, at UCPAC, has been postponed.

In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, we also had to postpone the November 3 Balanchine/Robbins Evening which would have been our season opener at MPAC in Morristown, and the November 4 sensory-friendly performance of Pinocchio at UCPAC.  Information on rescheduled dates tba.

Our thoughts are with friends and members of our audience statewid

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Getting ready to strike up the band

by Author Name 5:09pm January 27 2012

 “BALLET AND THE BAND” WITH THE WEST POINT BAND 

 Ballet and band music, what a combination! NJ Ballet’s annual performance in Prudential Hall on March 17 at 7PM, will feature the West Point Band and a program including :Jerome Robbins' Interplay, Edward Villella’s Prelude, Fugue and Riffs; and a new ballet by Pedro Ruiz. The program represents the first ever ballet-band collaboration for both the vene

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February 25 program announced

by Author Name 4:55pm January 27 2012

Two Premieres and Popular Pas de Deux at MPAC

 Following the enthusiastic reception for his Tamoia last spring, Humberto Teixeira comes back with Retorno,which will present  NJ Ballet’s Junior Company in featured roles alongside four of NJB’s professional artists. The other premiere is Suite for Six by  David Tamaki, former principal dancer with New Jersey Ballet. David has considerable experience creating works for st

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VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE DANCE COMPANY

by Author Name 8:19pm December 14 2011

Show us we're still your favorite dance company. For two years, we've been voted New Jersey's Favorite Dance Company by you ... our loyal fans ... and we are very grateful. The online polls are open again. Please visit jerseyarts.com and vote today.

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Well-traveled Nutcracker sets out for annual statewide tour

by Author Name 6:52pm November 30 2011

'Tis the season when we can say "from Bergen to Cape May" and literally mean it for just one production: New Jersey's favorite Nutcracker. We open December 3 and 4 in Englewood http://www.bergenpac.org , then move to Cape May Court House for two shows on December 11 http://www.middlepac.com and thence to Morristown http://www.mayoarts.org for eleven performances with full orchestra December 16 through 26.

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A bright weekend in store for Ballet Fans

by Author Name 6:20pm November 04 2011

Great news Ballet Fans! The weather forecast is for sun all weekend. What could make it even brighter? How about seeing the rescheduled Ballet with a Latin Beat II Saturday at 2PM at Centenary College www.centenarystageco.org or the family matinee of Cinderella, Sunday at 3PM at Union County PAC in Rahway www.ucpac.org. As a public service, may we remind you to change your clocks Sunday 2AM and check your smoke detectors.

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NJ Ballet Guild Presents "Warm Hues of Autumn" - 2nd Annual Fall Fundraiser

by Author Name 9:24pm September 21 2011

New Jersey Ballet Guild is hosting its Second Annual Fall Fashion Fundraiser benefitting New Jersey Ballet Company on Sunday, October 2 at the Grand Summit Hotel in Summit.  This is the Guild’s major fundraising event of the year.  The Guild’s effort helps New Jersey Ballet provide quality programming for all New Jerseyans-- from Bergen County to Cape May County.

For more info, please click on the links below.

http://www.n

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Dancer David Tamaki teaching in South Africa

by Author Name 3:56pm July 01 2011

Sitting on the sidelines is not for NJ Ballet principal David Tamaki. David injured his knee in 2009, putting a temporary halt to his performing career. As he began the long, slow road to recovery, he decided to use the time to go to college. With a generous grant from Career Transition for Dancers, he enrolled in the LEAP (Liberal Education for Arts Professionals) program at Saint Mary’s College of California, which offers a Bachelor of Ar

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Another season comes to a close...

by Author Name 8:16pm May 27 2011

Before we go, here are some excerpts from Robert Johnson’s Star-Ledger review of NEW Ballet with a Latin Beat:

Another season has ended for New Jersey Ballet, but not without a stimulating farewell.

 The troupe revived its frolicsome "Ballet with a Latin Beat" program on May 21 at the Community Theatre in Morristown. This time, New Jersey Ballet added two new works by emerging choreographers to the mixed bill centered around Pedro R

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Two world premieres in NEW Ballet with a Latin Beat - May 21 8:00PM

by Author Name 8:03pm May 13 2011

This fresh new celebration of Latino culture features works representing Mexico, Brazil and Cuba, including two premieres, Suite Huasteca and Tamoia, and the return of two great audience-pleasers -- Guajira and Para Dois.

Suite Husateca, an ambitious work by Mexican-American David Fernandez, will feature live music by the Cesar Chavez Quartet and composer Jesus Echevarria, plus striking projected backdrops by Mexican artist Gabriela Rosado Ri

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Sleeping Beauty - 2 Performances Sunday May 22 at 1:30pm & 4pm

by Author Name 7:43pm May 13 2011

The quintessential classical ballet, Sleeping Beauty delivers high drama, tender romance, and glorious Tchaikovsky music which have made it a favorite with adults and children for more than a hundred years. The ballet is filled with familiar characters including Princess Aurora, the Handsome Prince, the King and Queen and their splendid Royal Court, as well as characters from the fairy realm: the Lilac Fairy, the wicked Carabosse

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Swans, Satyrs and Sleeping Beauty coming to UCPAC and bergenPAC

by Author Name 4:19pm April 25 2011

Saturday night audiences will get to see both White Swan and Black Swan when the company performs Swan Lake Act II and other classics. The evening also includes Walpurgisnacht, the bacchanale from Faust, in which dancers in the roles of nymphs and satyrs, show off spectacular jumps and lifts as they cavort playfully at the gates of Hades.

 

On Sunday, it’s Sleeping Beauty, the eternally-popular fairy tale ballet, performed with New J

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Full length Giselle coming to Sussex CCC

by Author Name 5:05pm March 21 2011

Giselle has been enchanting audiences worldwide since 1844 with her timeless tale of love that redeems a faithless suitor and conquers even death. NJ Ballet brings this full length classical ballet to Sussex County Community College, Newton, on Saturday, April 9, at 2:00 and 7:30PM. Info and tickets at www.sussex.edu.

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Cinderella returns to Morristown April 17

by Author Name 4:32pm March 21 2011

One of the world’s favorite fairy tales is coming to The Community Theatre at Mayo Center on Sunday, April 17. This is New Jersey Ballet’s annual Morristown performance of the beloved children’s ballet presented with original “storyteller” narration so even the littlest theater-goers can keep up with the story.  The show begins at 3:00PM. Tickets, $12 and $15, can be ordered at the Box Office www.mayoarts.org or

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52nd Anniversary Performance set for March 12 at NJPAC

by Author Name 5:44pm March 04 2011

Don't miss NJ Ballet's exciting visit to NJPAC. The program features the premiere of Bettijane Sills' Masquerade, a glorious swirl of tulle and playful mystery, plus many audience favorites. Join hosts Kristine Johnson, CBS2 News Co-Anchor and John Elliott, CBS2 News Meterologist, for an unforgettable event. Tickets are $60 to $30. Call 1-888-GO-NJPAC or order online www.njpac.org.

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We won the People's Choice -- again.

by Author Name 5:37pm February 01 2011

We are thrilled to win your vote as New Jersey's Favorite Dance Company. Thank you for your support. 

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Premiere and Audience Favorites at the Community Theater at the Mayo Center

by Author Name 6:08pm January 21 2011

New Jersey Ballet’s Salute to Opera

An exciting evening of ballet works created for or inspired by famous operas including Turandot, Faust, La Giaconda  and others.  All the passion, romance and drama of grand opera distilled in dance.

The Community Theatre

Mayo Center for the Performing Arts

100 South Street, Morristown

Tickets: $42, $32, $22

973-539-8008   www.mayoarts.org

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Swan Lake Act 2 and Repertory Selections at Wilkins Theater at Kean University

by Author Name 6:05pm January 21 2011

Major Revival! Swan Lake Act II

An icon of classical ballet, this is what people think of when they hear “ballet.” An enchanted princess trapped in a swan’s body, a lovelorn prince, a flock of graceful swans and an evil magician. 

Wilkins Theatre, Kean University

1000 Morris Avenue, Union

Tickets: $30, students/seniors $20

908-737-SHOW (7469)  www.keanstage.com

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New Jersey's Favorite Dance Company

by Author Name 7:01pm January 07 2011

Help us keep this coveted title. Vote for New Jersey Ballet in Jersey Arts Marketers' Peoples Choice Awards. Go to http://jerseyarts.com/peopleschoice and mark your ballot right online! Vote at work. Vote from home. Tell your friends to vote, too, Thank you for your support.

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Nutcracker in Morristown selling out!

by Author Name 8:29pm December 01 2010

Tickets are moving fast. Saturday and Sunday (Dec. 18 & 19) matinees are practically sold out, and the evenings have only limited seating left. This is the big 40th anniversary celebration with a cast of nearly 100 and full orchestra. Good seats are still available Wednesday, Dec. 22 and Thursday, Dec. 23 at 7:30PM and Sunday, Dec. 26 at 6:00PM. Seats start at $19. Order now. Call 973-539-8008 or go online to www.mayoarts.org.

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Ghostly doings at Centenary College October 30

by Author Name 7:53pm June 11 2010

Don’t miss this “Ghosts of Ballet” program featuring dramatic tales of lost loves and spooky goings-on Saturday, October 30, 8:00 PM at Centenary College’s new Lackland Theatre.

 “Ghosts of Ballet” highlights include Act II of Giselle, one of the great classics of all time, and the New Jersey premiere of The Raven, a dramatic re-telling of Edgar Allan Poe’s poem about love and loss by New

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NJB to celebrate 40th Anniversary of Nutcracker at The Community Theatre, Morristown

by Author Name 5:50pm May 28 2010

New Jersey Ballet will celebrate the 40th anniversary of its production of Nutcracker this December at The Community Theatre at Mayo Center for the Performing Arts, Morristown.  The production, with more than 100 performers and full orchestra, will run for ten performances from December 17th through December 26th.

“We are looking forward to taking Nutcracker to The Community Theatre,” said Ballet Director Carolyn Clark. “O

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Highlights of the Russian Ballet

by Author Name 5:05pm May 10 2010

FINAL WEEKEND OF THE SEASON! Enjoy an evening of excerpts from great Russian classics and see why these ballets — once intended to entertain the Imperial Russian court —remain popular with millions all over the world. Paquita, La Bayadere - Kingdom of the Shades, La Sylphide (Company Premiere!), Satinella, Grand Pas Classique … more. Program at The Community Theatre, Saturday May 15, 8PM. Tickets $42 - $22. www.mayoarts.or

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Peter & the Wolf and Beauty & the Beast May 16 in Morristown

by Author Name 5:11pm April 27 2010

Two delightful children's ballets for the price  of one! See clever Peter outwit the Wolf and save his animal friends. Then watch as Beauty looks past the fierce face of the Beast to the loving heart inside. Peter & the Wolf and Beauty & the Beast is an NJB Matinee for Kids & Families, performed with original "storybook" narration so even the littlest theatergoers can keep up with ease. 2 PERFORMANCES. 1:30 and 4:00PM. Ticke

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LAST CHANCE TO SEE THE SHOW THAT HAS THE CRITICS CHEERING!

by Author Name 5:01pm April 27 2010

Audiences can't get enough. Critics are cheering. Tappin' with the Ballet with guest artists from the NJ Tape Dance Ensemble is "Very sharp and up to date." "A rockin' party." "The dancers look terrific."

Tappin' with the Ballet is coming to Union County Performing Arts Center in Rahway on Saturday, May 1 at 8:00 PM. Tickets are $37, $32, $27, $33. Call 732-499-8226 or click on www.ucpa.org.

 

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Cinderella rides into Englewood in a brand new Coach April 25

by Author Name 3:45pm April 01 2010

 

Cinderella's coming to bergenPAC on Sunday, April 25 at 4:30 PM.

One of NJB's most popular productions for Kids & FamiliesSM, Cinderella is a two-act romp through the well-known fairy tale in which wickedly funny stepsisters trip over themselves trying to act like ladies, and the hours of the clock come to life and dance, and the brand new Pumpkin turns into a Coach before your very eyes!

The Pumpkin Coach is indeed new, much o

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This Weekend at Kean University

by Author Name 10:47pm March 17 2010

On Saturday, March 20 at 8PM, NJB returns to Kean University with a Saturday evening filled with great characters from the ballet repertory including a trio of mechanical dancing dolls, a pirate and a princess, six gypsy dancers, a pair of Brazilian street dancers and more in a program that shows the dancers’ versatility with classic, romantic and contemporary ballet.

 The dancing dolls are in a comic pas de trios from an old bal

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MS. LAURYN HILL DROPPIN' BY THE GALA

by Author Name 6:02pm March 13 2010

BREAKING NEWS! Music legend Ms. Lauryn Hill will be the surprise guest at NJB's March 13 Gala at NJPAC. Ms. Hill will drop by and sing for the more than 1,000 people expected to attend the 7PM dance performance in Prudential Hall. Good seats are still available. Tickets are $50, $40, $30. Call the Box Office 1-888-GO-NJPAC.

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March 13 Gala promises exciting program

by Author Name 6:45pm February 18 2010

The audience at this year's Gala will visit the legendary Forbidden City, check out a Jazz Age ballroom, and a take a walk through Central Park -- all without leaving their seats in NJPAC's Prudential Hall. The Three Riddles of Turandot by celebrated Chinese-American choreographer Nai-Ni Chen, was applauded in The Star-Ledger as "a ballet of compelling mystery and emotional depth...a significant addition to NJ Ballet's repertoire." 

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NJ Ballet is the People's Choice!

by Author Name 7:57pm January 28 2010

New Jersey Ballet is New Jersey's favorite dance company. The JerseyArts.com 2009 People's Choice results make it official. Thanks to all who voted.

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51st Anniversary Gala set for March 13

by Author Name 9:49pm January 27 2010

This year’s celebration honors a great friend of the arts, Robert Steinbaum, publisher of the NJ Law Journal and guiding force behind New Jersey Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts. The evening will begin at 6 pm with cocktails, followed by a performance at 7 and dinner at 9. New Jersey Ballet will perform works introduced this season as well as a selection of audience favorites. Hosts for the evening:  CBS2 News Co-Anchor Kristine Johnson&

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NJ Ballet, New Jersey's Favorite Dance Company

by Author Name 2:00pm December 31 2008

Help us keep this coveted title. Vote for New Jersey Ballet in Jersey Arts Marketers' Peoples Choice Awards. Go to http://jerseyarts.com/peopleschoice and mark your ballot right online! Vote at work. Vote from home. Tell your friends to vote, too, Thank you for your support.

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