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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.

The production features splendid dancing

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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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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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