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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2343 Purchase Street
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 Takes Flight with Peter Pan

The world’s most popular symbol of everlasting youth, Peter Pan, will be soaring to new heights at the Zeiterion Theatre on Saturday, June 11, at 2pm and 8pm.  Based on J.M. Barrie’s timeless story, New Bedford Ballet’s production of Peter Pan will feature choreography by artistic director Rebecca Waskiel-Marchesseault and ballet masters James Brown and Lauren Knightly. Dancers, ages 5 to 18 years old, including four graduating seniors, together with charming costumes, captivating music and colorful sets, will create a storybook world of pirates, mermaids, and a myriad of other Neverland characters.  

Old Rochester Regional High School senior Bailey Sweet will capture Peter’s fearlessness and youthful playfulness, as she takes the Darling children on a journey past the “second star and straight on ‘til morning.” Dartmouth High School senior Maddison Medeiros will dance the part of the effervescent and clever Tinker Bell; ORRHS senior Annie Tucker will portray the beloved Wendy; and Jessica Silva, Dartmouth High School senior, will dance the part of the sophisticated and maternal Mrs. Darling. All of them will bring these iconic characters to life through the grace and beauty of the art of ballet.  The Neverland experience will, of course, also include encounters with the sinister Captain Hook, who will be danced by guest artist, Vincent Brewer, dancer at Dayton Ballet.  Mr. Brewer will surely amaze audience members, as he combines technical precision with a dramatic flair. Working with Mr. Brewer as part of this full-length ballet has been a privilege for all the dancers.  

New Bedford Ballet’s magical production will clearly pay homage to Barrie’s early 20th century play and novel, as it includes heart-warming characters, action-packed battles, and a large dose of nostalgia. Partaking in this adventure to the “place where dreams are born” is guaranteed to bring joy and wonderment to the young and previously young alike.

New Bedford Ballet’s production of Peter Pan is being sponsored by Southeastern Development Company, LLC (Gold Sponsor), Alves Chiropractic (Silver Sponsor),  Synergy Physical Therapy (Bronze Sponsor), Colonial Shutterworks (Bronze Sponsor), and Hawthorn Medical Associates (Bronze Sponsor).  Reserved seating tickets are $22, and general admission prices are $17 for adults, $10 for seniors, students, and children 12 years and younger. Special group rates are available for non-profit organizations. 

For over 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 

Tuesday  7:15-8:30pm  & 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.

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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.