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New Ballet

Empowering the next generation of artists

Our Mission

New Ballet Ensemble & School brings children and youth together by providing a professional standard of dance training, regardless of the ability to pay.

Dance students served weekly
Memphis Shelby County Schools students reached annually
Of New Ballet students have progressed to college or career since 2003
“You teach kids more than just skills in the arts and humanities—you light a fire in them; you help them grow emotionally and socially.”

– First Lady Michelle Obama, 2014


Board Member Spotlight: Deborah Northcross

Deborah Northcross has been a part of the New Ballet Ensemble board for more than a decade — since 2008. Currently, she serves as Chair of the Board. While her […]

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New Ballet to receive $40,000 grant from National Endowment for the Arts

Grant will support Pathways Program to deliver access to dance education in underserved communities New Ballet Ensemble & School today announced it was approved for a Grants for Arts Projects […]

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Daily Memphian: New Ballet brings back ‘Springloaded’ for 20th year

Our 20th anniversary of Springloaded is fast approaching! Blair Kinsey of the Daily Memphian wrote a preview of what to expect, including the return of “Fearless Mine,” choregraphed by Ailey […]

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Meet this summer’s Master Guest Artists

Meet the Master Guest Artists who will lead classes, choreography and mentor in special sessions for the 2023 Summer Intensives and CityDance!

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Multicultural diversity and tolerance are placed at center of new Congolese curriculum

In the summer of 2022, New Ballet had the privilege to welcome and present Chrysogone Diangouaya as a Master Guest Artist. The internationally renowned performer mentored and instructed students from […]

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