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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


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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From student to apprentice; Tennessee to Brazil

New Ballet teaching apprentice, Isabel Forgie, joins the trainee program at dance ministry Ballet Magnificat! in Brazil.

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NutRemix’s 20th Anniversary Celebrated Nostalgia and the Future

The 2022 production of New Ballet’s NutRemix™ marked 20 years of presenting this uniquely Memphis show to our community.

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