Ballet Arts Ensemble
Cathleen Huling , Artistic Director

Training at Ballet Arts School of Dance


The Magical Toy Shop and The Skaters 2012

Photos by Gary Goodsell

Mission Statement 
The mission of Ballet Arts Ensemble, Inc., of Kalamazoo (BAE), a youth ballet company, is to provide educational and performing opportunities for its members while perpetuating the art of dance with an emphasis in ballet.

Brief History  
Ballet Arts Ensemble is a nonprofit, youth ballet company, established in 1982 by Jerre James and Bette Joachimi.  With the retirement of Jerre James in 2001, ballet mistress Cathleen Huling became BAE's artistic director. 

Saturday, November 22 ● 2 pm
Sunday, November 23 ● 2 pm

Chenery Auditorium, Kalamazoo
A Cinderella Tea follows each performance.
A separate ticket is required for the tea–and seating is limited.

Nutcracker “Sweets” and Holiday Treats
Sunday, December 14
1:00 pm, 2:30 pm, and 4:00 pm

Ladies Library Association Building, Kalamazoo
Seating is limited.

Spring Concert 2015
Saturday, March 28 ● 2 and 7 pm
Chenery Auditorium, Kalamazoo
Buy tickets online at Miller Auditorium or at 269.387.2300.

The making of Spring Concert 2015

Video by Donald Smith

See BAE fundraisers for details about our fundraising events.


Ballet Arts Ensemble
2018 Rambling Road
Kalamazoo, Michigan 49008
Phone & Fax: 269.345.3433

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