2016 Community Dance Advocacy Award Winner – Cathleen Huling   READ MORE...

Please join Ballet Arts Ensemble in congratulating Cathleen Huling and Debra Norton for being honored with the Community Dance Advocacy Award!

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.

mission statement

Ballet Arts Ensemble is privileged to perform in collaboration with various individual artists and...

Established in 1982 by Jerre James and Bette Joachimi, BAE is a nonprofit organization...

About Us


Spring Concert 2017 Preview                                   Video by Donald Smith


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2017-2018 Performances

Saturday, December 9 ● 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm
Sunday, December 10 ● 2:00 pm

Chenery Auditorium, Kalamazoo

Tickets go on sale Monday, October 30

Spring Concert
Saturday, March 3, 2018 ● 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm
Chenery Auditorium, Kalamazoo

More performance information...

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. And in the fall of 2014, former BAE member Erin Rafferty was selected as ballet mistress.

brief history


Enjoy our photos and videos from previous performances.

Ballet Arts Ensemble has been an important and creative part of the Kalamazoo performing arts community.


Ballet Arts Ensemble

2018 Rambling Road

Kalamazoo, MI 49008

2017 Community Dance Advocacy Award Winner – Debra Norton   READ MORE...