Ballet Arts Ensemble

2018 Rambling Road

Kalamazoo, MI 49008


Ballet Arts Ensemble © ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. 

Cathleen Huling, Artistic Director


Nutcracker 2015 Preview                                            Video by Donald Smith

2015-2016 Performances

Nutcracker 2015
with the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra
Saturday, December 5 ● 2 and 7 pm
Sunday, December 6 ● 2 pm
Chenery Auditorium, Kalamazoo
Buy tickets online or call Miller Auditorium (269.387.2300).

Spring Concert
Saturday, April 23, 2016 ● 
2 and 7 pm
Chenery Auditorium, Kalamazoo
Tickets go on sale Monday, March 14, at Miller Auditorium (269.387.2300).

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

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


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 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...




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