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mission statement

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

About Us

Spring Concert 2017 Preview                                   Video by Donald Smith

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

Enjoy our photos and videos from previous performances.

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


Ballet Arts Ensemble

2018 Rambling Road

Kalamazoo, MI 49008

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

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.

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


2017-2018 Performances

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

Chenery Auditorium, Kalamazoo

Buy tickets online or call Miller Auditorium at 269.387.2300

Ticket prices from $15 - $22

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

More performance information...




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

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.