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Ballet Arts Ensemble

2018 Rambling Road

Kalamazoo, MI 49008


BAE Auditions
Currently, the largest youth ballet company in the Kalamazoo area, BAE holds open auditions each May at Ballet Arts School of Dance.  Dancers must be 12 years old, and girls must be on pointe.  Ensemble members must take two classical ballet classes a week in addition to the weekly 4-hour Ensemble class/rehearsal block.  An audition fee is required.

Please check the website in the spring for further details.



The Princess and the Pea 
Saturday & Sunday, November 17 - 18 ● 2:00 pm

To open this year’s season, Ballet Arts Ensemble (BAE) and Artistic Director Cathleen Huling have chosen to retell balletically Hans Christian Andersen’s enchanting story, The Princess and the Pea. The premiere performances of this work will take place at classic Chenery Auditorium on Saturday and Sunday, November 17 and 18, at 2:00 pm.

Ms. Huling has used her creative talents to choreograph a delightful version of this popular fairytale, set to the music of Giuseppe Verdi. Although the storyline follows the traditional tale of a prince in search of his princess, Ms. Huling has included many characters from other Andersen stories and provided a unique twist to the narrative, including a somewhat unusual ending.

Each performance will be followed by a Princess Tea. One Tea ticket may be bought for each performance ticket purchased. Those who attend the Tea will have the opportunity to meet the dancers and get their autographs. Seating is limited to 100 people for each Tea on a first-come first-served basis.

The Princess and the Pea performance and Tea tickets go on sale at the Miller Auditorium Box Office (269.387.2300 or 800.228.8858) on Monday, October 1. They may also be purchased online at Performance tickets are priced from $13 to $18. There is also a special $12 ticket prices for groups of 20 or more. Tickets for the Tea are $6 each, and seating is limited to 100 people per Tea.

Nutcracker "Sweets"
Sunday, December 16 ● 1:00 / 2:30 / 4:00 pm
Ladies Library Association

Spring Concert 2019
Saturday, March 16 ● 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm

​Chenery Auditorium