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Community Collaborations

We are pleased to present our major productions at Chenery Auditorium with ticketing by the Community Box office in the Epic Center

Kalamazoo is home to many wonderful arts organizations and individual artists.  For information, visit the Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo.


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

Dr. Barry Ross

Kirk Newman

Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra
Kalamazoo Institute of Arts
Kalamazoo Children’s Chorus
Battle Creek Symphony Orchestra  
John Chamberlin Trio

Silvia Roederer

The Bog Road



In 2002, BAE established the W. Dale and Geraldine Crooks Scholarship to provide assistance for those serious dancers who wish to pursue summer studies in dance-related fields that enrich and further the recipient’s dance education.  Programs attended include American Ballet Theatre Michigan Summer Intensive, Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp, Cecchetti Council of America International Summer School, Children’s Ballet Theatre, Complexions Contemporary Ballet, Grand Rapids Ballet Summer Institute, Indiana University Ballet, Joffrey Ballet Dance Lab, Minnesota Ballet, Point Park University International Summer Intensive, Syracuse University Dance Intensive, Texas Christian University, and Turning Pointe School of Dance.

BAE also funds annual field trips that enable Ensemble members to attend professional dance productions in and out of Michigan, including performances by American Ballet Theatre, Ballet Quad Cities, Dayton Ballet, Grand Rapids Ballet, Joffrey Ballet, Miami City Ballet, MOMIX, and Western Michigan University Department of Dance.

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