Welcome to North Country Ballet Ensemble

Our Mission

The North Country Ballet Ensemble (NCBE) is a non-profit performing arts organization with the mission of educating, entertaining, and enriching the lives of young people and their communities through the art of dance.

NCBE Chamber Ballet Company

The Chamber Ballet is a new initiative by the North Country Ballet Ensemble and is comprised of 18 intermediate and advanced student dancers selected after open auditions. The smaller size group will allow us to perform at a variety of venues, both large and small. Our goal is to provide the opportunity for rural communities to experience the art of ballet. We will also reach out to elder care facilities in Clinton, Essex, and Franklin counties with hopes to provide group outings to those interested in live dance performance.

Planned performance sites are E. Glenn Giltz Auditorium at SUNY Plattsburgh, Lake Placid Center for the Arts, the Whallonsburg Grange Hall in Essex, and the Tahawus Center in Au Sable Forks. Rehearsals are scheduled in April and May with performances starting in June and ending in August 2015. The performance  will be approximately one hour in length and is open to the public. The program will involve pieces already in NCBE repertoire, Awapuhi and Indigo Suite, choreographed by Rebecca Kelly; Peter and The Wolf excerpts, and a new work choreographed by Terpsie Toon and set to George Gershwin’s music. A local musician, Adrian Carr, will open the performance with music from his most recent Grammy nominated work.

A group of over 60 student dancers and their families from Clinton, Essex, and Franklin Counties supports NCBE with talent and volunteer work. Our board of directors has 10 members that actively participate in the varied tasks and committees relating to planning, organization and fundraising for performance. NCBE’s overall goals are to provide opportunity for our student dancers to perform and to share the beauty of ballet with local communities.

If you would like to help us fund these performances, please visit Adirondack Gives, where you can donate whatever amount best suits your pocketbook. 


Rehearsal information here

This is an excellent fundraiser with no cost to you! If you already bank with TD Bank just mention that you want to have your balances included as part of NCBE’s Affinity Membership Program next time you visit your bank or call the number on the flyer. Please spread the word to family and friends!