North Country Ballet Ensemble
North Country Ballet Ensemble

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.


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


NCBE Chamber Ballet Company Brings Spring Dance Program to Plattsburgh, Lake Placid, Whallonsburg and Au Sable Forks


The North Country Ballet Ensemble’s Chamber Ballet Company will travel to several North Country communities this June with a spring repertoire. Included in the program is affliate choreographer Rebecca Kelly’s Awapuhi (from Spice Suite) and part 2 of Indigo, as well as two new works by resident choreographer Terpsie Toon to the music of George Gershwin and Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto in D Major. Select excerpts from guest choreographer Michela Boschetto’s Peter and the Wolf will round out the program. In Plattsburgh and Lake Placid, Adrian Carr will open the concert with selections from his most recent Grammy nominated work.

The 65+ member North Country Ballet Ensemble is known for it’s seasonal Nutcracker Ballet. The Chamber Dance Company is a new initiative by the NCBE and is comprised of 19 intermediate and advanced student dancers. This smaller size group allows NCBE to perform at venues both large and small.

Planned performances will take place at E. Glenn Giltz Auditorium at SUNY Plattsburgh, the Lake Placid Center for the Arts, the Whallonsburg Grange in Essex, and the Tahawus Center in Au Sable Forks. The performance is approximately one hour in length and is open to the public.

E. Glenn Giltz Auditorium-Friday, June 12 @7:30pm

Lake Placid Center for the Arts-Saturday, June 13 @ 7:30pm

Whallonsburg Grange-Sunday, June 14 @ 2pm

Tahawus Center date TBA

Tickets available at the door, or by calling 518.572.1224

$10 General Admission; $5 Children 12 and under and seniors 62+

Three performance series ticket available $25 General Admission; $12 Children 12 and under and seniors 62+


This program is made possible with funds from the Decentralization program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York Legislature and administered by the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts.


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!

Where to Find Us

North Country Ballet Ensemble
23 Brinkerhoff St.  (2nd floor)

PO Box 2871

Plattsburgh, NY 12901
Phone: 518-572-1224
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