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.

Audition Dates Set! click here Forms will be available online in early August.

NCBE Announces Launch of New Contemporary Dance Company:

NCBE Chamber Dancers


The North Country Ballet Ensemble is forming a new chamber ballet company, the NCBE Chamber Dancers through a unique partnership with the Tahawus Center, based in Au Sable Forks. This company will work alongside the larger ballet ensemble, which produces the annual Nutcracker Ballet in Plattsburgh and Lake Placid, NY.

Alice Schonbek, Artistic Director of the North Country Ballet Ensemble, says: “The Chamber Dancers will perform small-cast repertory works such as resident guest choreographer Rebecca Kelly’s Making the Band, A Delicate Balance and Indigo, as well as new choreography danced to contemporary composers ranging from George Gershwin to Adrian Carr”.

Company rehearsals and related activities will take place at the new Cloudsplitter Dance Studio in the Tahawus Center in Au Sable Forks, and the company hopes to perform at the Mayor’s Cup in July in Plattsburgh, NY, First Weekends, also in Plattsburgh, NY as well as participating in The Forks Summerfest Fridays, in Au Sable Forks, NY.

The Chamber Company will be available to tour to schools in the spring and fall seasons, and the chamber dancers can be hired to preview highlights of the Nutcracker in the schools during the fall rehearsal season.

Dancers of all ages are invited to apply. Please contact Alice Schonbek with questions or to receive an application. mailto:aschonbek@mac.com

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!