Ballet Northeast (BNE) is Northeastern Pennsylvania’s premier youth ballet company. BNE highlights professional guest artists and offers our most accomplished youth dancers the rare opportunity to actually partner with professionals. This creates a tremendous learning environment for the youth while providing them the opportunity to be an integral part of high-quality productions. BNE’s commitment to inclusion serves our mission and the community simultaneously by giving the best ballet dancers from across the region equal opportunities to participate in professional-level productions

Established in 1984

Ballet Northeast has had a long history in Northeast Pennsylvania, going back over 30 years. Born out of the dream of Peter and Kristin Degnan, Rudolf Schleich, and George Babock, Ballet Northeast produced its first The Nutcracker in 1984.  Learn more about our history & mission.