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by Jill P 

For 35 years Ballet Arts Ensemble (BAE) has provided outstanding dance events for Kalamazoo residents, and this year’s spring concert celebrates a variety of works we have performed over the past 35 years.

Artistic Director Cathleen Huling and BAE invite you to join us at Chenery Auditorium for a trip down memory lane on Saturday, March 18, at 2 pm and 7 pm when we present Spring Concert 2017 ● Celebrating 35 Years. This family-friendly concert features selections that appeal to a variety of tastes—from the beauty of classical ballet to the humor of The Dinner Party—at very affordable prices.

Current BAE dancers will be joined by community members, BAE alumnae, and the Ballet Arts Contemporary Dance Company (BACDC); and members of the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Daniel Brier, will provide live music for the final two works.


Highlights of the concert include:

  • It’s All About . . . , a collaborative work based on the sculptures of Kirk Newman (Kalamazoo Institute of Arts).
  • Excerpts from such well known ballets as Rodeo, Nutcracker, Cinderella, Hansel and Gretel, and Peter and the Wolf.
  • Two dances performed by the BACDC, choreographed by Director Georgie Reigel.
  • The Enduring Spring, a new work choreographed by Ms. Huling to celebrate our 35th anniversary.
  • A reprise of Cathleen Huling’s humorous mini-ballet, The Dinner Party.



Make your reservation early to get the best seats for Saturday, March 18, 2017, at 2 pm or 7 pm. Tickets are on sale at Miller Auditorium Box Office (269.387.2300). Reserved seats are affordably priced at $10 (advance purchase) and $14 (at the door).

A special $8 group rate (advance purchase by March 17) is available for groups who purchase 20 or more tickets.




We’re excited to give away four sets (4 family packs) of tickets to see the Ballet Arts Ensemble presents Spring Concert 2017 ● Celebrating 35 Years. 

To enter to win, please complete the form below and let us know why you’d love to take your family to the Spring Concert 2017.


*This giveaway will close on March 6 at midnight and the winner will be notified via email. The winner will have 24 hours to respond by email accepting the prize. No purchase necessary to enter the contest. Leaving a comment on this blog post is not a requirement of entry. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. You are providing your information to KZOOkids.com and not to Facebook. The information you provide will only be used to enter the contest and notify winners. Entrants will release Facebook from all liability. Entrants must be at least 18 years of age and reside in Michigan. Only one entry per household. Entrants may also enter the contest by sending an email to jill@KZOOkids.com containing their name, address, phone number and email address along with the words: SPRING CONCERT 2017 in the subject line. KZOO Kids’ liability is limited to the value of the prize.



By | 2017-02-21T12:40:59+00:00 February 22nd, 2017|Categories: Around Kalamazoo, Newly Published, Win!|Comments Off on WIN Tickets: Ballet Arts Ensemble presents Spring Concert 2017 ● Celebrating 35 Years

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Jill is a mom of a busy 9 year old son. When not working the KZOOkids.com website, Jill likes to hike, cook, and read in her free time.