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Ballet Chelsea is proud to present the 20th anniversary performance of The Nutcracker Dec. 9-10. A new collaboration with the Jackson Symphony Orchestra adds to the excitement by bringing music and dance together for three performances in Jackson and Washtenaw counties, raising the visibility of the arts in both communities. This collaboration draws on the talents of […]

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Lisa Allmendinger on September 10th, 2017

On Sunday, Oct. 1, Ballet Chelsea will host its fourth annual Tutu Run 5k professionally-timed race and 1-mile Fun Run at Hudson Mills Metropark in Dexter. Participants are encouraged to wear tutus; bring your own or purchase one on race day. This family-friendly fundraising event is open to individuals of all ages and running abilities. […]

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Lisa Allmendinger on July 29th, 2017

Ballet Chelsea will hold auditions on Aug. 20 and 27 for its 2017-2018 season. Dancers are invited to audition for company member (Aug. 20) and guest (Aug. 27) positions in Ballet Chelsea’s performance company. Registration will begin at noon for both audition dates. Ballet Chelsea offers two major performance opportunities each year. The Nutcracker is […]

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Lisa Allmendinger on July 10th, 2017

(Chelsea Update would like to thank Lori Walters for the information in this story.) Ballet Chelsea was recently voted the “Best Dance Company” in Washtenaw County” by Adams Street Publishing’s Current Magazine. Current Magazine, which covers all things music, art, and culture in Washtenaw County, announced the winners of its “2017 Readers’ Choice Best of […]

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(Chelsea Update would like to thank Lori Walters for the information in this story.) The Michigan Youth Arts Touchstone Award is presented to arts educators who exemplify best practices in arts education, advocate actively on behalf of the arts, and demonstrate a continued commitment to bring excellence to the artistic development of young artists in […]

Continue reading about Ballet Chelsea’s Artistic Director Wendi DuBois Awarded Educator of the Year

Chelsea Update would like to congratulate the following Ballet Chelsea dancers who were chosen as Michigan Youth Arts Distinguished Scholars and invited to participate in the 55th Annual Michigan Youth Arts Festival, May 18-20 at Western Michigan University. Eden Benson Emma Bentley Savanna Burchett Shannon Conley (Chelsea High School) Quinn Dammeyer (Chelsea High School) Stephanie […]

Continue reading about Eight Chelsea ballet Dancers Chosen as Michigan Youth Arts Distinguished Schools

Lisa Allmendinger on May 19th, 2017

(Chelsea Update would like to thank Wendi DuBois for the information in this story.) The Michigan Youth Arts Festival features outstanding high school artists from multiple artistic disciplines. Fifteen Ballet Chelsea dancers have been selected as Michigan Youth Arts Distinguished Scholars and invited to participate in the 55th Annual Michigan Youth Arts Festival, May 18-20 […]

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Lisa Allmendinger on May 10th, 2017

Ballet Chelsea will offer two Princess Camps this summer. The first camp, June 13-15 is making the magic happen for 4-6 year olds; the Aug. 22-24 camp will delight 5-7 year olds. Both camps will run from 10 a.m. – noon each day and will be filled with thrills. The Princess Camps will be themed […]

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Lisa Allmendinger on March 8th, 2017

Continue reading about March 11-12: Ballet Chelsea presents ‘Giselle’

Lisa Allmendinger on February 28th, 2017

  (Chelsea Update would like to thank Jane Thompson for the information and photos in this story.) Ballet Chelsea believes that dance is for everyone, and is now offering a free studio class for special education students. Through traditional dance methods and creative exploration, these classes work to build physical strength and coordination, as well […]

Continue reading about Ballet Chelsea’s Adaptive Dance program for everyone