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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 […]

Continue reading about Ballet Chelsea to Perform in 55th Annual Michigan Youth Arts Festival

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 […]

Continue reading about Ballet Chelsea Offering Two Princess Camps

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

Lisa Allmendinger on December 6th, 2016

Continue reading about Last weekend of Ballet Chelsea’s ‘The Nutcracker’

Lisa Allmendinger on December 3rd, 2016

On Sunday, Dec. 4, Chelsea Chamber Players present free performances at the First United Methodist Church at 3 and 7 p.m. Also, the weekend brings The Nutcracker Ballet performed by Ballet Chelsea at Chelsea High School on Dec. 3 at 2 and 7 p.m. and again on Dec. 4 at 2 p.m. On Sunday, the […]

Continue reading about Dec. 4: Hometown Holiday events

Lisa Allmendinger on November 9th, 2016

Ballet Chelsea is pleased to present its 19th annual performance of The Nutcracker on Dec. 3-4 and 10-11. This annual production is a full-length, narrated ballet, choreographed by Ballet Chelsea Artistic Director Wendi DuBois. Audiences young and old from Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti, Jackson, Dexter, Saline, Canton, and all over southeastern Michigan return year after year for this […]

Continue reading about Mark your calendar now: Ballet Chelsea presents The Nutcracker in December

Lisa Allmendinger on April 22nd, 2016

Ballet Chelsea is pleased to invite you to its premiere performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Les Sylphides tonight, April 22 and Saturday, April 23. Performances take place tonight at 7 p.m. and on Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Chelsea High School auditorium. This story will be enjoyed by audiences of all ages. […]

Continue reading about April 22-23: Ballet Chelsea presents A Midsummer Night’s Dream