New Ballet News

Careers at New Ballet Ensemble & School

June 5th, 2019

We're hiring full and part-time Teaching and Performing Artists!

Senior Spotlight: Nokomis McElroy

May 10th, 2019

Nokomis started dancing when she was 1 year old, and has been with NBE for 12 years! She started out as one of our first students in our Dunbar Elementary satellite program, and then came to NBE full time. Her favorite styles of dance are Flamenco, Hip Hop, and Jazz. Nokomis has accepted a full scholarship to Christian Brothers University and intends to major in nursing so that she can ...

Senior Spotlight: India Pigues

May 5th, 2019

India has been dancing for 10 years, and has spent the past 5 years with NBE. Her favorite style of dance is Ballet. India will be attending Marymount Manhattan College in the fall and intends to study dance. 

Senior Spotlight: Liv Gamble

May 5th, 2019

Liv has been dancing with NBE for 12 years. Her favorite style of dance is Contemporary. After graduation, Liv intends to take a gap year in Paris to learn French and immerse herself in a new culture.

Senior Spotlight: Caroline Irmscher

May 4th, 2019

Caroline has been dancing since she was 2 years old, and she hasn’t stopped since! She has been with New Ballet for 6 years, and her favorite dance styles are Ballet and Modern. Caroline will be attending Elon University in the fall and intends to double major in Dance Performance and Choreography and Communication Design.

Senior Spotlight: Jeremy Bowers

May 4th, 2019

Jeremy has been dancing for the past 10 years, and has spent the past 2 years with New Ballet. His favorite style of dance is Memphis Jookin. Jeremy intends to study dance and writing in college.

Senior Spotlight: Asya Miles

May 4th, 2019

Asya has been dancing for 12 years with New Ballet Ensemble. She started out as one of our first students in our Dunbar Elementary satellite program, and then came to NBE full time. Her favorite style of dance is Contemporary. Asya has accepted a full scholarship to Vanderbilt University, and she intends to become a speech pathologist and potentially an activist for those with autism.

Senior Spotlight: Precious Price

May 4th, 2019

Precious has danced for 12 years with New Ballet. Similarly to Asya, Precious was one of our first students at our Dunbar Elementary satellite program and then came to NBE full time. Her favorite style of dance is Ballet. Precious has accepted a full scholarship to attend Xavier University and intends to major in biology.

Honoring the life of Rev. Dr. Mel A. Tomlinson

February 12th, 2019

We are saddened to inform you of the loss of Dr. Mel A. Tomlinson who journeyed to Memphis to perform in Nut Remix 2018, his last turn on the stage with the children who looked up to him as a mentor and hero.

NBE Takes Students on Trip to NYC to visit Colleges!

January 23rd, 2019

New Ballet Students participated in the first NBE College Expansion Trip to New York City!

School climates benefit from Arts Infusion programs with groups like NBE.

July 6th, 2016

An Arts360 grant supports a new Bartlett Elementary School-NBE partnership.

June 30th, 2016

My Art Story by Katie Smythe

April 14th, 2016

New Ballet, symphony return to stage delayed ‘Memphis Renaissance’/‘Harlem’ program

September 16th, 2015

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Memphis Dance School Honored at White House

December 11th, 2014

November 22, 2014 Commercial Appeal A review of Nut ReMix

"Nut ReMix" brings energy to Cannon Center Setting

November 22nd, 2014

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Video of the First Lady Presenting the 2014 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award

November 12th, 2014

On November 10, 2014, First Lady Michelle Obama congratulated the 2014 winners of the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards in the East Room of the White House.

Memphis' New Ballet Ensemble wins Award at White House

November 11th, 2014

WREG coverage of NAHYP award and Nut ReMix Preview

New Ballet Ensemble, star student honored at White House

November 10th, 2014

Commercial Appeal coverage of NBE winning the National Arts and Humanities Youth Programs Award

A Man in Constant Motion, Lil' Buck Expands Jookin's World

June 26th, 2014

BOSTON — The dancer known as Lil Buck was walking across a stage in slow motion, four beautifully exaggerated steps, like a moment out of “The Matrix.”

New Ballet Ensemble – Program 2, National Symphony Orchestra: NEW MOVES: symphony + dance season – Washington

May 21st, 2014

The best came last. For its final section, Harlem, NSO musicians teamed up with the nine dancers of New Ballet Ensemble...