Ballet Chesapeake is the premier classical and contemporary dance company in Harford County and the Northern Maryland region. Formerly known as The Harford Ballet Company, the company is composed of dedicated pre-professionals who audition each year and commit to a rigorous schedule of technique classes, rehearsals, and ballet performances. The Mission of Ballet Chesapeake is to provide the highest quality dance education around Bel Air and performance opportunities to members and exceptional dance entertainment and enrichment to the community.
Ballet Chesapeake gives company members the opportunity to explore their full dance potential and to interact closely with respected experts in the field of dance. Company members perform alongside professional dancers in productions and learn technique and choreography from master dance teachers. Through this intensive training, Ballet Chesapeake dancers have a unique opportunity for personal growth and development. As dancers strive to achieve their own artistic goals, they gain invaluable life-skills. This personal growth and accomplishment is not only of value to each individual dancer, but it is also an asset to the Harford County community.
In addition to numerous outreach performances and festival appearances, Ballet Chesapeake annually presents major productions of The Nutcracker during the Holiday season and our Spring mixed bill production including a ballet adaptation of a cherished fairy tale. Ballet Chesapeake has developed a unique, audience interactive performance style that is geared towards children, but also provides dance and choreography of the highest professional quality. Every production offers all audience members a better understanding and appreciation for the art of classical ballet as they enjoy the entertaining diversity of each performance.