The National Ballet, Inc., Maryland’s oldest professional ballet company continues its tradition of winter holiday performances with the holiday favorite The Nutcracker. All performances are open to the public and run from December 5-8 2019 at the Bowie Center for the Performing Arts. Weekday morning performances are geared toward arts in education with special discounts for school groups. All performances are open to the public.
Audiences of all ages will enjoy the magic wonderland of sweets in a Christmas dream of Tchaikovsky’s traditional Nutcracker. Many local children who are students of the National Ballet Institute for the Arts and others have been given the opportunity to begin realizing their dreams of dancing in a professional production as they appear as toy soldiers, candy canes, and bon-bons. The children dance along side an international cast of professional dancers from as far away as Japan and China.
About the National Ballet Company
Located in Maryland, central to Baltimore and Washington, the National Ballet is celebrating our 71st year. As Maryland's oldest ballet company and school, founded by Helen Moore in 1948, the National Ballet has established a reputation for "...a solid grip on ballet technique and a clear artistic sense"(M.A. Sherer of the Capital). Hailed as "...strongly theatrical and highly entertaining." (C. Allison of the Bowie Blade News), the company under the direction of Pamela Moore presents a wide range of ballet styles including full length classics to contemporary works.
The NBC, dedicated to arts education for all ages with artistic excellence performs throughout the Metro area offering full length performances, mini-performances, arts education programs, workshops and master classes tailored to individual audiences. Annually reaching over 16,000 individuals and seen frequently on local cable stations, the National Ballet presents programs receives funding from the Prince George’s Arts Council, Arts Council of Anne Arundel County, Community Foundation to name a few throughout Maryland, Washington, D.C. and Virginia.
Made up of dancers from around the world, the National Ballet provides an ethnic diversity rarely seen. The 20019-2020 Season includes our regular schedule of performances. As the Friends of the National Ballet has grown stronger, a number of fundraising activities have been planned which includes the corporate and small business grants, boutique sales, master classes and workshops. Funds are needed to assist in the diverse programs offered to the community.
Artistic enrichments for all ages through performances and education directly impact the quality of life. In addition, the National Ballet provides vocational training for mature artists in transition.
National Ballet Director
Pamela A. Moore was a principal dancer with the National Ballet Company for over 30 years and has danced every major role in the repertoire. In addition, she has received a number of grants for choreography from the Maryland State Arts Council, the Prince George’s Arts Council and Arts