National Ballet Institute for the Arts, National Ballet Company and NBC II
Founded in 1948 by founder/director Helen Moore, the National Ballet is Maryland's oldest professional ballet company. Known for our "...high artistic standards and strong technique" Capital News, we provide artistic excellence to the public at affordable prices. Performing a wide range of ballets from the full length classics to contemporary works, there is always something that appeals to the individual audience member to bring artistic satisfaction to you, our most important individual.
The mission of the NBIA is
dedicated to the professional training of students, teachers and professionals
in ballet, art and music. Under the
direction of Pamela Moore, CO- Chairman of the Board of Examiner for the
Cecchetti Council of America, Diploma Fellow with the CCA (DFCCA) and Cecchetti
USA (DFCUSA), the institute offers a thorough education in all aspects of
ballet technique. Children may begin as
young as age 3 in a pre-ballet program carefully designed to nurture a love for
dance while developing coordination and musicality. Older children can pursue the study of the
Cecchetti Method leading to the Final Diploma and Teacher’s Certification. Related dance forms, art, music and theater
are all included in the curriculum to provide the skills todays dancers and
teachers must have.
The National Ballet is funded in part by the Maryland State Arts Council, Prince George's Arts Council, Bowie Arts Council, Target and the United Way Campaign.