"Northeastern Ballet Theatre is a special place. My daughters have been dedicated ballet dancers for 10 years, and fell in love with NBT after 1 day. Edra Toth, and her amazing colleagues, have created a studio that is friendly and welcoming. They take great interest in each individual dancer, and challenge them to be the best they can be. The improvements my daughters have seen in their technique over this past summer rivals a year worth of instruction from other studios/intensives they’ve been a part of. We can’t recommend NBT enough, and my daughters are looking forward to continuing their dance education with them." - L.C.
"Northeastern Ballet Theatre has allowed our daughter to follow her passion; has allowed her to just dance and become the person she is. The opportunity for our daughter to dance in actual real performances, not recitals, has been absolutely amazing. The quality and level of the instruction continually impresses me; NBT's ability to push my daughter beyond what she has believed to be her limits and the confidence that comes with that, I cannot say enough good things about NBT." - Mary and Steve Bargdill
"Before studying ballet with Edra, my daughter needed something to focus on to help with discipline and anxiety issues. After 3 years at Northeastern Ballet Theatre she has blossomed. Ballet has helped her focus, be more disciplined, and revealed the dancer inside." - Shannon Tibbetts
"My daughter, Ellie, has loved to sing and dance since she could walk. Her interest in ballet began the first time we read Angelina Ballerina to her. Since then, her interest flared into a passion for all things ballet. She could not get enough of the ballet books at the library, watching videos of ballerinas, and dancing incessantly around the house and neighborhood. When asked what she wants to be when she grows up, her answer is always, “a ballerina.” As she has progressed in school, she sometimes answers, “An astronaut ballerina” or an “archeologist ballerina,” but she still longs to be a ballerina. However, due to financial circumstances we did not enroll her in ballet classes. For her birthday this past spring, she asked for one thing – ballet lessons. We asked family members to contribute, but they could not give much towards the cost of lessons. It was hard to do, but I decided to ask Ms. Toth for help in making Ellie’s dream come true. The first lesson, Ellie could not stop smiling. I have never seen her so happy. She looks forward to every lesson and she cannot get enough of ballet. If she could she would, 'Dance all day long every day.'" - Deb Casto
"I've been dancing at *** Dance School for 12 years and I have learned more in the past two days at NBT than I have in those 12 years!" - P. M.
On the night of the performance at Oyster River High School I was as excited and mesmerized as seven year old Leah. The elaborate stage sets and glorious costumes surpassed even those of Boston Ballet! I thought they were borrowed from a professional company, but Miss Toth explained that the dazzling costumes were sewn by devoted parents of the dancers. Dancers of every age and experience level filled the stage with grace, beauty, and magic. Our proximity to the stage contributed to an immersive experience that surpassed even that of the Wang Center in Boston.
After the performance, we had the honor of meeting Miss Toth and Miss Naomi Sawyer. Each star was warm, gracious, and enchanting. My niece Cassandra and her daughter Leah left with stars in their eyes and a memorable lesson in the accessibility of ballet.
Now the NBT Nutcracker is our new and eagerly awaited tradition. I am thrilled to share the magic of such a superb ballet performance with the fourth generation of our family! We can't wait to applaud wildly for the 2015 performance!!
Praise for The Wizard:
Had the pleasure of seeing THE WIZARD, performed by the Northeastern Ballet Theatre in Wolfeboro tonight. It was a ballet interpretation of Harry Potter and theSorcerer’s Stone. I went in a bit skeptical- I mean, how could you pack all of that emotion and drama into a ballet?! Well, they did it! Who knew VisitNH - New Hampshire had so many surprises. Now we can’t wait to see what this ballet company will be performing when we come up next summer for our time on the lake! - Walking on Travels
I was thoroughly enchanted by Thursday night’s performance of “The Wizard”. A good number of my friends and acquaintances also attended and all had wonderful things to say after the performance. Wonderful dancers, beautiful choreography and the simple set, yet so effective as always. - The scene with Harry at the mirror with his parents had me in tears. I think you have outdone yourself! Thank you so much for a wonderful evening and congratulations!
"Thanks to the Northeastern Ballet Theatre (for free tickets for Vets)! And the shoutout to veterans from the stage. The Wizard was awesome and a great way to expose the kids to this amazing dance form. Thank you so much!" - Annie
"We all wanted to say a huge thank you to The Northeastern Ballet Theatre and to VetTix. I brought my two teenaged daughters to see this production and they can not stop talking about it. We are all fans of the ballet, the arts, and of course of Harry Potter. The Dancers were amazing. This was such a fun production and was so well put together. I think it is amazing what you guys are doing for the area. Even with the cross-state drive up to the venue, we are now keeping an eye on your future productions. Once again thank you from the Campbell family. This was something special." - Ryan
"Hi we drove 2 hours one way to see the show. It was definitely worth the drive and would do it again. The show was absolutely amazing I want to thank you so much for supporting veterans. It was such a great family day for us. Thank you again." - WilliamPraise for The Legend of Sleepy Hollow:
"I was there and I’ve seen every production since I moved to Wolfeboro 4 years ago. Until now Dracula had been my favorite and now it’s The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. I liked the ethereal spirits wheeling in and out, (and I don’t mean just on the hover boards) the economy of choreography in some dances. I don’t know that I have the vocabulary, but it felt very modern, or is it post modern now?- I just fell in love with the breathtaking pas de deux in the end. It’s magic what you, Ms Edra Toth, can create with a minimum of set, always gorgeous costumes, choices of music and very talented dancers. Thank you so much!" 💐 - Kristiina Sakai