Strengthening Communities through Dance
Rebecca Kelly Ballet, based in New York City, has been artists-in-residence for 28 seasons in many communities of the North Country, including Lake Placid, Potsdam, Plattsburgh, North Creek, and Au Sable Forks. The Company is best known for performances of choreographer Rebecca Kelly’s original ballets inspired by the Adirondacks, for developing outreach programs tailored for each community it serves, and for the popular 2-week Onstage Youth Performance program at the Lake Placid Center for Arts. RKB combines technical training, individualized coaching and performance under the direction of a master choreographer, in a broad exposure to dance from ballet to Broadway.
At a glance
- RKB provides public performances showcasing contemporary and classical works brimming with energy and style, in new and repertory chamber works that explore human challenges and social issues.
- RKB collaborates with many regional artists (including productions by North Country Ballet Ensemble/ Plattsburgh) for professional development opportunities, and to establish conduit between the Adirondacks and New York City.
- The Onstage program at Lake Placid Center for the Arts (July) promotes exposure to new ideas and new ways of learning, the confidence to strive, and the courage to perform. These creative tools are important tools for anyone.