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Rachael Gnatowski and Emily Orzada Co-Founded New England Ballet Theatre on January 22, 2020 to bring high quality dance performances to communities throughout New England. 

New England Ballet Theatre is a not-for-profit organization focusing on the development of new choreography and the production of new ballets, while giving choreographers the opportunity to have artistic freedom in their creative process. 

As a company, we strive to make our dancers needs a priority. New England Ballet Theatre is committed to creating a supportive environment in which it’s artists can thrive and prosper. It is our goal to ensure that our dancers have healthy and long careers.

In addition to providing world class productions, New England Ballet Theatre is dedicated to making dance more accessible to everyone. We strive to develop educational programs with schools and dance studios in the area. We will also develop our outreach programs to perform at hospitals, libraries, senior centers, and more. 

New England Ballet Theatre is based out of Hartford, Connecticut. NEBT is working to expand its base and programs throughout the six states of New England.

Rachael Gnatowski nebt co-founder and artistic director


To provide high-quality performances, to inspire through exceptional educational programs, and to cultivate an appreciation for dance throughout the community.

Our goal is to be a guiding example of how the celebration of diversity and support of our artists can create cutting edge new ballets that uplift, unite and strengthen our community and beyond.

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