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RI Audition During COVID

Please note auditions are cancelled until further notice, pending approval for RIbt to resume normal operations.

RIbt Collaboration with IMC

RIbt is collaborating this fall with Island Moving Company (IMC) in the production of Alice in Wonderland.  This children’s ballet was originally created by Nancy McAuliffe and has been in the RIbt repertoire for many years. The classic story of Alice In Wonderland has a music score by Dimitri Shostakovich and, in addition to Nancy’s original choreography, has new dances created by Miki Ohlsen and Danielle Genest. It is also the first dance production in the  Newport Congregational Church, which has been renovated as a new arts performance space in Newport.

Performance dates and times for Alice in Wonderland are October 17-18 at 4:30pm, October 19 at 3:00pm and October 20 at 1:00pm and 3:00pm. The performances are intended for children 3 and up and run one hour with no intermission. All tickets are $30.  The Newport Congregational Church is at 73 Pelham Street in Newport.

RIbt dancers will also be performing in IMC’s Nutcracker at Rosecliff in Newport.   These are wonderful performance  opportunities for our young dancers.

– Nancy McAuliffe – Artistic Director


20th Anniversary Gala Celebration!


The 2017 holiday performance will be followed up with a 20th Anniversary Gala Fundraiser Celebration. The holiday performance at Newport’s Casino Theatre will feature the signature storybook ballet, “Madeline”, as well as “Nutcracker” variations. As a training company the focus remains on the stage performance of the young dancers, in a professional setting.

Artistic Director Nancy McAuliffe is amazed at how quickly the time has passed since the launch of Rhode Island’s ballet theatre. “Time has certainly flown, but I’m proud that RIbt has been able to provide the stage performance training and professional settings for young dancers for all these years. I’m very much looking forward to seeing some of the alumni back at the evening Celebration.”

The evening Gala Fundraiser Celebration will follow the Sunday afternoon matinee, with box office ticket options for the Show performance and/or the Gala event.  The Box Office will be active for ticket sales starting on 1 November. Tickets are available to the general public as well as the families, friends and former dancers.