BALLET THEATRE OF SCRANTON & THE DANCE STUDIO
Northeastern Pennsylvania’s oldest existing performing organization includes a Senior, Apprentice, and Children’s Company under the Artistic Direction of Joanne D. Arduino. The Senior Company is at the forefront in presenting full-length classical ballet with an extensive repertoire of work. The Children and Apprentice company’s repertoire includes full length and original ballets that are choreographed and staged specifically for the younger dancer.
The Company plays an active role in promoting the arts in the community and has participated in area educational programs at the University of Scranton, Keystone College, and Marywood University. Senior Company members have performed annually in the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic Christmas Concerts, as well as partnering with many other area arts organizations.
Ethnic dance is an important aspect of the performer’s training and the dancer’s skills are demonstrated during annual appearances at La Festa Italiana, as well as many other cultural festivals.