The Roxey Ballet performs cutting edge, contemporary ballet to critical acclaim throughout the United States. The progressive company produces out-of-the box dance performances that redefine the way audiences view ballet and dance.
Roxey Ballet is a world class contemporary ballet company with an extensive New Jersey season and schedule of local, national, and international touring. The dancers are hand selected from all corners of the world and bring an array of skill and texture to the performances of Roxey Ballet. This company is by no means a traditional Ballet Company. Mr. Roxey's masterful direction and creative genius moves the art of ballet into new directions, while maintaining a strong connection to the classical idiom. Audiences experience Roxey Ballet as fresh, unexpected, and unique to the dance landscape.
The company is a non-profit organization incorporated in New Jersey in 1995. Its mission is to deliver artistic and cultural excellence through professional dance performances, residencies, educational programs, workshops, and master classes. It is a multicultural and all-inclusive organization, fostering a creative environment of growth for all of its artists. Its diverse works, taking traditions to the next level, strive to inspire audiences and artists alike.
The Roxey Ballet is supported in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts; The Hunterdon County Cultural and Heritage Commission; and The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, in addition to individual donors.
You can expect that Roxey Ballet's performances are cultural, dramatic, technically breathtaking, and beautifully theatrical. Roxey Ballet presents invigortating, kinetic dance choreography that enables dancers to forge an interactive bond with audiences, beyond that of a traditional dance performance.
Roxey Ballet's identity as a high quality performing dance company is not the end of the Roxey Ballet story. Since 1995, Roxey Ballet has lead the charge in the world of professional dance in bringing dance to underserved populations, especially students and artists with significant disabilities. A signature endeavor is Roxey Ballet's Wheels and Bodies in Motion, an initiative that brings able-bodied dancers together with differently abled students in dance and choreography classes.
Since 1995, Roxey Ballet has provided classes, performance opportunities, and mentoring to individuals with severe disabilities who use wheelchairs, in collaboration with the Matheny Medical and Educational Center in Peapack, NJ, and other New Jersey based organizations. Wheels and Bodies in Motion also brings able-bodied dancers together with artists in wheelchairs who learn and create choreography both for themselves and to set on able-bodied dancers. These opportunities have opened up a whole language of self-expression never before available to "sit down" dancers.
Roxey Ballet also partners with the Hunterdon County Educational Services Commission and Mercer Elementary School to provide a dance education program to students served by ESC with physical, learning, and emotional disabilities. Roxey Ballet uses dance classes to help these students, many from inner city, high- poverty communities, to learn to express themselves through movement, to channel their emotions through art, and to be proud of dance traditions from their heritages.