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Behind the Scenes of Roxey Ballet's Sensory Friendly Performance: Meet Hailey Glover

An Interview with Hailey Glover, Roxey Ballet's Director of Education and Outreach Why is it important for Roxey Ballet to have a sensory friendly performance? Roxey Ballet's mission is to build bridges through dance, to connect people from out local community no matter their ability, race, gender or socioeconomic status. Adding a sensory-friendly performance to our roster of Nutcracker performances has allowed us to connect with another group of patrons with special needs. Why is it important for you, personally, to include this performance? This performance is perhaps the most exciting thing I have done in my time at Roxey Ballet. Prior to working at the ballet, I worked at an out-of-distr

December 3rd at 2 PM: Roxey Ballet's Relaxed Performance

Roxey Ballet is proud to offer a sensory-friendly performance of the holiday classic Nutcracker for children and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other sensitivity issues or special needs. This relaxed performance is also suitable for children under the age of 6. "Studies have shown that theatre experiences increase social skills for students with autism. Our sensory-friendly performance allows everyone to experience ballet in a comfortable, nurturing, and accepting environment," says Hailey Glover, Director of Education & Outreach. What makes it "sensory-friendly"? A friendly, supportive environment for families with a loved one with special needs. Adaptations to the performance are

Experience the Holidays with Roxey Ballet

There's more than one way to enjoy Roxey Ballet during the holidays. With performances at events like Grand Illumination, Bucks County Children's Museum, and a Sensory-Friendly Nutcracker, Roxey Ballet's performances are accessible and exciting all season long. 11/16/16 - Brown Bag and Ballet at Roxey Ballet's Canal Studio Theatre Senior groups, individuals, and local businesses are invited to spend the afternoon with Roxey Ballet at our Brown Bag and Ballet events. Take a behind-the-scenes look at the creative process that goes into creating Roxey Ballet’s repertory works, engage in conversations with the dancers, and get a preview of our upcoming productions. Bring your friends, bring yo

A Tradition of Handmade Costumes in Roxey Ballet's Nutcracker

During the months leading up to the Nutcracker, Roxey Ballet's costume designers Alicia Worden and Nilda "Grandma Roxey" Roxey-Jones work around the clock. Together, they have partnered up for the past 13 years to design and create Roxey Ballet's unique, handmade Nutcracker costumes. This year, with the help of numerous, dedicated volunteers, the two designers are creating brand new costumes for the nutcracker, prince, and soldiers, just in time for opening night. After the initial stages of researching historical attire, they created numerous drawings and sketches planning out the details of each design. They ensure that each costume has a flare of originality that defines the dancing of th

Roxey Ballet's 22nd Annual Holiday Classic Opens Thanksgiving Weekend

Roxey Ballet, Lambertville's renowned professional dance company, is proud to present its 22nd Annual American Holiday Classic "Nutcracker". This acclaimed annual holiday event has become a favorite tradition of area residents and visitors alike. "Nutcracker", running from November 26-December 5, is a joyous and magical way to begin the holiday season. This performance provides the perfect introduction to ballet for children of all ages, and a timeless tradition for adults. The production is directed by Mark Roxey, co-founder of this acclaimed professional company. Also featured are more than 200 costumes designed by Alicia Worden and Nilda Roxey, and lighting designed by Jeffrey Goldstein.

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