Our History

The Roxey Ballet began in 1995 as the Hunterdon Youth Ballet when professional dancers Mark and Melissa Roxey brought world-class professional dance training and performance opportunities to Hunterdon County New Jersey and Bucks  County, Pennsylvania. Mark and Melissa both had distinguished careers with American dance companies including The Joffrey Ballet, American Repertory Ballet, and Dayton Ballet, among numerous others.

 

As the regional youth ballet company began to grow, the trustees of the Hunterdon County Youth Ballet changed its name to Roxey Ballet to reflect its clear direction and development into an outstanding touring professional dance company with a superb roster of internationally recognized artists from all over the world. Today audiences enjoy more than 70 repertory works and a wide range of  full-length ballets created over the last 19 years.

 

The company has performed extensively around the country including New York City, Boston, Virginia, and Washington DC at the inauguration of President Obama. The company is currently experiencing  a major transition in its life cycle and continues to procure high-quality artists and original repertory works from emerging and established choreographers.

 

The Roxey Ballet's New Jersey season includes performances from September through June of each year, including a Fall mainstage concert, a Holiday production of the Nutcracker, and Winter and Spring Productions. The remainder of the season is spent conducting a variety of services and concerts, from  educational performances, workshops, and residencies to master classes  and touring. The Mill Ballet School is the official school of Roxey Ballet.