The Maine State Ballet Company, established in 1986, has fast become the leading professional dance company in the State of Maine. Its mission is to uplift the Maine community through the medium of dance. The Company, comprised of over 25 dancers, trains and performs throughout the year.
The Maine State Ballet's School for the Performing Arts offers instruction in classical ballet, Broadway style jazz, and tap to over 500 students from age 3 through advanced adult. Advanced ballet students have the unique opportunity to be trained in the Balanchine Technique® and Balanchine Style®.
Linda MacArthur Miele
Mrs. Miele started to dance at age 3 in Boston. At age 11 she moved to New York City to further her studies and joined George Balanchine's School of American Ballet.
By age 14, she had become the youngest member accepted by George Balanchine into the New York City Ballet Company. Mrs. Miele has performed ballet in Paris, Rome, Athens, Venice, Jerusalem, London, Dubrovnik, Tel-Aviv, Florence, Salzburg, and Montreal. Most of her performances, however, were at Lincoln Center at the
New York State Theater. Having worked closely with George Balanchine, Mrs. Miele moves naturally into the area of choreography. She has been appointed a repetiteur for the Balanchine Trust, which entitles her to choreograph ballet and dance in the master style of George Balanchine. With some 30 ballets to her credit, Mrs. Miele is Maine's premiere choreographer.