The Maine State Ballet Company
The Maine State Ballet Company, established in 1986, is one of Maine's leading professional dance companies. With dozens of ballets in its repertoire, it offers an annual season of 40 performances to over 10,000 patrons at its in-house Lopez Theater, and at its annual Nutcracker performance at Portland's Merrill Auditorium.
As a former member of the renowned New York City Ballet under legendary choreographer George Balanchine, and repetiteur for the Balanchine Trust, Artistic Director Linda MacArthur Miele offers her rare knowledge of the Balanchine Technique® and the Balanchine Style® to her students, colleagues, and company. She has staged Balanchine's "world-famous" Serenade several times in Maine with permission from The Balanchine Trust. Mrs. Miele continues to expand Maine State Ballet's repertoire to include new full-length productions and smaller ballets that showcase the company's growing talent.