Founded in 1971, Amherst Ballet began public performances in 1977. Since then we have performed hundreds of times, including performances in Europe. Our 40th anniversary concert featured one classical or modern dance piece from each of our decades, plus a newly-commissioned piece.
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Elegie in White: a 1984 classical ballet in the “ballet blanc” tradition, choreographed by founder Therese Brady Donohue, restaged by Amherst Ballet teacher Heather Reichgott.
Little Fugue: from 2001’s Evening of Music and Dance with J.S. Bach, choreographed by then director Catherine Fair and Melanie Lahti; restaged by Sueann Townsend.
A stately Grand Défilé, in the tradition of the Paris Opera Ballet, culminated the performance by presenting all 30 performers and honored guests on stage at once.