The purpose of the Theatre is to bring together the local talent with professional artists from leading dance companies in New York City and other ballet centers.
The NPBT sponsors Master Classes with world renowned dances allowing local dancers to learn from the professionals without leaving the area.
Yearly productions of The Nutcracker since 1996. Seventeen of them sponsored by the Bardavon Opera House in Poughkeepsie.
The NPBT recognizes the contribution of artistic talent of the incredibly gifted Ray Delle Robbins, through a sponsorship fund for talented young dancers based on merit and financial need.
Dance is your pulse, your heartbeat, your breathing. It's the rhythm of your life. It's the expression in time, in movement, in happiness, joy, sadness and envy. - Jacques D'Ambroise