New Jersey Dance Theatre Ensemble celebrates 54 years of providing artistic excellence in pre-professional dance education and performances, with forward-thinking programming that empowers dancers by engaging acclaimed artists and international choreographers. Led by award-winning Artistic Director Nancy Turano since 1994, NJDTE mentors and inspires dancers toward higher education and supports its alumni as professionals in the field.

NJDTE Alumni have performed with Netherlands Dans Theatre, Complexions, Ballet Hispanico, Ballets Jazz de Montreal, Carolyn Dorfman, Nimbus, NJ Ballet, Houston Ballet, Nashville Ballet, Alabama Ballet, Sacramento Ballet, National Ballet of Canada  and are featured in Broadway Shows and are internationally acclaimed faculty, directors and choreographers in the field.