mission

New Jersey Dance Theatre Ensemble provides artistic excellence in pre-professional dance education and performances, with forward-thinking programming that empowers dancers. In 2019 NJDTE celebrates its 50th Anniversary Season, and continues to be an innovative force in the NJ and NYC Metro area by engaging acclaimed artists, international choreographers, and providing performance opportunities. 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.