New Jersey Dance Theatre Ensemble provides the highest quality, pre-professional training to aspiring dancers from New Jersey and the metro area through professional experiences with world-renowned dancers, teachers, choreographers, and musicians. Founded in 1969, and under the artistic direction of master teacher and choreographer Nancy Turano since 1994, the Ensemble fosters advanced ballet, modern, and contemporary dance programs for dancers ages 5-23 throughout New Jersey and the New York City Metropolitan Area. NJDTE mentors dancers toward higher education and professionalism in the dance field.