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The Classical Arts Centre project finally gaining momentum

Help sought to restore historic nurses' home

Contractors hear about plans by the Indiana Ballet Theatre Northwest board to renovate the former nurses' home

'Nutcracker' dancers en pointe for holiday

Light on their feet: The world of a contemporary ballerina

Indiana Ballet Theatre brings French flair to Bastille Day celebration

Twins escape from medical problems through dance

Sumer Dance Intensive at Indiana Ballet Theatre

April, 2014: Mrs. Greater Burlington County vies to be the 25th anniversary Mrs. New Jersey

Amber MackCongratulations to Amber for becoming First Runner up for the title of Mrs. New Jersey.

April 2, 2014 Bordentown, NJ – Amber Mack has garnered the title of Mrs. Greater Burlington County 2014 and will go on to compete at the Mrs. New Jersey United States Pageant in May, where she will join married women from across NJ to promote her personal platform, fundraise for charities, and compete for a cash award, evening gown, year of image consulting, jewelry, and an all-expense paid trip to the national pageant in Las Vegas, among other prizes.

Amber is representing Bordentown in Burlington County, where she is happily married to her husband, Codey. An advocate for the arts, Amber performs as a professional ballerina with local Central New Jersey Ballet Theatre. At CNJBT, Amber is also the Assistant Artistic Director. In her spare time she volunteers her skills as the costume mistress for the ballet company, as well as Central New Jersey Productions and Rising Stars Voice Studio. Amber can also be seen performing with her other dance company, Indiana Ballet Theatre.

Amber also volunteers her time as a committee member for the John K Rafferty Branch of the Hamilton Area YMCA. Amber can be found working out and spreading her love of the Y six days a week. Amber previously enjoyed roles as a professional print model and Registered Nurse. Her favorite role of all is enjoying life with her husband Codey and their two children, Jackson and Kinley. Amber is proudly sponsored by the Central New Jersey Ballet Theatre, Bordentown UPS Store, Formals XO, The YMCA, Stonybrook Sew and Vac, Olga St Pierre Real Estate Team, Linmark Enterprises, Fine Lady Photography, AFC International, Inc, Arena Dancewear, Dance Stuf, Etc, and Aftermath Public Adjusters, Inc.

As the premier pageant for New Jersey’s married women for 25 years, the Mrs. New Jersey United States Pageant is celebrating its silver anniversary as an official preliminary to the Mrs. United States National Pageant, and honors the achievements of the outstanding married women that call New Jersey their home. Led by executive directors Michelle Harris Anderson (a former Miss Delaware) and Christopher Willshire, of Suited To You Productions, the pageant provides New Jersey’s married women the opportunity to celebrate their intelligence, femininity and unique beauty through embracing their roles as wives, professionals, mothers, community champions, and modern women of the 21st century. Women interested in competing must be married, at least 21 years old and a US citizen or permanent resident. They must also either live, work, attend school, own/lease property or be stationed in the military in New Jersey.

Those interested in sponsoring Amber Mack - Mrs. Greater Burlington County, attending the state pageant to support her in person, or who would like more information about the pageant should contact the state pageant office by calling 877-4-MrsNJUS, or by visiting the pageant’s official website at

August 2013: Northwest Indiana Ballerina to compete at Miss Indiana USA Pageant

Sarah HollandFor 34 years Indiana Ballet Theatre has been helping raise the youth of Northwest Indiana. Through dance many life skills are taught and refined confidence, discipline and the value of hard work. This tradition continues on this fall. November 2nd and 3rd, 2013 at the Renaissance Indianapolis North Hotel Indiana Ballet Theatre Alumni, Sarah Holland, will be competing in the Miss Indiana USA Pageant. Sarah has danced with Indiana Ballet Theatre since she was 3 years old and danced lead rolls of Clara, Snow Queen and Sugar Plum Fairy from The Nutcracker, Odette from Swan Lake, and the Lilac Fairy in Sleeping Beauty. Sarah is a 2013 graduate of Crown Point High School and is attending Lindenwood University majoring in Business and Dance. Indiana Ballet Theatre’s Board Members Edda Taylor, Carol Highsmith, Anna Rominger, Katie Holderby, Fund Development Consultant Jill Barrett and Founding Director Gloria Tuohy support Sarah in this endeavor and wish her much success as she represents Indiana.

August 2013: Abby Lucas

Check out this story from the NW Indiana Times on Abbey Lucas, published August 15th, 2013

May 2013: Indiana Coalition for the Arts/Indiana Arts Commission Award to Mrs. Gloria Tuohy

May 2013: From Cinderella 2013, Michigan City, IN:

Thank you for giving my son Nathan East the chance to experiance this. He really was over excited about it all. And wants to do more. He has not stopped talking about saturday and all of you. He wants to do more. Thank you so much. Very proud mom.