School & Company
Celebrating 50 Years of Dance
Northeast School of Ballet (NSB), located in Reading MA, is the official training school of the Northeast Youth Ballet (NYB). The school and company are recognized for training young dancers and displaying their talents to local audiences for 50 years.
“If something is professional and good caliber it educates parents and children into expecting higher. McNaught and Cecere are the vehicles to do it.” — Boston Globe
Northeast School of Ballet, the official training school of the Northeast Youth Ballet, was established in 1971 by founder and managing director, Sandra McNaught. Over the past five decades, NSB has trained countless dancers who have gone on to perform with several world-class ballet companies, received scholarships to colleges and universities, and are teaching and choreographing both in the US and abroad. In 1996, Mrs. McNaught’s daughter, Denise Cecere, founded the Northeast Youth Ballet to provide performance opportunities to the growing number of students in the school. Today Mrs. Cecere is the director of the school and company where she continues her mother’s legacy to nurture the artist in every child and create a community that encourages dancers to reach their potential.
Northeast School of Ballet is a non-profit organization dedicated to fostering a creative environment and providing educational opportunities for our youth, setting the highest standards of dance, and playing an active role in the cultural life of the communities we serve.
Over the past 50 years, NSB students have been accepted to prestigious summer intensives, received trainee contracts, and performed professionally with world-class dance organizations both nationally and internationally. Affiliations include The Royal Ballet, Paris Opera Ballet, Royal Danish Ballet, American Ballet Theater, School of American Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, National Ballet of Canada, Harid Conservatory, Boston Ballet, Houston Ballet, Joffrey Ballet, Colorado Ballet, Miami City Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Kirov Ballet School, Alonzo King LINES Ballet, Los Angeles Ballet and many more. Graduates have received awards and scholarships to the most prestigious colleges and universities and several have begun to teach, choreograph and direct dance programs for schools and companies worldwide. Dancers trained at Northeast School of Ballet are encouraged to pursue their passion and to take with them the lessons learned at NSB on the career path of their choosing.