Berks Ballet Theatre Conservatory of Dance & Berks Ballet Theatre Company congratulates Kelly Barber on her recent milestone. Kelly has been the Artistic Director at BBT for ten years–a true accomplishment! Kelly’s contributions to the the arts community in Berks County is immeasurable, and she has enriched the lives of countless students. BBT is so happy have Kelly as part of our organization for a decade!
In an excerpt from the Reading Eagle’s, Susan L. Pena’s profile of BBTs upcoming performance, “Innovations:”
“Reflecting on her 10 years as BBT’s artistic director, Barber said, “The interesting thing is that I feel the company has experienced so many different things: people who have worked here, choreographers we have brought in, the performances we have done. We’ve left Regional Dance America, and now we are doing different festivals.”She said a major event during her tenure has been the 40th anniversary gala in 2016.”That was a big thing,” she said; “just the fact that it’s still here after 40 years, and Carol (Ennis, founder and former artistic director) was there and we could honor her. That was so important to me, because we wouldn’t be here if it weren’t for her.”