MBC REIMAGINES, a fundraising campaign to enrich the hearts and minds of our family of classical ballet lovers here in Bozeman and across the country, launched on September 22nd. Thanks to your generous support, donations of over $37,000 were doubled with our dollar for dollar match. To date, REIMAGINES has raised $74,000 toward our $80,000 goal. We are very thankful for your trust and participation.

MBC REIMAGINES, which will be brought to you in 7 Acts through the year's end, is our innovative path forward as we shape a dance world that is inclusive, accessible and healing. REIMAGINES Acts 1 through 5 highlighted our core values of Innovation, Excellence, Inspiration, Integrity, Inclusion, Engagement, Enrichment and Grace.

ACT 6
MBC REIMAGINES through Community ~ celebrating together & Creativity ~ awakening imagination

Our sincere thanks to our Act 6 underwriters

MBC's Nutcracker REIMAGINED 2020

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MBC's Nutcracker with the Bozeman Symphony, Photo: Lauren Brown

Nutcracker REIMAGINED 2020

Saturday, December 5th at 6pm

This complimentary virtual event will include:
  • Archived performance footage with Tchaikovsky’s score played by the Bozeman Symphony and highlights from the party and battle scenes.
  • The beautiful Snow pas de deux featuring esteemed guest artists Rachel Van Buskirk and Christian Clark, from Atlanta’s Terminus Modern Ballet Theatre.
  • Act 2 divertissement and the glorious Sugar Plum pas de deux.
  • Original Nutcracker choreography filmed by Wimberg Productions and presented in collaboration with the creative team at MBC.
  • Exclusive interviews with guest artists Rachel Van Buskirk (Snow Queen & Sugar Plum Fairy), Christian Clark (Snow King & Cavalier), Maestro Lee Mills and the acclaimed writer and actor Soren Kisiel reflecting on his signature role as Drosselmeyer.
  • Surprises to delight the whole family.

As we REIMAGINE together, please consider making a gift to Montana Ballet Company. Your donation of ANY AMOUNT WILL BE DOUBLED dollar for dollar up to $40,000 thanks to the generous underwriting of the MBC Board of Directors and Friends.

ACT 5
MBC REIMAGINES through Grace carrying ourselves with elegance in the world

This was one of the most visually stunning and moving performances my daughters and I have ever attended. Accolades to your creative team, choreography team, production team, stunning orchestra and composers, amazingly talented performers, and anyone else who was involved in this breathtaking performance! I have never been more proud and humbled to be in the presence of the greatness that is the Montana Ballet Company.

I must also thank you for your overwhelming generosity as we were recipients of tickets donated for this performance from you to Family Outreach. This was such a special evening together for my daughters and I, as we were scheduled to have to separate as a family the following week to take our special needs son to Salt Lake for a medical procedure. These types of memories together are a gift we will treasure in our hearts for years to come. So thank you.

~ Montana Ballet Company is honored to offer these gracious words of appreciation from a family that experienced our Share the Dance program. 

As we REIMAGINE together, please consider making a gift to Montana Ballet Company. Your donation of ANY AMOUNT WILL BE DOUBLED dollar for dollar up to $40,000 thanks to the generous underwriting of the MBC Board of Directors and Friends.

Our sincere thanks to our Act 5 Underwriter Ripe food + wine

ACT 4
MBC REIMAGINES through Engagement and Enrichment, connecting hearts and minds while fostering the future

MBC Moves
New MBC Moves ~ Multidisciplinary dance residency program for K-5 school children designed in collaboration with MBC faculty, school districts and child wellness experts.Photo: Anderson School
MBC Whole Dancer Series
Whole Dancer Series ~ Integrating health and wellness into our comprehensive training curriculum to nurture mind, body and spirit through partnerships with physical therapists, nutritionists and certified Pilates experts.Photo: MBC
MBC TA Mentoring Program
TA Mentoring Program ~ Our students are offered the opportunity to explore the craft of teaching classical ballet under MBC Faculty guidance.Photo: MBC

As we REIMAGINE together, please consider making a gift to Montana Ballet Company. Your donation of ANY AMOUNT WILL BE DOUBLED dollar for dollar up to $40,000 thanks to the generous underwriting of the MBC Board of Directors and Friends.

Our sincere thanks to our Act 4 Underwriter M1 Logistics

ACT 3
MBC REIMAGINES through Integrity ~ cultivating agency and responsibility and Inclusion ~ embracing diversity

MBC REIMAGINES, which will be brought to you in 7 Acts through the year's end, is our innovative path forward as we shape a dance world that is inclusive, accessible and healing. REIMAGINES Acts 1 and 2 highlighted our core values of Innovation, Excellence and Inspiration.

MBC Share the Dance & Dinner
New Share the Dance & Dinner energizes our collective efforts to assist our Gallatin Valley residents experiencing food insecurity.
MBC Adaptive Dance
Adaptive Dance provides children with Down syndrome creative movement and ballet classes that foster mastery experiences.Photo: Bozeman Daily Chronicle
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Discover Dance engages students through elementary school residencies and magical in-theatre performances with live music free of charge.Photo: Arts Council of Big Sky

As we REIMAGINE together, please consider making a gift to Montana Ballet Company. Your donation of ANY AMOUNT WILL BE DOUBLED dollar for dollar up to $40,000 thanks to the generous underwriting of the MBC Board of Directors and Friends.

Our sincere thanks to our Act 3 Underwriter APRS Physical Therapy

ACT 2
MBC REIMAGINES through Excellence ~ ASPIRING TO BRILLIANCE and Inspiration ~ INVITING LEADERSHIP

MBC REIMAGINES, which will be brought to you in 7 Acts through the year's end, is our innovative path forward as we shape a dance world that is inclusive, accessible and healing. REIMAGINES Act 1 highlighted our core value of Innovation. Act 2 illustrates how our Bozeman community guides MBC's pursuit of Excellence and Inspiration in everything we do.

Our sincere thanks to our Act 2 Underwriter Millikan Consulting

Our highly acclaimed CONNECTIONS production brings the world’s finest dancers to Bozeman for an experience of classical ballet at the pinnacle of artistic excellence.

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George Balanchine's Apollo ~ Photo: Stars of American Ballet

MBC’s world premiere of The Little Mermaid harnessed the outstanding brilliance of our own Gallatin Valley artists. 

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The Little Mermaid, Choreography DeFanti & Score Stern ~ Photo: Stephanie Alton

Artistic and Executive Director Elizabeth DeFanti’s personal inheritance of a world-class artistic background guides her visionary leadership of Montana Ballet Company.

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Christine Hennessy & Winthrop Corey in Black Swan
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Elizabeth DeFanti & Olivier Munoz in Romeo and Juliet

MBC productions of Snow White and A Midsummer Night’s Dream invite renowned dancers and choreographers to work with our company creating inspirational performances.

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Winthrop Corey's Snow White ~ Photo: Tonya Lessley
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A Midsummer Night's Dream, choreography Hennessy & DeFanti ~ Photo: Lauren Brown

As we REIMAGINE together, please consider making a gift to Montana Ballet Company. Your donation of ANY AMOUNT WILL BE DOUBLED dollar for dollar up to $40,000 thanks to the generous underwriting of the MBC Board of Directors and Friends.

Act 3 will detail our upcoming 37th annual Nutcracker, a cherished holiday tradition we are proud to REIMAGINE for our devoted audiences in the Gallatin Valley and beyond.

ACT 1
MBC REIMAGINES through Innovation
~ Exploring possibilities

MBC Reimagines ACT 1
Exploration of safely distanced live performances embraced by our native Montana landscapephoto: Lauren Brown
MBC Online Academy
Creation of an Online Academy which live-streamed ballet classes to over 200 students in Montana and across the country
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In-person ballet training designed in conjunction with trusted medical experts and robust safety protocols
MBC Portable Stage
Design and construction of a new portable stage for outdoor training and performance opportunities

In upcoming Acts we look forward to sharing news, events and invitations to reimagine how the beauty and grace of Montana Ballet Company can support our collective well-being… including our beloved annual Nutcracker.

Please REIMAGINE with us by making a gift to Montana Ballet Company. And, thanks to the outstanding support of MBC’s Board of Directors and Friends, we are thrilled to launch our campaign with a generous match: your gift will be matched dollar for dollar up to $40,000.

Our sincere thanks to our Act 1 Underwriter and long-time supporter Miller’s Jewelry

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