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 just four weeks ago. Thanks to your generous support, donations of over $15,000 were doubled with our dollar for dollar match. To date, REIMAGINES has raised $30,000 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 and 2 highlighted our core values of Innovation, Excellence and Inspiration.

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

Our sincere thanks to our Act 3 Underwriter APRS Physical Therapy

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New Share the Dance & Dinner energizes our collective efforts to assist our Gallatin Valley residents experiencing food insecurity.
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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

MBC’s annual Nutcracker further embodies artistic integrity and inclusion. One of the largest artistic collaborations in the region brings together the diverse talents of over 100 individual choreographers, dancers, musicians, and costume, set and lighting designers.

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

This year, MBC's Nutcracker REIMAGINED 2020 is a complimentary virtual event for our community. Celebrate with us on December 5th as we continue our beloved 37-year holiday tradition. Please click below for more information and to secure your online access.

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

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 just two weeks ago. Thanks to your generous support, donations of over $10,000 were doubled with our dollar for dollar match. To date, REIMAGINES has raised $20,000 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 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.

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

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

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’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

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

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

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.

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