The Minnesota Ballet’s mission, through its professional company and school, is to inspire a love and appreciation for dance, to advance the art of ballet, to increase access to the art form, and to use its resources to benefit the greater community.
Operational support for the Minnesota Ballet is made possible in part by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund. Operational funding is received from the National Endowment for the Arts, the McKnight Foundation, Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation, Miller-Dwan Foundation, Wildey Mitchell Family Foundation, and The Depot United Campaign. Minnesota Ballet is also generously supported by many businesses and individuals of our community.
This activity made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.
Equal opportunity to participate in and benefit from the programs of the Minnesota Ballet is provided to all individuals regardless of race, national origin, color, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, or disability in addmission, access, or employment.
Two Guest Artists Coming in AugustWhen the Minnesota Ballet company begins rehearsing August 18 to start the exciting 2014-15 season, it welcomes two guest artists. Lirena Branitski, School Principal of the Dance Institute [Minnesota Dance Theatre & the Dance Institute] in Minneapolis, will bring her direct link to Russian classical ballet technique when she teaches master classes for company and upper-level students August 18-22. Area professional dancers are also invited to take the master classes.
Jerri Kumery, Répétiteur with The George Balanchine Trust, and Curator of the Salvatore Aiello ballets, will set Balanchine’s Who Cares? and Aiello’s Clowns and Others on the company August 18-30. The two masterworks will star in the Ballet’s not-to-be-missed Triple Bill October 17-18 at DECC Symphony Hall.
September 6, 2014
Ballet Depot Studios, 506 W. Michigan St.
Free trial classes: no reservations needed.
No special dance clothes needed for the Sampler. Wear comfortable clothing.
See School Page, Class Info, for schedule of trial classes.
Black and White Ball
Friday, September 26
7 – 11 p.m.
Ballet’s Historic Grain Exchange Studio
The little ball with a whole lot of fun!
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