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.
2015 – 2016 Performing Season Sponsor:
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 admission, access, or employment.
Student Spring Performance
Ballet VI and VII levels will perform as etherial winged creatures in excerpts from the grandly grandly romantic La Sylphide and as corps de ballet members in excerpts from the spirited Spanish ballet Paquita.
The performance showcases student progress over the year in works choreographed by class teachers for Pre-Ballet and Ballet I–VII levels, Creative Dance for children with developmental challenges, and Athletic Dance for Young Men. From the Teen/Adult Division, the ballet, modern, jazz, and tap classes will perform.
Free Trial Classes
June 11, 2016
Ballet’s Depot Studios
506 W. Michigan St.
The schedule for sampler classes only:
10:30 – 11:00 Creative Movement—Ages 3-5
11:00 – 11:30 Pre-Ballet—Ages 6–7
11:30 – 12:00 Ballet Technique—Ages 8–10
12:00 – 12:30 Ballet Technique—Ages 11–Adult
12:30 – 1:00 Beginning Tap—Ages 10+
1:00 – 1:30 Jazz—Ages 12–Adult
1:30 – 2:00 Modern—Ages 12–Adult
It’s great chance for children, teens, and adults to try a free class or two and for ballet students new to the school to be placed at the most appropriate level.
No need to wear special dance wear for the Sampler; come in comfortable clothing.
Information: Call the Ballet, 218-529-3742
Tickets for the School of the Minnesota Ballet’s student performance, Friday, May 13 at 7:00 are now on sale in the Ballet office, on Ticketmaster and at the DECC Box office. $14 for adults and $7 for students/children. Please call 529-3742 for more information.