Storm Damage Update:
The Minnesota Ballet office space is closed. We are working on creating a temporary office space across the street. Our phone (218) 529-3742 is being forwarded. We can still work through email. We should have internet in our new office space by Tuesday afternoon.
FRIDAY’S STUDENT PERFORMANCE will still take place at the downtown library at noon.
Summer School Class schedule change because of Grain Exchange studio being closed:
Ballet IIs move to Depot studio II regular time 10-11:00
Ballet IVs year 1 move to Depot studio 1 regular time 9-11:00
Level I move to Playhouse space regular time 11-1:30
Additional information regarding address/room number/directions needed
Level II move to Depot studio I regular time 11-1:30
Regular afternoon classes at the Depot for Contemporary Ballet and Choreography
The building that houses the Minnesota Ballet had the roof collapse from the storm last Thursday. A large chimney fell directly into the room that we used as costume storage. The entire building is closed for structural damage. At this time, we do not know when the building will be open to the public again.
We will continue to post new information.
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.
Friday, July 29
Duluth Public Library Plaza
Spend lunch hour with upper-level students of the School of the Minnesota Ballet as they demonstrate styles of dance from ballet to jazz to tap. Choreography class students perform their own works-in-progress. Highlighting the presentation will be a special work for highest-level students by guest master teacher/choreographer Mario Nugara, artistic director of the City of Angels Ballet in Los Angeles and the California Riverside Ballet.
Friday, July 29, 2016
Duluth Public Library Plaza
Across from the Depot
The School of the Minnesota Ballet showcases its upper-level students as they demonstrate ballet, modern, jazz, tap, musical theater dance. Choreography class students perform their own works-in-progress.
Free public performance.
Information: Call the Ballet, 218-529-3742
Special Work by Guest Master Teacher/
Choreographer Mario Nugara
Highlighting the Student Summer Presentation will be a special work for highest-level students by Mario Nugara, artistic director of the City of Angels Ballet in Los Angeles and the California Riverside Ballet. Mr. Nugara trained at Balanchine’s School of American Ballet and danced with the New York City Ballet, Boston Ballet, Texas Ballet Theater, He holds a BFA and MFA from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. He was selected as a Fulbright Scholar in 1991, the first ballet dancer awarded that honor, to Copenhagen, Denmark, in conjunction with the Royal Danish Ballet and the University of Copenhagen.