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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.
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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 admission, access, or employment.

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Student Summer Showcase – July 28, 2017


Free Outdoor Presentation
Friday, July 28
Noon
Duluth Public Library Plaza

Across from The Depot
Spend lunch hour with upper-level students of the School of the Minnesota Ballet as they demonstrate dance styles from ballet to Broadway. Choreography class students perform their own works-in-progress. Highlighting the presentation will be a ballet work by Igor Burlak, faculty member at the Boston Ballet School, and a Latin jazz work by guest teacher Marco Carreon, dance faculty member at California State University Dominguez Hills.

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Student Summer Showcase, July 28

Free Outdoor Presentation
Friday, July 28
Noon
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, character (European folk dance), musical theater dance, and their own works in progress created during the choreography class. Highlighting the presentation will be special works by two guest teacher/choreographers.

Guest Choreographers

Special Works by Guest Teachers/Choreographers
Igor Burlak
, who studied at the School of American Ballet, is a faculty member at the Boston Ballet School and former member of such companies as the Minnesota Ballet. His visit is funded in part by the John T. and Elizabeth C. Adams Arts Fund of the Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation.

Marco Carreon, dance faculty member at California State University Dominguez Hills, directs its resident dance company MOSAIC. In March he taught in the North-Central Region American Dance Association Conference, held at UMD.

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