We as a company have performance opportunities that are available with the Northwest Michigan Ballet Theatre. The theatre gives us and you a great chance to expose the live ballet-theatre environment to theatre new comers, and theatre lovers of all ages. Our auditions for the Ballet Theatre are open to all intermediate and advanced level students ages 9-18. This non-profit company performs an annual full-length ballet production as well as holding an elementary school outreach-touring program.
One of our goals is for each of our talented students to feel comfortable and at home with us at all times. We want each student to have the choice to grow in whichever way they choose to, and be proud of their efforts and progress. Along with these goals, we want the students that decide to build a career to have a great foundation behind them, and for us to be a part of that foundation. If what we do as a company, team, and family is an interest to you or a passion of yours, we welcome you to come join us
Magical Gala Boosts Youth Ballet
The Northwest Michigan Ballet Theatre presents the second annual Gala en Pointe benefit event: A Magical Faery Garden. This enchanting event will be held on Saturday, October 7, from 6-10 p.m. at the Bluewater Hall in Traverse City. Festivities will include a social hour and silent auction as well as delicious appetizers and local wines, beer and cider.
Members of the non-profit youth ballet company will also share exclusive excerpts from their 2017-2018 season’s production of “A Midsummer Night’s Faery Tale.” Attendees will have a chance to meet with these talented and dedicated dancers, who will be in full faery make up and costumes.
The evening will also include a short ballroom dance lesson followed by an open dance with live music performed by Judy Harrison & ReBooted. Kristin Lowe of TV 7&4 News will serve as master of ceremonies during the evening. Local food and beverage sponsors include The Cook’s House, Tandem Ciders, Big Little Wines, Short’s Brewing Company, Right Brain Brewery, Loma Farm, Black Star Farms, Morsels, 9 Bean Rows and Burritt’s Fresh Market.
The Northwest Michigan Ballet Theatre is a non-profit youth ballet company of more than 20 dancers based in Traverse City. The purpose of the company is to offer education, technical training and performance opportunities to talented young dancers while introducing the community to original ballet productions. The company also presents formal and informal dance concerts and elementary school outreach-touring programs. The full production of “A Midsummer Night’s Faery Tale” will be performed for two shows on February 3, 2018, at the Milliken Auditorium. This original ballet was created, choreographed and directed by company artistic director, Thomas Morrell.
Tickets for Gala en Pointe: A Magical Faery Garden are $25 per person and available via www.mynorthtickets.com and by calling 800-836-0717. Full tables may be reserved for $200 each by calling 929-2787.
For more information about the Northwest Michigan Ballet Theatre please call 231.929.2787