Northwest Michigan Ballet Theatre

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!


The Nutcracker

​The Northwest Michigan Ballet Theatre will present The Nutcracker on December 8 at the Benzie Central High School Auditorium at 7pm.

This fine youth ballet company has thrilled Traverse City audiences with original full-length ballet productions for more than two decades. After years of introducing the public to lesser-known stories ranging from “The Legend of Knockgrafton” and “Deirdre: A Celtic Tale,” to original story ballets like “Scenes From A Park” and “Song of Wyoming,” artistic director Thomas Morrell has chosen to present this holiday favorite. The 19 core company members will be joined by more than 2 dozen younger dancers, adults and professional dancers to bring this Tchaikovsky classic to life. All new original costumes are being created by designer Donna Hood with elaborate sets constructed by parent volunteers led by John Rohl and set painter Amber Harker. NMBT has been recognized and awarded an operational grant from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts for the 2018-2019 season. We welcome you to join us for this debut performance and invite everyone to make the NMBT Nutcracker part of your annual holiday tradition.

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Our 2018 Downtown Traverse City Light Parade entry!  We had a great time lighting up the town!

In December of 2017 our company dancers took part in the first ever Downtown Traverse City Light Parade.  We had a fabulous time and plan to participate in years to come.


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Traverse City, MI 49686

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