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The Northwest Ballet Company was formed in 1980 for the purpose of producing high-quality, classical ballet dancers. The requirements are demanding and a high level of discipline and technical maturity is expected. Students of the Northwest Ballet School must audition each year for acceptance into the Company.
The Northwest Ballet Company hosts and performs twice a year in the annual productions of "The Nutcracker" and a spring show production. We have educated the Flathead Valley audience who have come to expect a level of ballet that is polished and characteristic of a pre-professional company.
Our spring productions are dedicated to presenting new choreography, various story ballets and contemporary works. Our repertoire includes "Sleeping Beauty," "Cinderella," "Coppélia," "Phantom of the Opera," "Alice in Wonderland," "Pas de Quatre," and "A Midsummer Night's Dream."
We have a large wardrobe of costumes to provide for all performances, continually managed and maintained by two talented and passionate Company Wardrobe Mistresses. The Northwest Ballet Company has roots deep within this community that will continue for years to come.
~Corps de Ballet~
Cecilia (CC) Cornish
Morgan Sego - Ballet West Academy
Abby Cockrell - North Carolina School of the Arts
Leslie Green - Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre Pre-Professional
Paige Allison - Headwaters Dance Company
Amy Fulton - University of Utah Dance
Larissa Marceau - Boston Conservatory
Malachi Squires - Fort Worth/Dallas Ballet
Gina Johnson - Meh-Tropolis Dance Company
Yohana Weaver - Nebraska Modern Dance Company
Marisa Brewer Roth - Lake Erie Ballet Company
Wendy Maurer - Pacific Northwest Ballet
Seana McGarvey - Joseph Holmes Company
Kari Morehouse - The Ballet Company of Spokane
Northwest Ballet Company members attend Montana Dance Arts Association (MDAA) workshops that are hosted in various cities around Montana. Workshops are held every spring and fall. Master guest instructors from the United States and Canada are invited to teach classes in Ballet, Tap, Jazz and Modern technique. Company members enhance their dance education at these workshops and many receive summer scholarships to prestigious dance programs. Past scholarships awarded include Summer Dance Labs, Hartford, Pacific Northwest Ballet and Gus Giordano, to mention a few. The Northwest Ballet School & Company has been a member of MDAA for almost 40 years. Faculty of the Northwest Ballet are frequently on the voluntary MDAA Board of Directors. Students from the Northwest Ballet School are also consistently accepted into the University of Montana's dance program to continue their dance education.
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