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Meaning: What we see onstage is the result of countless hours of toil, sweat, failure and resilience. It is only by becoming a stronger person on the inside that we get to the seemingly effortless level of confidence exuded by our students.
This is as true in life as it is in dance.
Family Guide, as of September 23
The Nutcracker Calendar as of Nov 11
The change from previous calendars is to Geese & Angel rehearsal on November 16 and Angel rehearsal on November 17. No other changes at this time.
Schedule details for Thursday, December 5
Photo Details, December 11-12
Milwaukee Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker involves 163 children. A production this big requires amazing assistance from generous parent volunteers. We hope you will consider giving your time to be a crucial part of this production. Please sign up for only one of each opportunity available for your student dancer until November 4. Starting November 4, you are welcome to select as many additional opportunities as you wish.
NEW: Please email this fill-able form/volunteer application to Renee Griswold, prior to signing up to volunteer. This application will be valid for up to one year.
Please direct any volunteering questions to Alyx Johnson, except regarding your volunteer application as noted above.
Each cast member requires a 15-minute costume fitting with the Wardrobe Team at the Baumgartner Center for Dance during the weeks designated for their role. Students must come dressed in ballet class attire for their fitting. Parents or others accompanying the student must remain and wait in BCD lounge areas during the fitting.
It’s Christmas Eve, and a sleeping Marie dreams of a journey to a magical land – a land filled with toys and elves playing and working happily! See Santa and Miss Santa dance with the reindeer before they leave the land of magic to bring joy to children all around the world. Meet Marie, Santa and Miss Santa, the Dream fairy, the Curious Mouse, the Toy Soldier, Santa’s Elves, Reindeer and more!
Saturday, November 23 | 3pm | Schauer Center for the Arts | 147 N Rural St, Hartford
Sunday, November 24 | 3pm (sold-out) & 5pm (new show) | Milwaukee Ballet Baumgartner Center for Dance | 128 N Jackson St, Milwaukee
The Giant’s Garden is a production by MBSA Director, Rolando Yanes, based on the story The Selfish Giant, a story of a garden that can only thrive on the joy and delight of children.
All students in Pre-Ballet I through Academy II are encouraged to participate in the annual student showcase. Additional details will be posted during the school year, as they become available.
May 26-28 | Mandatory Dress Rehearsals during after school/evening hours
May 29-31 | Performances
Milwaukee Ballet’s production of Peter Pan will have a small student cast. Students in Ballet V and up who are between 4’9″ and 5’2″ will be eligible to audition. Audition, rehearsal and performance information will be available in the spring.