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The strongest performances are built from within.

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.

Spring Showcase 2023

The Adventures of the Cipollino | May 20 & 21

MBSA is proud to announce the 2023 MBSA Spring Showcase: The Adventures of the Cipollino. Students in Pre-Ballet I through Academy II will soon begin spending a few minutes of each class preparing for the year-end student showcase.

Cipollino Family Guide as of April 17

Students enrolled in Creative Movement, Dance Along With Me, and Drop-In Division classes do not participate in the year-end showcase so no action is needed for these students, but we do encourage you to see one of the shows!

Updates about the show will be emailed throughout the spring to those participating and will also be in the bi-weekly My MBSA e-newsletters. Please plan to stay up to date on important information.

  • tickets on sale now

    All tickets are reserved seating and will be on sale through the South Milwaukee Performing Arts Center Box Office. Tickets are not available through Milwaukee Ballet, and student discounts do not apply.

    Tickets purchased before May 20 are $23 each for all attendees ages 3 and up. Children under 3 years of age are free, but a ticket is still required. Tickets purchased on May 20 or 21 will be $30 each. Save time and money by purchasing your tickets in advance!

    • Tickets are available online only starting at 10am on Monday, April 10 at
    • Tickets may be purchased via phone starting Tuesday, April 11. Call the SMPAC Box Office at (414) 766-5049. Box office hours are Monday-Friday from 10am-3pm.
    purchase tickets online
  • Cast T-shirts

    Kelly green colored spring showcase t-shirts are now available for online pre-ordering for $21 each with a small added convenience fee. The t-shirt order deadline is Monday, May 1 at midnight. Orders for t-shirts cannot be placed after this time.

    All pre-ordered t-shirts will feature student cast list names on the back. T-shirts will be created for each branch location, so plan to order the t-shirt for the branch where your student participates to ensure their name appears on the back. Academy Division and Boys Class cast names will also be included on branch t-shirts. All styles are unisex. See the youth t-shirt sizing here and adult t-shirt sizing here.

    Order the Baumgartner Center for Dance t-shirt.

    Order the Riverpoint Village t-shirt.

    Order the Towne Centre t-shirt.

  • program messages

    Send a special message in the performance program for your student. Each message is $25 through the Sign-Up Genius link below. The program message sign-up deadline in Monday, May 1 at midnight. Messages may be up to 50 words in length. Please type your program message exactly as you wish for it to be printed (include greeting, names, to and from, etc.).

    Purchase a Program Message
  • Family volunteers

    The showcase will not be a success without many family volunteers. New volunteers, please first apply through our online application portal.

    All Volunteers must be adults and may be asked to mask during volunteer shifts, depending on community and school COVID-19 caseloads.

    We hope you will give some of your time to make the show run as smoothly as possible by volunteering to assist the staff with keeping students organized. Complete volunteer details are below, and online sign-up links will be shared soon.

    Rehearsal Day Volunteers (May 16-18)

    • Up to 2 volunteers needed per class
    • Supervise students in the studio where they wait for their turn to dance
    • Assist students in putting on costume pieces (instructions will be provided)
    • At designated time, escort class to rehearsal studio
    • At the designated time, escort class from the rehearsal studio to the photo room, wait with them while they are photographed, escort the class back to the rehearsal studio
    • When they are done rehearsing & being photographed, escort students back to dressing room studio and assist in removing costume pieces
      Supervise the class until each child has been picked up by a parent

    Performance Day Volunteers (May 20 & 21)

    • 1-2 volunteers needed per class, as indicated in sign-up
    • Supervise students in dressing room studio where they wait for their turn to dance
    • Assist students in putting on costume pieces (instructions will be provided)
    • When directed by a staff member, escort class backstage and observe them dance from backstage
    • When students are done dancing, escort them back to dressing room studio and supervise them until bows
    • When directed by a staff member, escort class backstage for bows
    • After bows, return to dressing room and assist in removing costume pieces
    • Supervise the class until each child has been picked-up by a parent
    • Backstage supervisors do not need to purchase a ticket to the show; you will be backstage the full show time and will be able to see your student dance from side-stage.

    Volunteer Sign-Up Links

    Boys Class Volunteer Sign Up

    Baumgartner Center for Dance Volunteer Sign Up

    Riverpoint Village Volunteer Sign Up

    Towne Center Volunteer Sign Up

Ascend 2023

Milwaukee Ballet School & Academy is proud to present Ascend on Saturday, May 27 at 4:00pm. Our Pre-Professional Program students will debut a mix of classical and contemporary works in this spring showcase at our We Energies Performance Studio at the Baumgartner Center for Dance. Please help us spread the word of their exciting upcoming performance and invite your friends and family.

Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased online via the link below or by calling the Milwaukee Ballet Box Office at 414-902-2103. Box Office hours are 12:00pm to 6:00pm CT, Monday through Friday. Tickets are reserved seating at $20  per Main Floor seat or $15 per Balcony seat.

Photo Rachel Malehorn

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