TWIN CITIES BALLET OF MINNESOTA: INNOVATIVE. VISIONARY. EXCEPTIONAL.
Twin Cities Ballet is an innovative ballet company, creating original full-length story ballets and exceptional educational opportunities that enhance the vitality of our Twin Cities community.
Unique in Minnesota, TCB creates story ballets inspired by or based upon familiar classic tales. These ballets include Wizard of Oz -The Ballet; Cinderella 1944: A Love Story, set in England during WWII; Beauty & the Beast, with an original musical score written for the production; and the world premiere in May, 2015 of Narnia: The Ballet, based on The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis.
TCB's original flagship production, The Nutcracker, the first and only Nutcracker ballet produced south of the Minnesota River, has become one of the most-attended holiday events in the Twin Cities. This cherished holiday classic was given a fresh new twist in 2015, becoming A Minnesota Nutcracker, adding local settings and flare while retaining all the familiar traditions and magic loved by so many. A Minnesota Nutcracker is enhanced by all new custom designed and painted Minnesota-centric backdrops, and named by MPR as one of the 12 Essential Holiday Season Events. Dancers perform to the iconic Tchaikovsky music, highlighted with backdrops depicting historic Rice Park and Summit Avenue in Saint Paul, the snowy banks of the Mississippi River in Minneapolis, to a magnificent palace of the Sugar Plum Fairy.
TCB also sponsors and collaborates in educational and interactive programs, scholarship awards, and artistic events with other artists and community organizations. Its professionals and audiences are provided memorable artistic opportunities that enrich their lives.
Give to the Max Day 2017
TCB’s 2017-18 Season is full of exciting artistic work. Not only do we have the return of A Minnesota Nutcracker and Beauty & the Beast, but TCB is also excited to announce the World Premiere of its all-new original full length Rock Ballet to Pink Floyd’s The Wall, with live music by the band Run Like Hell and costume and set painting by renowned Chicano Artist Jimmy Longoria. This groundbreaking event––a Minnesota first––features an incredible collaboration of local artists all based in the Twin Cities: choreographers, dancers, painter, and musicians.
This year, Give to the Max Day’s funds will help offset the production costs for The Wall. This includes costuming, props, set design and construction, as well as our collaboration with local artists. This is the next step in keeping Twin Cities Ballet on pointe!
Double your Donation!
The Twin Cities Ballet Board of Directors will match the first $7500 of all Give to the Max Donations!