Twin Cities Ballet of Minnesota


Twin Cities Ballet is an innovative ballet company, creating original full-length story ballets and exceptional educational opportunities that enhances the vitality of our Twin Cities community.

Unique to 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 Nutracker, 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.  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 2016

TCB’s 2016-17 Season is not only full of exciting artistic work but much needed infrastructure to better support the dancers, families, audiences, volunteers and dance community. TCB’s growth in programs has led to an increased need for administration, in the areas of organizational management and fundraising support. This year, Give to the Max Day’s funds will be designated to support a new role within the TCB Staff- Managing Director. This position will assist in creating more structure within operations and financial reporting as well as play a large role in grant writing and individual and corporate donor relations. This is the next step in keeping Twin Cities Ballet on pointe!


Because your support is important to us, TCB's Board of Directors agreed to Match up to $5,000 with any donations we received through Give to the Max Day; and we are thrilled to announce that we exceeded our goal!  The over $5,000 raised by our generous Give to the friends and supporters has enabled us to receive the matching gift, bringing our total to over $11,000 this month. THANK YOU ALL!

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