Montgomery Ballet was featured on WSFA to promote our upcoming performance of Messiah at Alabama Shakespeare Festival on March 17th and 19th! Find out more about what you can expect at this year’s Messiah and get the inside scoop on our Summer Camp program and next year’s ballet school faculty:
MONTGOMERY, ALABAMA – For Immediate Release (March 2, 2016) – Montgomery Ballet is proud to announce its performance of Messiah March 17 and 19, 2016 on the Festival Stage at Alabama Shakespeare Festival in Montgomery, Alabama. Founded in 1958, Montgomery Ballet is the only professional dance company in the city of Montgomery and is one of three in the state of Alabama.
Choreographed by Co-Artistic Director Joseph Villalobos, this original production will feature Montgomery Ballet School students and professional company, as well as Co-Artistic Director Laura Villalobos and members of the community. Set to Handel’s lush music and featuring sets and costumes by Seay Earehart, the ballet is to tell the story of the Messiah in conjunction with Easter. This marks only the third time in the Montgomery Ballet’s history that the company will perform on the Festival Stage at ASF.
Public performances will be offered on Thursday March 17 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday March 19th at 2:00pm Tickets range from $20-$50 and are available via the Alabama Shakespeare Festival website.
Montgomery Ballet’s 2016 performance of Messiah is made possible through generous donations from Commercial Properties, Inc, City of Montgomery, Wind Creek Hospitality, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama the Caring Foundation, Hyundai, SMI Advertising, Inc, and MSB New Media.
Tickets are available online by visiting the Alabama Shakespeare Festival box office at www.asf.net or by calling 334-271-5353. For more information and press inquiries, email firstname.lastname@example.org or Sarah Ellen Thompson at (334) 409-0522.
Download the full press release here.
For more than 50 years, Montgomery Ballet School has provided top quality instruction for thousands of students, beginner through professional levels. The Montgomery Ballet 2016 Summer Intensive Program is designed for students who aspire to a career in dance. Montgomery Ballet is recognized for the quality of our work, our strong, classically trained dancers, and our variety of styles ranging from classical to contemporary ballet.
2016 Summer Intensive Program: An Inside Look into Life as a Company Dancer
Montgomery Ballet’s Summer Intensive Program focuses on ballet, and also offers a wide variety of classes in other dance forms including Jazz, Modern, Variations and Partnering. Our 2016 Summer Intensive program begins on July 11, 2016 and concludes on July 29, 2016. The program is designed for those who desire the best training available and to offer serious dancers insight into life as a professional dancer.
Performance Opportunity With Montgomery Ballet Company
Summer Intensive Program participants will perform alongside Montgomery Ballet’s professional Company in our Performance on the Green at Alabama Shakespeare Festival on July 29, 2016.
About Our 2016 Summer Intensive Faculty
Joseph and Laura Villalobos, Co-Artistic Directors of Montgomery Ballet, lead the outstanding faculty. The teachers work with each dancer and focus on their individual technical progress.
2016 Summer Intensive Audition Locations, Dates, & Times
Montgomery, Alabama: February 20, 2016
2101 Eastern Blvd. Ste. 223 Montgomery , AL 36117
- Youth Dancers ages 12-15 (Summer Intensive Only): 10:00am -11:45am
- Dancers ages 16 & up (Summer Intensive & Company): 12:00pm – 2:00pm
San Antonio, Texas: February 27, 2016
1202 E. Sonterra Blvd. Ste 609, San Antonio, TX 78258
- Youth Dancers ages 12-15 (Summer Intensive Only): 12:30pm -2:00pm
- Dancers ages 16 & up (Summer Intensive & Company): 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Audition fees are $20. If you are unable to make our auditions in Montgomery, Alabama or San Antonio, Texas, please email email@example.com to schedule your audition date.
2016 Summer Intensive Program Tuition
Tuition for our Summer Intensive program is $350 per week. If you enroll in all three weeks, tuition is $900.
Tentative Class Schedule (Monday – Friday)
- 10:00-11:30 Class
- 11:30-12:30 Pointe/Partnerin
- 12:30-1:00 Lunch
- 1:00-2:00 Modern/Contemporary/Jazz
- 2:00-3:30 Rehearsal
- 3:45-5:00 Rehearsal
Montgomery Ballet is holding a Musical Theater Workshop with Thaddeus Morris on February 12th through 14th, 2016. Dancers ages 8 and older are welcome to register. The registration deadline is February 10, 2016. .
The workshop is $100. Discounts are available for Montgomery Ballet students and early enrollment. Early enrollment ends on February 5, 2016.
The workshop will be held at Montgomery Ballet studios located at 2101 Eastern Boulevard, Suite 223, Montgomery, Alabama 36117.
Musical Workshop Schedule at Montgomery Ballet
Friday, February 12, 2016 – 5:00pm-7:00pm
- Audition Workshop: Learn how to stand out at your next audition.
- Choreography: Students will be cast in their roles for our Sunday showcase and begin learning choreography.
Saturday, February 13, 2016- 12:00pm – 4:00pm
- Students will continue to learn their role and choreography for the Sunday showcase.
Sunday, February 14, 2016- 1:00pm-3:00pm
- Final rehearsal for the showcase
- Performance showcase, 3:30pm-4:oopm (parents welcome to attend)
About Our Guest Instructor, Thaddeus Morris
Thaddeus Morris, a graduate of Belhaven University with a BFA in Musical Theater, is from San Antonio, Texas. His latest theatrical appearances include the portrayals of Cain and Japeth in Children of Eden. Other professional performances include Guest Artist appearances in The Nutcracker with Mejia Ballet International, Snow White with San Antonio Metropolitan Ballet, as well as work with Twin City Ballet in Louisiana. Thaddeus has experience in a variety of roles; his roles in productions range from Jesus in Godspell to Damis in Tartuffe, as well as various roles in Curtains, Ice Island, The Drunkard, Henry V and Into the Woods. Thaddeus is also involved in other aspects of production, such as lighting, sound design and set construction, making him quite the well-rounded performer. Thaddeus would like to thank the Montgomery Ballet for this opportunity to teach and share his talents and knowledge with the next generation.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 334-409-0522 for more information.
Montgomery Ballet is excited to announce auditions for our March 2016 performance of Messiah will be Saturday January 30, 2016 at Montgomery Ballet studios located at 2101 Eastern Boulevard, Suite 223, Montgomery AL, 36117.
Audition times and dates are as follows:
- Ages 6-9 12:00 pm to 12:30 pm
- Ages 10-12 12:45 pm to 1:15 pm
- Ages 13 & up 1:30 pm to 2:00 pm
If you need further information call 334-409-0522 or email email@example.com.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MONTGOMERY, Alabama (November 11, 2015) – Montgomery Ballet is proud to announce its 40th Anniversary performance of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker December 11-13 at Troy University’s Davis Theatre in Downtown Montgomery, Alabama. Founded in 1958, Montgomery Ballet is the only professional dance company in the city of Montgomery and is one of two in the state of Alabama.
This year’s Nutcracker performance will serve as a homecoming celebration of sorts for Montgomery Ballet. Montgomery Ballet alumni (2008-12) Joey and Laura Villalobos returned as Co-Artistic and School Directors in the summer of 2015 and are choreographing this year’s production. Abigail Morwood (née Maruna), soloist with Cincinnati Ballet and alumna of Montgomery Ballet School will join Montgomery Ballet for two of its four public performances.
“We are so honored to have Abigail Morwood join Montgomery Ballet on stage for our 40th anniversary performance. To have a student go out into the world and succeed and then return home and share her gift with her hometown is really something quite special,” says Montgomery Ballet Member of the Board Dottye Hannan.
As part of its continuing designation as the official performing dance company of the City of Montgomery, The Montgomery Ballet is offering a Linking Education and the Arts Program (LEAP) School Performance on Friday, December 11 at 10:00 a.m. In honor of Veteran’s Day and as a gesture of appreciation to Montgomery’s military community, Montgomery Ballet will provide 250 complimentary tickets for military veterans, service members, and their families. Schools and other qualified groups are encouraged to reserve tickets by contacting Montgomery Ballet via telephone or email.
Public performances will be offered on Friday, December 11 at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, December 12 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and conclude on Sunday, December 13 at 2:00 p.m. Tickets for The Nutcracker vary in price from $15 to $30. Sugarplum Fairy Parties will be hosted on Saturday and Sunday immediately following the 2:00 p.m. performances. Tickets are $10. Montgomery Ballet is offering discounted tickets for members of the military, students, and senior citizens. To purchase tickets, visit www.montgomeryballet.org or call the Montgomery Ballet at (334) 409-0522.
Montgomery Ballet’s 2015 performance of The Nutcracker is made possible through generous donations from Commercial Properties, Inc, City of Montgomery, Wind Creek Hospitality, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama the Caring Foundation, Hyundai, Dirt Road Photography, Merrill Lynch, and Service 1st Bank.
Established in 1958, Montgomery Ballet is the oldest arts organization in the City of Montgomery and the only professional ballet company in Central Alabama. Visit www.montgomeryballet.org or call (334) 409-0522 for more information about the Montgomery Ballet.
Montgomery Ballet is excited to announce that tickets are on sale now for our 40th Annual Performance of The Nutcracker December 11-13, 2015 at Troy University’s Davis Theatre in Downtown Montgomery, Alabama.
Performance Dates and Times for Montgomery Ballet’s The Nutcracker
Performances of The Nutcracker on Friday, December 11
LEAP Performance: 10:00 am Special morning performance for schools. Reservations required. Click here for more information.
Opening Night Performance: Doors at 6:45 PM, Show at 7:30 PM
Performances of The Nutcracker on Saturday, December 12
Matinee Performance: Doors at 1:15 PM, Show at 2:00 PM
Saturday Sugar Plum Fairy Party (additional ticket required): 3:30pm
Evening Performance: Doors at 6:45 PM, Show at 7:30 PM
Performances of The Nutcracker on Sunday December 13
Matinee Performance: Doors at 1:15 PM, Show at 2:00 PM
Sunday Sugar Plum Fairy Party (additional ticket required): 3:30pm
Ticket Prices to Montgomery Ballet’s 40th Annual Performance of The Nutcracker:
Adult Orchestra Center: $30.00
Adult Orchestra Side: $25.00
Child/Student/Senior/Military Orchestra Center: $25.00
Child/Student/Senior/Military Orchestra Side: $20.00
Adult Balcony: $20.00
Child/Student/Senior/Military Balcony: $15.00
Balcony Center: $30.00
Child/Student/Senior/Military Balcony Center: $25.00
If you have any questions, contact us at 334-409-0522 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Montgomery Ballet would like to extend an invitation to all Alabama teachers and educators to join us for our a special L.E.A.P. performance of The Nutcracker!
On Friday, December 11, 2015 at 10:00am Montgomery Ballet is offering deeply discounted tickets to schools, students, and youth groups interested in attending our 40th Anniversary production of The Nutcracker!
Tickets to The Nutcracker are $7 per person and are available on a first come, first served basis. You will receive one complimentary ticket for every 20 paid tickets.
Schools must plan to arrive no later than 9:45am on December 11, 2015 at the Davis Theater in Montgomery, Alabama in order to be seated for the performance.
If you are interested in purchasing tickets for your school you can do one of the following:
- Print our ticket order form here and return with payment via mail no later than November 10, 2015.
- Email us at email@example.com to reserve and pay for your tickets
- Call us at 334-409-0522 to speak with our Managing Director to place your order.
We encourage you to share the program with any educators, colleagues, homeschool groups, or parents who might have interest in attending!
Montgomery Ballet invites all of Montgomery to join us at our annual Ballet & the Beasts performance on Friday, September 25, 2015 at the Montgomery Zoo! Ballet and the Beasts is a wonderful, free family-friendly event you don’t want to miss! Picnic baskets and chairs are welcome. Gates open at 6:00pm and the performance begins at dusk.
For more information visit the Montgomery Zoo website by clicking here or call 334-240-4900.
Montgomery Ballet is excited to announce audition dates for our 40th Anniversary performance of The Nutcracker. Open auditions will be held at Montgomery Ballet, 2101 Eastern Blvd. Ste. 223, Montgomery, Alabama 36117 on September 26th during the following times:
Montgomery Ballet Nutcracker Audition times for Saturday September 26, 2015:
- Dancers ages 6-9: 11:45am-12:15pm
- Dancers ages 10-14: 12:15pm-12:45pm
- Dancers ages 14+: 12:45pm-1:45pm
Audition fees are $10 per dancer. Please contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone at (334) 409-0522 if you have any questions.