The Nutcracker - December 15 & 16




Professional Guest Artists

& Raison D'etre Dance Project


Saturday, December 15 4:30 p.m.

Sunday, December 16 2:00 p.m.

Willson Auditorium, Bozeman

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Welcome To Yellowstone Ballet Company!

YBC is a classical Montana ballet company founded by Kathleen Rakela who began teaching ballet in Livingston in 1987 and incorporated the non-profit performing company in 1990 to give area dancers performance opportunities.

YBC is supported by donations, grants, ticket sales and the hard work of many volunteers. Through partial funding from the Montana Cultural Trust we have staged the classics: Swan Lake, La Fille Mal Gardee, Cinderella, Giselle and The Nutcracker, and produced original ballets: Hiawatha, Hansel & Gretel ~ with a Twist, Romeo & Juliet of the Rockies, Elves & the Shoemaker, The Little Mermaid and Pinocchio.

Dancers from Russia, Cuba, Mexico, Germany, Canada and France have enhanced our productions in principal roles, including those from some of the finest ballet companies: Bolshoi Ballet, Kirov Ballet, Boston Ballet, Colorado Ballet, Stuttgart Ballet, Moscow Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet,  Houston Ballet, Cincinnati Ballet, and the Paris Opera Ballet.

Area dancers can train at their individual studios and perform in company productions through an open audition process. Ballet backers and volunteers are welcome and appreciated!

For handicap accessibility questions please email: or phone 406-222-0430.

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