About Our Auction
AUCTION ENDING EXTENDED TO 12/13. NEW ITEMS ADDED!
Dance- this word means so much to so many. At MBT we have kept the opportunity to dance, and all the benefits of its artistic expression, within reach for our community.
Despite the global pandemic and economic downturn we continue to stand behind our commitment of providing cultural enrichment to Montgomery County, in-person AND virtually. We truly embody our current mantra of being #flexible!
The COVID-19 crisis is greatly affecting arts organizations throughout the nation and MBT is not immune to those impacts. Our vision is to be a distinguished dance academy in the DC Metro area and a leader in promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in dance education, creating a lifetime connection to the arts for our students and the community. We need your help to maintain our vision.
We cannot express our thanks enough for our supportive community. When we asked for your help early on in the pandemic, you answered. Now, eight months later, we are asking our community again – will you please consider a gift to ensure MBT continues to meet its mission in serving the community?
MBT’s Board of Directors is launching the MBT Recovery Campaign during the Giving Tuesday (December 1, 2020) season. Please consider a tax-deductible donation on this day or during the year-end holiday season.
Supporting the Recovery Campaign is easy!
Go to https://mbtdance.org/recover/ to support MBT's mission of providing arts opportunities for all through exceptional dance education, community outreach and inspiring performances.
About Metropolitan Ballet Theatre & Acedemy
Founded in 1989, Metropolitan Ballet Theatre and Academy is a nonprofit organization committed to inspiring students to dance by providing structured training while giving each dancer the opportunity to experiment with their own creativity. MBT is also committed to bring arts education to the community with performances and outreach programming.
MBT offers professional instruction in a nurturing environment to all who are interested, regardless of technical ability, age, body type, previous experience, future aspirations, or financial means. Many students enjoy taking dance classes and performing while pursuing other interests; and some are intent on dance careers and have spent their summers studying with the American Ballet Theatre, Boston Ballet, Nashville Ballet, Joffrey Ballet, Kansas City Ballet, The Rock School, Pacific Northwest Ballet, School of American Ballet, Carolina Ballet, and others. Many of our graduates have majored in dance at schools such as the University of Cincinnati, Radford University, Indiana University, and have been accepted into pre-professional companies such as Boston Ballet.
MBT trains dancers in ballet, jazz, modern, tap, and hip hop through The Academy with dance studios in Gaithersburg and Clarksburg, Maryland, and gives academy students the opportunity to perform in professional ballet performances alongside professional artists.