Submitted by: Mount Baker Theatre

Houston Ballet, America’s fourth-largest ballet company, is coming to Mount Baker Theatre on Sat, Apr 1 for a 7:30 p.m. performance of its season tour. Access to world-class ballet performances and classes normally have both price and geographic barriers to attendance that MBT aims to mitigate through outreach efforts associated with this performance.

To truly appreciate ballet, a viewer must notice the strength and effort it takes to make the dance look effortless. Photo courtesy: Mount Baker Theatre.

Family Access: Youth tickets are just $10 in any section with purchase of at least one accompanying adult ticket. The lowest unobstructed ticket price for the top 10 ballet companies in America is usually around $40, with tickets often running over $100 each because of the cost of the elaborate productions and the training and upkeep of company members. Our sponsors and non-profit mission allow us to subsidize this discount.

Artist Access: A free post-show talk-back with company members is aimed at our young audience members. Dancers can ask working professionals what it is like to train and tour on that level – access normally only found within the walls of big companies in big cities.

Student Access: Houston Ballet Academy Director Vicki Attard is leading two master classes March 31. We are taking our talented guest out into the community with two classes for regional intermediate/advanced ballet students: 9 a.m. at WWU (ages 16+) or 5:30 p.m. at Presence Studio in Downtown Bellingham (ages 12+).  Classes are $15.

Geographic Access:  Bringing this world-class touring show to downtown Bellingham where residents enjoy free evening parking and our familiar theater setting is part of our mission as Bellingham’s local hub for live performing arts.

Written by: Amy Guerra, MBT Marketing Director

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