Celebrating 32 Years ...

Garden City Ballet (GCB) is the home of Missoula's very own production of The Nutcracker. We proudly offer this holiday tradition and are lucky to work with outstanding performers and their families, as well as exceptional teachers, choreographers and guest artists from across the region and country. GCB does not operate its own dance studio. Instead, we invite all dancers, regardless of studio affiliation, to audition for what has become a treasured community event! 


2017 Scholarship Program Now Open!

(Go to Scholarship Tab)


Raising Funds for the School Show

GCB has a proud tradition of holding a low-cost school performance for Missoula and surrounding area Kindergarten through 8th grade children who might not otherwise have exposure to classical ballet and the performing arts. To offset the cost of this Friday matinee performance, we reach out to our community and raise funds each year. GCB is grateful to our community who makes holiday dreams come true! (For more information, please visit our Fundraising page.)


Thank You 2016 Donors!


Choreographer’s Council  ($3000 - $4999)
Top Hat Lounge

Dancer’s Club  ($2000 - $2999)
Ballet Arts Academy (rehearsal studios* )
Southgate Mall

Principal  ($1000 - $1999)
Advanced Imaging
Doubletree by Hilton Hotel / Finn & Porter (lodging*)
Habitat Floral Studio (flowers*)
Northwest Plastic Surgery Associates, PLLC

Rococo Formal & Bridal Wear (tuxedos*)
Max & Betty Swanson Foundation

Soloist  ($500 - $999)
Advanced Technology Group
Alpine Physical Therapy

Alter Enterprise, LLC
Caffe Dolce
Children’s Dentistry of the Rockies
Dennehy Orthodontics
Drum Coffee
First Interstate Bank
First Security Bank
Julie Gardner, ERA Lambros Real Estate
Garlington, Lohn & Robinson
Good Food Store
Mismo Gymnastics
Missoula Bone & Joint
On Center Performing Arts
Lee Pielaet & Lori Stevens
Red Phone Solutions
Republic Services, Inc.

Matt Rosbarsky, Clark Fork Realty
St. Patrick Hospital (trucks for moving sets*)
Sussex School

Vemco, Inc.
John West, Attorney at Law
Western Montana Clinic

Corps de Ballet  ($100 - $499)


Natalie & Christian Baker

Boyle, Deveny & Meyer

Garden City Funeral Home
Deborah & Tod Gass
Nancy & Ron Kurz
Les Schwab Tire Centers
Missoula Textile Services
Montana Trout Outfitters
Morgenroth Music
Olsen Orthodontics
The Priske Family
Dexter Reh

Tess Rosbarsky
Show Tyme Academy
Sleep City (truck*)
Donna & George Sherwood
Bonnie & Chris Smith
Twin Cranes Dental Group

Barre  (up to $99)

Madeline and Anna Kurz

 Charlotte Nelson

Natalie Osborn

Norwest Bags
Pyramid Printing
Juston West

(*in kind donation)


Nutcracker Venue

Montana Theater

University of Montana Campus

Missoula, Montana


(CLICK HERE for map. The Montana Theater is right near the Adams Center, where 6th Ave ends on campus.)