Preserving Missoula's Nutcracker for our Children and Community...


In Our 34th Season!

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!


Congratulations to the 2018 Cast!

See The Nutcracker - Cast.


Raising Funds for the School Show

GCB has a proud tradition of funding a school performance (K - 8th grade) for Missoula and surrounding area children who might not otherwise have exposure to classical ballet and the performing arts. To offset the cost of providing a free show for kids, we reach out to our community and raise funds each year. GCB is grateful to our donors who make holiday dreams come true! (For more information, please visit our Fundraising page.)


Thank You to our Growing List of 2018 Donors!

Anonymous (3)

Michele Antonioli

Jordan & Aric Burt

Dady Family

Nelson Family

Talla Gass

Karen and Larry Gookin

Kasey Harbine

Angela Harrington

Max & Betty Swanson Foundation

Missoula Community Foundation

NorthWestern Energy

Reep, Bell, Laird & Jasper, P.C.

The Special K's


Nutcracker Photo Gallery

GCB has posted production photos from 2016 and 2017. The gallery is password-protected. If you are part of the Nutcracker family (current or alumni), please contact ( for a link and password to the gallery. Digital, high-resolution downloads are available for purchase. Past production years will be added as well, dating back to 2011.