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!


Tickets - On Sale Monday, October 22

See The Nutcracker - Tickets for details.


Raising Funds for the School Show (2018 Sold Out!)

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 500 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!

Advanced Imaging

Advanced Technology Group

Alpine Physical Therapy

Anonymous (3)

Michele Antonioli

Ballet Arts Academy*

Bitterroot Performing Arts Council

Jordan & Aric Burt

Caffe Dolce

Caras Property Management

Children's Dentistry of the Rockies

Dady Family

DeMarois Buick GMC Truck

Doubletree by Hilton*

Drum Coffee

Enlyten Spa/Float

Envision Eyecare

First Interstate Bank

First Security Bank

Flanagan Motors

Max & Betty Swanson Foundation

Exie France

Garden City Funeral Home

Julie Gardner Properties

Garlington, Lohn & Robinson

Talla Gass

Good Food Store

Karen and Larry Gookin

Granite Peak Orthodontics

Habitat Floral Studios*

Kasey Harbine

Angela Harrington

Hospice Care Foundation

International Heart Institute

Kenworthy Orthodontics

Khodor Family

Bob King - State Farm Insurance Agency

Knife River

Wanda Lamm

Les Schwab Tires

Penny Lilly

Logjam Presents

Mike's Copy Stop

Mismo Gymnastics

Missoula Bone and Joint

Missoula Community Foundation

Missoula Dental Arts

Missoula Gives

Missoula Pediatric Dentistry

Morgenroth Music

Charlotte Nelson

Nelson Family

Northwest Plastic Surgery

NorthWestern Energy

Olsen and Peters Dentistry

On Center Performing Arts

Payne West

PCI Electrical

Loreen Pettit

Poteet Construction

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

Rococo Formal and Bridal Wear*

Colleen and Matt Rosbarsky

Dr. Shelby Dentistry

Show Tyme Dance Academy

Southgate Mall

Stockman Bank

St. Patrick Hospital*

The Special K's

Carl Thornblade, MD, Allergist 

TrailWest Bank

John West - Attorney at Law

Juston West

Western Montana Clinic

(*in-kind donor)


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.