Believing in Our Dancers

Since 2001, Garden City Ballet has awarded more than $40,000 in scholarship money to Missoula dance students attending summer dance workshops across the country. In June 2011, GCB  sponsored an educational field trip to Seattle, WA, for young dancers to attend Pacific Northwest Ballet's Giselle. In February 2018, GCB sponsored a second trip with over 20 dancers to see PNB's Swan Lake. And, in 2014, 2015, and 2017, GCB hosted very successful summer dance workshops taught by Marie Barnett.


This summer, our "Audition Boot Camp" will be instructed by Ashley Hagler, who will again be dancing the role of Sugar Plum Fairy in GCB's 2018 The Nutcracker.


These opportunities not only educate and inspire our children, they create stronger bonds between dancers and families in our local dance community. 


2018 Scholarship Program

Congratulations to the following dancers who received a GCB scholarship for summer workshops:

Sophia Cowmey

Audrey Kurz

Sylvie Nelson

Grace Nolan

Lydia West


The following is a list of the companies where our dancers have trained:

  • American Ballet Theatre - New York, NY
  • American Ballet Theatre - Detroit, MI
  • American Academy of Ballet - New York, NY
  • Ballet Arts Academy - Missoula, MT
  • Ballet Idaho Academy - Boise, ID
  • Ballet Legacy Master Class Series - Bozeman, MT
  • Ballet Montana - Helena, MT
  • Ballet West - Salt Lake City, UT
  • Boston Ballet Summer Dance Lab - Boston, MA
  • Boston Ballet Summer Dance Program - Boston, MA
  • Boulder Jazz Dance Workshop - Boulder, CO
  • Broadway Dance Center Internship - New York, NY
  • Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet - Carlisle, PA
  • Classic Dance Academy - CO
  • Feat by Feet Intensive - MT
  • GOH Ballet Academy - Vancouver
  • Houston Ballet - Houston, TX
  • Lines Ballet - San Francisco, CA
  • Montana Ballet Company - Bozeman, MT
  • North Carolina School of the Arts - Winston Salem, NC
  • Pacific Artists Dance Center - Portland, OR
  • Pacific Northwest Ballet - Seattle, WA
  • Pittsburg Ballet Theatre - Pittsburgh, PA
  • Pointe Park University - Pittsburgh, PA
  • Saratoga Summer Dance Intensive (New York)
  • School of Nashville Ballet - Nashville, TX
  • School of Oregon Ballet - Portland, OR
  • Summer Dance Lab - Walla Walla, WA
  • The Portland Ballet - Portland, OR
  • The Rock - Philadelphia, PA
  • Universal Ballet Academy - Washington, D.C.
  • Vail Valley Summer Dance - CO
  • Washington Ballet Summer Intensive - Washington, D.C.