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. GCB hosts very successful "Audition Boot Camps" every summer as well, to prepare dancers for Nutcracker auditions.


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


Congratulations to our 2019 Scholarship Recipients!

GCB awarded a total of $1865 to the following dancers who applied for a scholarship to study this summer:

  • Oscar Duffield - Oregon Ballet Theater School
  • Eva Joy Erickson - Showtyme Jazz/Contemporary Intensive
  • Olivia Farnes - NYCDA Nationals
  • Cate Gibbons - Ballet Arts Academy and Showtyme (summer ballet intensives)
  • Audrey Kurz - GCB Nutcracker Audition Boot Camp
  • Sylvie Nelson - Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet
  • Lydia West - GCB Nutcracker Audition Boot Camp


2019 Scholarship Program - now closed

CLICK HERE for application and instructions.


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 Austin - TX
  • 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
  • Garden City Ballet's Nutcracker Audition Boot Camp - 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
  • NYCDA Nationals - NY
  • 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 - NY
  • School of Nashville Ballet - Nashville, TX
  • School of Oregon Ballet - Portland, OR
  • Showtyme Academy - MT
  • Summer Dance Lab - Walla Walla, WA
  • The Portland Ballet - Portland, OR
  • The Rock - Philadelphia, PA
  • The Washington School of Ballet - Washington, D.C.
  • Universal Ballet Academy - Washington, D.C.
  • Vail Valley Summer Dance Intensive - CO