Bellingham, WA—Houston Ballet, America’s fourth-largest ballet company, is bringing its 2016 Season Tour to Mount Baker Theatre on Sat, Apr 1st for a 7:30pm performance. Access to world-class ballet performances and classes normally have both price and geographic barriers to attendance that MBT aims to mitigate through outreach efforts associated with this performance.
Family Access: Youth tickets are just $10 in any section with purchase of at least one accompanying adult ticket. The lowest unobstructed ticket price for the top 10 ballet companies in America is usually around $40, with tickets often running over $100 each because of the cost of the elaborate productions and the training and upkeep of company members. Our sponsors and non-profit mission allow us to subsidize this discount.
Artist Access: A free post-show talk-back with company members is aimed at our young audience members. Dancers can ask working professionals what it is like to train and tour on that level–access normally only found within the walls of big companies in big cities.
Student Access: Houston Ballet Academy Director Vicki Attard is leading two master classes March 31. We are taking our talented guest out into the community with two classes for regional intermediate/advanced ballet students: 9am at WWU (ages 16+), or 5:30pm at Presence Studio – Downtown Bellingham, (ages 12+). Classes are $15.
Geographic Access: Bringing this world-class touring show to downtown Bellingham where residents enjoy free evening parking and our familiar theatre setting is part of our mission as Bellingham’s local hub for live performing arts.
Call 360-734-6080 for tickets to event or classes, or for more information
2016-2017 Season Sponsor is Saturna Capital. Show sponsor is Liza Gossett.
The Mount Baker Theatre, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization supporting the performing arts, receives support from a Tourism Facilities Grant from the City of Bellingham.