RESULTS OF YOUNG CHOREOGRAPHER

Young Choreographer

# 251 Manon Barry

# 100 Annabelle Thomas

# 129 Luna Fusco

# 214 Ruby Jenni

# 79 Pietro Vittoria

# 219 Piper Lestiko

# 4 Naomi Byrne

# 299 Isabela Lopes

# 91 Julia Lauany Duarte

# 81 Martina Nappi

# 52 Domsa Radu

# 9 Isaiah Kim

# 80 Floriana Apreda


ORDER OF TOMORROW

OPEN CATEGORY (SOLOS FIRST)

CONTEMPORARY CATEGORY (SOLOS FIRST)

BALLET CATEGORY (SOLOS FIRST)

YOUNG CHOREOGRAPHER

BALLET JUNIOR, SENIOR AND PROFESSIONAL SOLOS AND DUETS, SMALL GROUPS AND ENSEMBLES FROM WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY


BALLET JUNIOR, SENIOR AND PROFESSIONAL SOLOS AND DUETS, SMALL GROUPS AND ENSEMBLES FROM WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY

There will be a contemporary warm-up at 8am. At approximately 1:15pm there will be a Ballet Barre warm-up behind the stage. For anyone wanting a warm-up.

Ballet Juniors

# 10 Amara Duke

# 76 Paula Sabina Nunez Mendez

# 7 Julia Outmesguine

# 252 Isabella Cotrone

# 18 Emma Leach

# 89 Sophia de Mello

# 25 Moon Schulze

# 97 Jenna Renfield

Ballet Seniors

# 94 Paloma Ramirez

# 288 Jose Angel Vizcaino Rotes

# 15 Maddie Sager

# 91 Julia Lauany Duarte

# 58 Leonti Molinelli



Ballet Professionals 

# 82 Corinne De Bock

# 53 Eva Branco

# 289 Vania Andrea Sandoval Fernandez

Ballet Duets, Small Groups and Ensembles (Not in this Order)

# 330 Pizzicato

# 340 My Heart/Mi Corazon

# 335 Pas De Deux From La Fille Mal Gardée

# 332 Torn

# 333 Bzzzz

# 306 Dancing Lights

# 326 An Expression of Poetic Elegance

# 328 Danse Macabre

# 331 Noche Andaluz


CONTEMPORARY JUNIOR, SENIOR, PROFESSIONAL SOLOS AND DUETS, SMALL GROUPS AND ENSEMBLES FROM BOTH WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY

CONTEMPORARY JUNIOR, SENIOR, PROFESSIONAL SOLOS AND DUETS, SMALL GROUPS AND ENSEMBLES FROM BOTH WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY


JUNIOR SOLOS

# 18 Emma Leach

# 214 Ruby Jenni

# 10 Amara Duke

# 79 Pietro Vittoria

# 97 Jenna Renfield

# 38 Jaden Mooney


SENIOR SOLOS

# 94 Paloma Ramirez

# 71 Johana Gracia

# 15 Maddie Sager

# 91 Julia Lauany Duarte

# 86 Isabela Pismel

# 57 Callie Street



PROFESSIONAL SOLOS

# 54 Beatriz Graterol

# 52 Domsa Radu

# 53 Eva Branco

# 9 Isaiah Kim

# 83 Celine Armellin

# 11 Vanessa Cruz

# 85 Natascha Zini

# 82 Corinne De Bock

# 84 Emiliano Candiago

# 80 Floriana Apreda



DUETS, SMALL GROUPS, ENSEMBLES (THIS IS NOT THE ORDER)

# 303 If Clouds Know

# 322 Alie-nation

# 301 Beautiful

# 320 Pantophobia

# 323 Keep Breathing

# 302 Waiting Room

# 304 I Have a Voice

# 324 Atoms

# 326 Wave of Distortion





RESULTS OF THURSDAYS OPEN DANCE CHALLENGE

Results of the Open Junior, Senior, Professional Solos and Open Duets, Small Groups and Ensembles from both Wednesday and Thursday.


Open Category will start at 9:30am tomorrow. There is a contemporary warm-up class 8am-9am. Free Stage 9am-9:30am

Start with Open Solos in age division order than Groups.


This is NOT THE ORDER! The order will be posted at the theater.



JUNIOR OPEN SOLOS

# 90 Julia Vieira Bercial

# 87 Like Khunchukashvili

# 92 Taina Vieira


SENIOR OPEN SOLOS

# 288 Jose Angel Vizcaino Cortes

# 96 Chloe Zhong

# 94 Paloma Ramirez

# 91 Julia Lauany Duarte


PROFESSIONAL OPEN SOLOS

# 53 Eva Branco

# 12 Kasper The Saint

# 82 Corinne De Bock

# 6 Hanna Tewabe Amare

# 287 Milena Oganesyan

# 98 Melissa Hinz


DUETS, SMALL GROUPS AND ENSEMBLES (NOT IN THIS ORDER)

# 310 You Make Me Feel So Young

# 335 Alfia Avzalova Foundation Tatar Dancers

# 312 A Nana I Ka ulahea

# 318 Lost in the World

# 315 Cold

# 309 Caucasian Suite

# 317 Mountain Variations

# 316 Dance to the Beat of Your Drum


CONTEMPORARY AND BALLET WILL BE POSTED SOON!



Competitors going onto the Finals on Friday in Children & Student Age Divisions

Competitors going onto the Finals on Friday in Children & Student Age Divisions

RESULTS OF WEDNESDAY SOLOS IN OPEN, CONTEMPORARY AND BALLET

*OPEN, CONTEMPORARY, BALLET DUETS, SMALL GROUPS, ENSEMBLES AND THE YOUNG CHOREOGRAPHER RESULTS WILL BE ANNOUNCED THURSDAY NIGHT.

OPEN STUDENT SOLOS

#78 Maria Lopez

CONTEMPORARY CHILDREN SOLOS

#88 Relinda Kozol 


CONTEMPORARY STUDENT SOLOS

#100 Annabelle Thomas

#251 Manon Barry

BALLET CHILDREN SOLOS

#88 Relinda Kozol

#37 Audrey Domingo

BALLET STUDENT SOLOS

#78 Maria Lopez

#35 Sofia Jansen

#33 Adrienne Gonzalez

#73 Acela Valentina Olmedo Navarro

#75 Valeria Ines Zambrano Puildo

#74 Sofia Ruvalcaba


Announcing the BBB LA/Westchester Skechers Essay Contest!

BBB ESSAY CONTEST, LA, 2019

Cash Prizes!

Due August 5th, 2019!

Children, Student, Junior Essay Questions, no more than 500 words (@ 2 pages), no less than 200.

Senior & Professional Essay Question, no more than 750 words (@ 3 pages), no less than 250.


Please write your name, age, and country on the top of each page. 

Answer one of the following questions. Don’t be afraid to have fun.

  1. Spider-Man has his spider-powers (speed, durability, strength, stamina wall-crawling, and the special suit). Wonder Woman has her superpowers (superhuman strength, ability to glide through the air on currents of wind, enhanced senses, and special toys like bulletproof bracelets and the golden lasso of truth.) How is dance your superpower?

  2. How is dance a sport and what makes sports important?

  3. Write a conversation about dance that takes place between two different types of shoes. Example: your toe shoes can talk to your sneakers, or your high heels can talk to your toe shoes, or your ballet shoes can talk to your bare feet. Sandals can talk to your boots. Dress shoes can talk to slippers. Wellington boots can talk to flip-flops. Shoes can talk in any combination. What do your shoes have to say about dance?

  4. Write about a dance class that takes place in the distant future. Will you be able to print out an instructor on a 3D printer? Can you choose a teacher, alive or dead, press a button, and have Rudolf Nureyev, Alvin Ailey, or Patricia Wilde appear as a hologram? Maybe there will be dance shoes that let you fly. Don’t hesitate to use your imagination and what you know about science to jump ahead in time.



New Event: Creating your Signature Pose/The Body as the Brush

“Creating your Signature Pose/The Body as the Brush" with DAVID RUSSELL from OTIS COLLEGE OF ART & DESIGN and BBB Dancers. David's work explores the modernization of the L.A. infrastructure, the politics of art in public space, ethical strategies of community engagement and critical pedagogy.

5pm-7pm at the Sculpture Garden at Loyola Marymount University next to the Sacred Heart Chapel.

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BALLET BEYOND BORDERS ANNOUNCES LOS ANGELES PREMIERE DANCE CHALLENGE & FESTIVAL

Rocky Mountain Ballet Theatre Expands Multi-Cultural Dance Challenge, Festival & Diplomacy Exchange with New L.A. Partnership

(Missoula, Mont.) – Rocky Mountain Ballet Theatre announced today the Los Angeles/Westchester premiere of its signature Ballet Beyond Borders dance challenge, festival and diplomacy exchange. Ballet Beyond Borders will be held at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center August 7 – 10, 2019 with special performances scheduled at the Los Angeles International Airport as well as collaborations on the Loyola Marymount University campus.
 
“Due to heightened international interest and demand, we’re proud to bring the Montana-born Ballet Beyond Borders to Los Angeles which is a global hub for the exchange of artistry, dance and diplomacy. Dancers are natural diplomats and through Ballet Beyond Borders, dancers can elevate their artform and serve as a catalyst for promoting cooperation, easing conflict and creating mutual understanding,”said Rocky Mountain Ballet Theatre artistic director and Ballet Beyond Borders executive director, Charlene Campbell Carey.
 
Ballet Beyond Borders L.A./Westchester is sponsored with the generous support of the Drollinger Family Charitable Foundation.
 
About Ballet Beyond Borders
Originally launched at the Rocky Mountain Ballet Theatre headquarters in Missoula, Montana, Ballet Beyond Borders is a global festival that provides a cultural, educational and diplomatic exchange to further human understanding and spark vital communication. After growing exponentially since its inception and due to heightened interest in the global dance community, Ballet Beyond Borders is proud to expand the festival to offer a Los Angeles/Westchester premiere in 2019.
 
BBB is open to professional and amateur dancers and students from all around the world and offers daily workshops, unique performance experience, cultural programs and a diplomacy conference in addition to the competition. BBB presents classical ballet and all genres of dance from Folkloric and Native American cultures with indigenous nations of Africa and South America, hip-hop, tap and contemporary choreography.  
 
The BBB dance challenge will be held at the state-of-the-art Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center. The Master classes, special events, film screenings and “Cultural Diplomacy in a Changing World” conference will take place on the beautiful Loyola Marymount University campus.
 
BBB presents performers with an opportunity to leave their footprints on a global stage. Participants and guests are encouraged to embrace the fact that Ballet Beyond Borders is an OPEN land, with an OPEN heart and an OPEN dialogue. BBB is an inclusive society.
 
Prizes, Scholarships & Education: Prizes will include cash, scholarships, and awards to prestigious programs in the USA and abroad. In addition to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in every category, special recognition prizes will be awarded from the distinguished international jury panel. All amateurs, students, and professionals of all nationalities are eligible and encouraged to apply for the BBB dance challenge. Participants will also have the opportunity to express themselves and compete in an essay contest reflecting on the mission of Ballet Beyond Borders.
 
For registration information and official Ballet Beyond Borders Dance Challenge Rules & Regulations, visit http://www.rmbt.org/bbb-index.
 
 
Media Contact:
Kathy Weber-Bates 
406-698-3150
kathyweberbates@gmail.com

Announcing BBB Los Angeles/Westchester

February 26, 2019

SAVE THE DATE

August 7 – 10, 2019
Ballet Beyond Borders (BBB)

ROCKY MOUNTAIN BALLET THEATRE ANNOUNCES 5TH INTERNATIONAL GLOBAL CULTURAL EXCHANGE  & DANCE FESTIVAL  “ BALLET BEYOND BORDERS “

Dancers and VIP Jury Members from More than 25 Countries will Converge in Los Angeles/Westchester CA  August 7 – 10, 2019 

 

Rocky Mountain Ballet Theatre is proud to announce the Ballet Beyond Borders Festival is coming to Los Angeles/Westchester CA.  Ballet Beyond Borders (BBB) is a unique experience where the best and brightest young talents and the leadership of our global dance community meet to compete, share stories and discuss relevant topics that affect everyone.  BBB creates understanding between cultures and identifies our shared values. Participants come from the far corners of the earth.  BBB has launched hundreds of careers and presented new opportunities to dancers who might otherwise have had none. The BBB community includes dancers, scientists, visual artists, directors, films, choreographers, authors, academics and diplomats to meet in southern California to investigate their role in the arts and their responsibility to create effective communication, that promotes global understanding and to mentor the next generation of leaders in the dance arena.


BBB acknowledges with gratitude that we can bring this experience to Westchester & Los Angeles because of generous support from the Drollinger Family Foundation. The Ballet Beyond Borders International Dance Challenge and Diplomacy Conference will be free and open to the Westchester & Los Angeles public community. The only ticketed event is the grand finale Ballet Beyond Borders Gala on August 10, 2019 at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center. 

·         August 7 – 9 2019: International Dance Challenge: dancers from more than 25 countries compete at the Redondo Beach PAC.

·         9AM – 1 PM August 10, 2019: “CREATIVE CROSSROADS” Cultural Diplomacy in a Changing World” . Conference & Special Events at Loyola Marymount University.

·         6PM – August 10, 2019:  Ballet Beyond Borders Gala Finale Redondo Beach PAC.

 

For updated schedule and additional information on 2019 Ballet Beyond Borders events, visit

http://www.rmbt.org and click on “Ballet Beyond Borders.”

 

Winners from the BBB Essay Contest 2019

Children, Student, Junior age division:

  • 1st Place - Eilidh Sutherland

  • 2nd Place - Arianna Pazminno

  • 3rd Place - Piper Leistiko & Sophie Malcomson

Children, Student, Junior Foreign Language

  • 1st Place Agnese Piovesana

Honorable Mentions:

  • Manon Barry

  • Lyric Fernandes

  • Julian Graef

  • Luca Khomenko

Senior & Professional Age Division

  • 1st Place - Julia Lauany Duarte

  • 2nd Place - Domsa Radu

  • 3rd Place - Jacqsyn Dieziger & Lucy Sirrs

Honorable Mention

  • Kasper

Senior Foreign Language

  • 1st Place Emiliano Condiago

Honorable Mention

  • Giovanni Giordano

Winners from Ballet Beyond Borders 2019

Open Category Student Age Division

  • Silver- Alejandra Montes de Oca Gomez - Mexico

  • Bronze- Sofia Mortera-Castillejos - Mexico

Open Category Junior Age Division

  • Gold- Ana Wu - Canada - Sponsored by the Montana Club

  • Silver- Julian Graef-USA

  • Bronze- Tony Woodward-USA

Open Category Senior Age Division

  • Silver- Min Ji Seo - Korea

  • Silver - Julia Lauany Duarte - Sponsored by Alpine Physical Therapy

Open Category Professional Age Division

  • Gold - Melissa Hinz - USA

  • Silver - Kasper - USA

  • Bronze - Damon Berry - USA

  • Bronze - Albert Plant - USA

Open Small Groups

  • Silver - Dreams of Andalusian Horses - USA

  • Silver - You Make Me Feel So Young - USA

  • Bronze - I Have a Voice

Open Ensembles

  • Gold - Mi Gente - USA

  • Silver - RED - USA

  • Bronze - Anything Goes - USA

Contemporary Category Children Age Division

  • Gold - Tamara Arandia Montero - Mexico

Contemporary Category Student Age Division

  • Gold - Carolina Costa - Portugal

  • Gold - Lyric Fernandes - USA

  • Silver - Sophie Malcolmson - Canada

  • Bronze - Ava Heales - Canada

Contemporary Category Junior Age Division

  • Gold - Leann Reizer - Israel

  • Silver - Francisco Gomes - Portugal

  • Silver - Ashley Coupal - Canada

  • Bronze - Margarida Goncalves - Portugal

  • Bronze - Arianna Pazmino - Ecuador

Contemporary Category Senior Age Division

  • Gold - Isaiah Kim - USA

  • Silver - Yewon Kim - Korea

  • Bronze - Eunseo Oh - Korea

  • Bronze - Giulia Boscaratto - Italy

Contemporary Category Professional Age Division

  • Gold - Domsa Radu - Romania

  • Silver - Ashley DeGroot - USA

  • Bronze - Emiliano Candiago - Italy

Contemporary Duets

  • Gold - Noi, Uno - Italy

  • Silver - Oyster - Israel

Contemporary Ensemble

  • Gold - Aborted Greatness - Italy

  • Silver - The Last Minute - Italy

Ballet Children Solos

  • Gold - Tamara Arandia Montero - Mexico

Ballet Category Student Solos

  • Gold - Carolina Costa - Portugal

  • Silver - Sophie Malcomson - Canada

  • Bronze - Ava Heales - Canada

Ballet Category Junior Solos

  • Gold - Ashley Coupal - Canada

  • Gold - Francisco Gomes - Portugal

  • Silver - Margarida Goncalves - Portugal

  • Bronze - Selina Kao - USA

  • Arianna Pazmino - Ecuador

Ballet Category Senior Solos

  • Gold - Luke Westerman - USA

  • Silver - Yu Jin Nam - Korea

  • Bronze - Yewon Kim - Korea

  • Bronze - Eunseo Oh - Korea

  • Bronze - Hoelim Sohn - Korea

Ballet Category Professional Solos

  • Ashley DeGroot - USA

Ballet Small Group

  • Gold - Vivid Girls - Korea

  • Bronze - Snowfall - USA

Ballet Duet & Pas de Deux

  • Gold - Carolina Costa & Francisco Gomes - Portugal

  • Silver - Margarida Goncalves & Bernardo Costa - Portugal

  • Bronze - Donovan Jasper & Selina Kao - USA

  • Bronze - Giovanni Giordano & Marsha Kwan - Italy & Canada

Young Choreographer

  • Gold - Domsa Radu - Romania

  • Gold - Isaiah Kim - USA

  • Gold - Marialaura Leoni & Aurora Profili - Italy

  • Silver - Phoenix Banuelos - USA

  • Silver - Walter Barrera - USA

ROCKY MOUNTAIN BALLET THEATRE ANNOUNCES 4TH INTERNATIONAL DANCE FESTIVAL, "BALLET BEYOND BORDERS"

Dancers and VIP Jury Members From More Than 17 countries To Converge In Missoula January 9 - 12, 2019

(Missoula, Mont.) - Rocky Mountain Ballet Theatre is proud to announce it will be bringing Ballet Beyond Borders back to Missoula in January 2019. The Ballet Beyond Borders (BBB) experience is a unique combination of dance and diplomacy. This will be the fourth world-class international dance competition and diplomacy conference that RMBT has brought to Missoula with competitors hailing from more than 17 countries. Thanks to the generous support of the Washington Foundation and the Drollinger Family Foundation, the Ballet Beyond Borders International Dance Challenge will be free and open to the public. The only ticketed event as part of the festival will be the final Ballet Beyond Borders Gala on January 12, 2019 at the Dennison Theatre on the University of Montana campus. Ticket information HERE.
 
BBB has launched careers by offering opportunities to dancers who might otherwise have had none. BBB brings films, authors, dancers, academics, artists, guests, and diplomats into our wintery west. BBB strives to introduce the world to Missoula and Missoula to the world to increase mutual understanding and global harmony.
 
“Rocky Mountain Ballet Theatre’s mission is to give our dancers performance opportunities around the world, while also bringing the global community back to Montana. These cultural exchanges are crucial to both our understanding and our positive participation in the global community," said Charlene Campbell Carey, artistic director for Rocky Mountain Ballet Theatre and President of Ballet Beyond Borders.
 
2019 HIGHLIGHTS

  • NEW! Participants will have the opportunity to participate in the inaugural, “Ballet Beyond Borders Young Choreographer Competition.”

  • January 7 – 8, 2019: International artists teaching and performing in the Missoula Public Schools and in Arlee in the lead-up to the opening night!

  • January 9, 2019: “The Silk Road Leads to BBB in Missoula” opening night party and special performances from 6:30pm – 9pm at the MASC Studio. Open to the public.

  • January 9 – 11, 2019: International Dance Challenge: dancers from more than 17 countries to compete on the UM Campus. Schedule to be updated at: http://www.rmbt.org/bbb

  • January 10, 2019: Special Film Presentation, USA Premiere - “Revenge of the Worthless,”followed by question and answer session with fim producer and director Jamal ShahDirector General of the Pakistan National Council of the Arts Ministry of Information, Broadcasting, National History & Literary Heritage

  • 9AM – Noon January 12, 2019: BBB Diplomacy Conference, “Creative Crossroads: Cultural Diplomacy in a Changing World.” 

    • Reflections on China: Confucius Institute-sponsored performance and an intimate discussion regarding the continuity provided by the arts from the Cultural Revolution to current times. 

    • “There is room for everyone,” presentation with Ballet Beyond Borders 2018 Peace Prize Winner, Sophie Rebbecca 

    • “The Hidden Tears Project” Panel Discussion with choreographer and filmmaker Jordan Marinov. Stories of human trafficking and ongoing issues related to missing and murdered indigenous women. Ballet Beyond Borders performers, Kya Rae Dede Rose and Clarissa Charlie to be featured on panel.

  • 6PM January 12, 2019: Ballet Beyond Borders Gala, Dennison Theatre. Tickets available HERE.


MUST-SEE GLOBAL STARS!
Jorge Barani: Cuban principal dancer to star in Ballet Beyond Borders Gala
Patric Palkens: Boston Ballet principal dancer originally from Lewistown, Montana
 
Competitors registered as of December 18th, 2018 include some of the best talent in the world from the following nations:
 

  • KOREA - 8 Ballerinas from Seoul Art High School 

  • ISRAEL - Director Moran Barak of Unison Dance School & her dancers presenting Ohad Naharins spectacular choreography in the Contemporary category

  • GEORGIA REPUBLIC - Director of the National Company David Potskishvili & his daughter Miriam will be performing in all categories of BBB. 

  • CHINA - Classical, Contemporary & Choreography from the dancers and Directors of the Beijing Normal University  

  • BRAZIL – Julia Lauany Duarte, from Sao Paolo -  returning winner last year!

  • LOS ANGELES, CA: Kasper – hip hop artist from the Debbie Allen Studio.

  • LOS ANGELES, CA: Phoenix Banuelos, hip hop artist

  • ROMANIAN SUPERSTAR COUPLE – Radu Domsa and Alina Ciceo, former Ballet Beyond Borders champions

  • CANADA - many dancers from both The Goh Academy and Pro Arte Studios

  • VENICE ITALY – 9 dancers from the Dance City Studios

  • PAKISTAN NATIONAL ART TROUPE will be bringing drummers and a feature film with the director and producer, Sayed Jamal Shah, in attendance. Shah is the Director General of the Pakistan National Council of the Arts & Ministry of Information, Broadcasting, National History and Literary Heritage for the Government of Pakistan.

  • TATARSTAN, RUSSIA – as a direct result from the RMBT U.S. State Department tour this Fall, a group of ten performers and artistic leaders from Tatarstan, Russia will participate in Ballet Beyond Borders. The founders of the Kazan music and dance festival which hosted RMBT this Fall will be in attendance at BBB events in Missoula.

  • VERACRUZ MEXICO – 5 ballerinas and Director Daniela Orlo, The Esculela Cubana de Ballet de Veracruz 

  • NATIVE AMERICANS FROM THE SALISH KOOTENAI AND BLACKFEET NATIONS 

 
Additional performers from San Diego, San Francisco, Spokane, Chicago, Washington, D.C., Florida, Indiana and more than 40 artists from the state of Montana.
Photos available HERE.
 
THE BBB 2019 VIP JURY INCLUDES:
 
Caridad Martinez: National Ballet of Cuba prima ballerina and world-renowned master coach.
Chan Han Goh: Artistic director of The Goh Academy in Vancouver, Canada and former prima ballerina at The National Ballet of Canada
Charla Glenn: South African globally-recognized master coach to stars such as Michaela De Prince, Misty Copeland, American Ballet Theatre, Hong Kong Ballet, Alvin Ailey and Juilliard
Colleen O’Callaghan: former ballerina with the American Ballet Theatre Company and master teacher at ABT Summer Intensives
Greg Begley: former principal dancer & ballet master with Hubbard Street Dance Company in Chicago
Ming Yan Cui: former ballerina at the National Ballet of China, master teacher
Andile Ndlovu: principal dancer at the Washington Ballet, Ballet Beyond Borders gold medal winner from South Africa
Jordan Marinov: contemporary choreographer & director of “The Hidden Tears Project.”
Juliette Crump: former University of Montana Dance faculty and NEA dance panel member for more than 7 years
Enrique Manuel Perez Cancio Cantero: current ballet master and choreographer at the Annarella Sanchez Academy in Portugal
Louie Plant: champion Salish Kootenai Fancy Dancer
 
For updated schedule and additional information on 2019 Ballet Beyond Borders events, visit
http://www.rmbt.org and click on “Ballet Beyond Borders.”
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Revenge of the Worthless at the Roxy

FREE and open to the public at the Roxy Theater. Doors open at 7pm. Revenge of the Worthless - a film by Jamal Shah who is the Director General of the Pakistan National Council of the Arts. Conceived against the backdrop of the terrorism ridden Swat, the film narrates the true stories of a few individuals caught int he painful war market and the unprecedented handling of the horrific insurgency, the biggest exodus of population and their resettlement by the armed forces. Q & A to follow with the director Jamal Shah

BALLET BEYOND BORDERS 2019 ESSAY CONTEST!

All essays due by January 7th, 2019 10pm Mountain Time 

Please use the link below to upload your essay to dropbox. If you have issues using the link please contact us. Winners will be announced on January 12th, 2019.

https://www.dropbox.com/request/xI2MS8vl7mV5J0lXfxDA


Children, Student, Junior Essay Questions no more than 500 words

1. If you could create a dance for any character, who would it be and why? Feel  very free to choose any character you like — Here are some examples: Peter Rabbit, any character from Winnie the Pooh, Harry Potter, Peter Pan, Little Red Riding Hood, Alice in Wonderland, any character from The Wizard of Oz. And don’t forget the charters who aren’t so nice — The witch in the Wizard of Oz, the Wolf in Little Red Riding Hood. Plenty of villains in Harry Potter. And then there’s always Captain Hook.

Or,

2. Choose someone you admire in the world of dance. It can be a teacher, a friend, someone you’ve seen on stage or at the movies, someone you’ve read about, or anyone else you choose. Why do you admire them? What can you learn from them

Senior & Professional Essay Question no more than 750 words

According to the The American Civil Liberties Union website, censorship, the suppression of words, images, or ideas that are “offensive,” happens whenever some people succeed in imposing their personal, political, or moral values on others. Censorship can be carried out by the government as well as private pressure groups. In the United States, censorship by the government is unconstitutional. 


Please write about this issue by answering no less than two of the following questions:

1. How do you see your role in promoting artistic freedom?

2. What does the dance you are bringing to BBB communicate?

3. What is the role of metaphor in art, writing, and/or dance? 

4. Can you think of a time when what you wanted to express was suppressed by an outside source?

5. Can you give an example of censorship?

ROCKY MOUNTAIN BALLET THEATRE WILL PERFORM IN CHINA AND RUSSIA; 2019 BALLET BEYOND BORDERS ANNOUNCED

ROCKY MOUNTAIN BALLET THEATRE WILL PERFORM IN CHINA AND RUSSIA; 2019 BALLET BEYOND BORDERS ANNOUNCED

Performance at The Silk Road Arts Festival, Beijing Normal University, and First Alfia Avzalova Festival

(Missoula, MT.) - Rocky Mountain Ballet Theatre (RMBT) is going on the road again this fall to bring Montana to the world. This time to China and Russia.
 
CHINA (September 5-September 18, 2018): as part of a cultural exchange, our RMBT is on its way to the Silk Road Arts Festival in Xian – Shaanxi Province, China. This is the result of a relationship that started back in February of 2015 when RMBT hosted the Shaanxi Performing Arts Group. They traveled across the world to share the ancient art of shadow puppetry. Now, RMBT is taking Montana to them. Under the direction of artistic director Charlene Campbell Carey, RMBT’s Montana themed ballets offer the flavor of Montana. No RMBT cultural exchange would be complete without the participation of the Native Americans. Four championship dancers from the Salish-Kootenai and Blackfeet tribes will be participating. 
 
After the Silk Road Arts Festival, the group travels to Beijing to take their unique program to Chongqing’s Southwest University of Politics and Law and Beijing Normal University. These performances are sponsored in part by the Confucius Institute at the University of Montana under the direction of Suhan Chen.

RUSSIA (October 6,-October 26, 2018): RMBT has received a U.S. State Department grant to participate in the first Alfia Avzalova Festival in Kazan, Russia. RMBT was the only US arts group to be invited to perform at the festival. In addition to Montanathemed ballets and championship Native American dancers, this diplomatic,cultural tour will include renowned singer Suzanne Carey, a native Montana who now stings professionally in Vienna, Austria.
 

SAVE THE DATE
January 9-12, 2019
Ballet Beyond Borders (BBB)

Rocky Mountain Ballet Theatre is proud to announce it will be bringing Ballet Beyond Borders back to Missoula in January 2019. The Ballet Beyond Borders (BBB) experience is a unique combination of dance and diplomacy. This will be the fourth world-class international dance competition and diplomacy conference that RMBT has brought to Missoula. Participants come from all over the world to perform, exchange ideas, make new friendships, and cement old ones. BBB has launched careers by offering opportunities to dancers who might otherwise have had none. BBB brings films, authors, dancers, academics, artists, guests, and diplomats into our wintery west. BBB strives to introduce the world to Missoula and Missoula to the world to increase mutual understanding and global harmony.
 
“Rocky Mountain Ballet Theatre’s mission is to give our dancers performance opportunities around the world, while also bringing the global community back to Montana. These cultural exchanges are crucial to both our understanding and our positive participation in the global community.” Charlene Campbell Carey, artistic director for Rocky Mountain Ballet Theatre and President of Ballet Beyond Borders.

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Media Contacts:
Kathy Weber
406-698-3150
kathyweberbates@gmail.com

Charlene Campbell Carey
406-370-0564
rockymountainballet@mail.com

Winners of BBB

Congratulations to the dancers and groups who received gold, silver and bronze at BBB 2018

 

Open Category:

Children solos: 

  • Silver:  Sofia Motera, Valeria Zambrano

 

Junior Solos:

  • Silver:  Crystal Priske
  • Bronze:  Julia Duarte

 

Senior Solos:

  • Gold:  Isaiah Kim
  • Silver:  Nashalymar Ramirez

 

Professional Solos:

  • Gold:  Eva Branco
  • Gold:  Kasper Horton
  • Silver:  Robert Parot Jr
  • Bronze:  Rodney Firststrike

Duets:

  • Gold:  Melissa Hinz & Ikolo Griffin
  • Silver:  Panagiaota, Peggy Bousounis & Joseph Penaloza
  • Bronze:  Melissa Hinz & Jesssi Trauth

Small Groups:

  • Gold:  Centro de Artes Escenicas – Panama  La Espina
  • Silver:  Ballet Arts Academy   Reset

Ensembles:

  • Silver:  Rocky Mountain Ballet Theatre  Tangos con Bastones

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Contemporary Category:

Children Solos:

  • Gold:  Tamara Arandia Montero

 

Student Solo:

  • Gold:  Alessandra Rubini
  • Silver:  Dimitri Govertsen-Donaldson
  • Bronze:  Luca Khomenko
  • Bronze:  Andrea Ortega Delfin

Junior Solo:

  • Gold:  Ruby Jenni
  • Silver:  Sophia Makarenko
  • Bronze:  Ricardo Forbes

Senior Solo:

  • Gold:  Jose Garrido
  • Silver:  Eduardo Neves
  • Bronze:  Celine Armellin

Professional Solo:

  • Gold:  Radu Domsa
  • Silver:  Eva Brando
  • Bronze:  Emiliano Candiago

Duets:

  • Gold:  Celine Armellin & Emiliano Candiago
  • Silver:  Aline Ciceo & Radu Domsa
  • Bronze:  Eva Branco & Eduardo Neves

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Ballet Category:

Children Solo:

  • Gold:  Sophia Reid-Gantzert
  • Silver:  Tamara Arandia Montero
  • Bronze:  Sofia Ruvalcaba

Student Solo:

  • Gold:  Maria Fernanda Pardo
  • Silver:  Monica Sanchez
  • Silver:  Selina Kao
  • Bronze:  Andrea Ortega Delfin

 

Junior Solo:

  • Gold:  Paloma Ramirez Azambuja
  • Silver:  Ricardo Forbes
  • Bronze:  Donovan Jasper

 

Senior Solo:

  • Gold:  Joshua Kiesel
  • Gold:  Nikolia Mamalakis
  • Gold:  Eunji Kim
  • Silver:  Lope Lim
  • Silver:  SeoHui Kong

Professional Solo:

  • Gold:  Eva Branco
  • Silver:  Katy Clay

Groups:

  • Gold: Seoul Arts High School   -  Nori
  • Silver:  Rocky Mountain Ballet Theatre   The Engelmann Spruce & her Dazzling Compaians
  • Bronze:  Doris Topete    Baikal

 

Pas de Deux:

  • Silver:  Sophia Makarenko & Cassia Slager
  • Bronze:  Ava Tooke & Annabelle Thomas

 

GRAND PRIX:  Solieh Samudio & Melissa Gaona Zapata