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May 20th: Urban Expedition—France

May 20th: Rummage & Bake Sale

Urban Expedition: France
May 20th 1-3pm at Landmark Center

This year, Urban Expedition celebrates France on Sunday, May 20th from 1 – 3 pm. The Alliance Française presents you with a variety of activities and entertainment for the afternoon. Crêpes from Meritage will be available for purchase. There will also be a cider tasting from Panache.

From the stage, Philippe Gallandat will serenade audiences with traditional French songs, followed by dance performances from both the Saint Paul Ballet students and Afoutayi Haitian Dance Troupe. Local accordionists Dan Newton and Mark Stillman will each make appearances. Other activities include a petting zoo, a display of vintage French fashion. There will also be booths from Twin Cities French and francophone cultural organizations.

Along with music, crafts, and food, each Urban Expedition features language lessons. Stop at the Alliance’s table to learn or review French expressions for children and adults alike. So, venez nombreux and everyone can brush up on their French!

More information at

This event is free and open to the public!

May 20th, 9am-2:30pm

655 Fairview Avenue N., St. Paul. Just 3 blocks north of the Greenline Fairview Ave. stop. Plenty of free parking.

We are taking donations through Saturday, May 20th. Please bring your gently used items including household, clothing, sports equipment, etc. Also, put your baking skills to work and donate a treat to sell!

All proceeds go toward scholarships for students in need for classes at St. Paul Ballet and Element Gym.

Do you know a child or teen who loves moving but may not have the resources to take classes? Please let them know about St. Paul Ballet and Element Gym. And support our scholarships with a donation or a purchase at our Rummage & Bake Sale.

Hope to see you there!

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 Thank you Sunrise Banks! In March you raised $450 to support SPB

For the entire month of March, Sunrise Banks contributed donations from their coffee bar to St Paul Ballet. Stop in the Como Avenue location and have a cup of Joe to support community causes!

Thank you, Sunrise customers!



Saturday, May 19th 12-8pm

Come support St. Paul Ballet as we participate in Minnesota Mobile Market at Art-A-Whirl today in NE Minneapolis!

We will be at Sociable Cider Werks from 12-8pm, so stop by to see excerpts from Bella Luna (in collaboration with Handsome Cycles) and Carmen. We will also have a table set up with more information about us, as well as some games and prizes!


Northrop Presents: Houston Ballet Master Class April 6

Join Houston Ballet for a Master Class in Ballet Technique, led by one of Houston Ballet’s company dancers. All intermediate to advanced classical ballet dancers aged 15 and older are welcome at this FREE event hosted at St. Paul Ballet. Reservations required.

Reserve your spot at the barre!


Joseph Morrissey Master Class March 23

Joseph Morrissey is the Director of Dance at Interlochen Center for the Arts after serving as Director of Artistic Planning and Touring for The Hong Kong Ballet. He has danced with the Bavarian State Ballet in Munich, Germany; Charleston Ballet Theatre; and Boston Ballet II. Morrissey holds a Master of Arts in Performing Arts Administration from New York University and a Bachelor of Science in Classical Ballet from The Jacob’s School of Music at Indiana University. He is a graduate of The Harid Conservatory and has furthered his classical ballet training at summer programs including the Royal Ballet School in London and the Houston Ballet Academy.

Morrissey has twice been invited to choreograph for the Stuttgart Ballet’s Noverre Society and was later selected to participate in the New York Choreographic Institute, where he worked with dancers at the School of American Ballet and musicians at The Juilliard School. In 2017 Morrissey was invited to participate in Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet’s ChoreoPlan and his work has been presented with Roberto Bolle and Friends from American Ballet Theatre throughout Italy and Sicily. Morrissey has also choreographed for the Festival Ballet d’Adriatico held in Ascoli Piceno, Italy and the Inside / Out performance series presented by The School of Ballet at Jacob’s Pillow, a program of which he is a two-time alumnus.

From 2012-2013, Morrissey was the Director of CORPS, a pre-professional classical ballet-training program for high school students affiliated with the Portland School of Ballet in Maine. He has been a guest instructor for Ballet Prejlocaj and Spellbound Contemporary Ballet and completed the Vaganova Methodology Seminar held at the Vaganova Ballet Academy in St. Petersburg, Russia. In 2015 Morrissey was selected to participate in the Dance/USA Institute for Leadership Training sponsored by the American Express Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Morrissey currently sits on the jury for the Riga International Choreographic Competition held annually in Riga, Latvia.

SPB is thrilled to bring our community this opportunity.


FREE Screening of the Performance of The Art of Boxing — The Sport of Ballet at the James J Hill Center
Monday, February 26, 2018  6:30-9:00pm

The Art of Boxing – The Sport of Ballet, a FREE screening of the October 14, 2017 performance at the beautiful James J Hill Center. Complimentary drinks and snacks will be served at and the screening will begin at 7:00pm. You’ll see special documentary shorts created by students from the High School for Recording Arts under the direction of local film maker Maribeth Romslo as well as the full video of the performance from October 14th.

Stay after the screening for a Talk Back with the St. Paul Ballet Company Artists and Professional Boxers of Element Gym as well a chance to get discounted tickets to see the show in person on April 15 at the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts.

James J Hill Center 
80 West 4th Street, Saint Paul, MN 55102

Please enter enter the library up the staircase on the left side of the front of the building, closest to Market Street

Thank you to the James J Hill Center for supporting St. Paul Ballet and Element Gym in this event.



OShaughnessy 2018

OH+ with the Minnesota Orchestra: January 11-14

Orchestra Hall Plus (OH+) is our name for all pre- and post-concert extras that add to your concert experience. Join us during the Tchaikovsky Marathon to explore the composer’s life and work through concert previews, art exhibits, performances, and more!

Complete your Tchaikovsky Marathon experience with dance. Join the company and school of St. Paul Ballet for a peek into Tchaikovsky divertissements from “Swan Lake” and “The Nutcracker”!

Thu Jan 11: SPB Company
10-10:45am / Target Atrium

Fri Jan 12: SPB Upper Level School
7-7:45pm / Target Atrium

Sat Jan 13: SPB Upper Level School
7-7:45pm / Target Atrium

Sun Jan 14: SPB Company
1-1:45pm / Target Atrium

Excerpts from Clara’s Dream with the East Metro Symphony Orchestra: December 17

A Holiday Fête: Celebrating the Joy of the Season

Sunday, December 17, 2017 at 2:00 pm
East Ridge High School, 4200 Pioneer Dr, Woodbury, MN 55129

Tickets available at the door or may be purchased online on the EMSO website:
Follow the menu on the top of the page for UPCOMING CONCERT.
Adults $15, seniors $10, under age 18 $1. Bring the whole family!

Featuring excerpts from Clara’s Dream performed by students of the School of St. Paul Ballet with professional company dancer Michelle Ludwig as “Clara.”

Joining EMSO in the celebration will be students of the School of St. Paul Ballet, performing excerpts from Clara’s Dream, a ballet set to music from Tchaikovsky’s holiday classic, The Nutcracker. The performance will star professional company dancer Michelle Ludwig as “Clara,” who will be accompanied by student dancers ranging from upper elementary to high school age. “We are thrilled to give our ballet students the rare opportunity to perform with a full symphony orchestra,” says Laura C.C. Greenwell, director of the School of St. Paul Ballet. “Having worked with EMSO in years past, I know this experience will enrich our students and delight our audience.”

The program will be rounded out with holiday musical classics including an audience sing-a-long. A meet-and-greet with orchestra members and student dancer along with refreshments and treats will immediately follow the performance. “Whether you enjoy classic ballet, familiar holiday music, or an old-fashioned sing along, this joyful program has something for everyone,” notes Elizabeth Prielozny Barnes, EMSO music director and conductor. “The relaxed and inviting nature of EMSO programs means that this holiday classic will appeal to all, perfect for a special family gathering!”

Clara’s Dream Tour to WI: December 15-16

Friday, December 15, 2017 at 7:30p.m.  and  Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 11:00a.m. These performances are sold out.

Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts, 205 Main Street East, Menomonie, WI 54751

Bookfair: Saturday, November 25

Join us at Barnes & Noble in Roseville on Saturday, Nov. 25th for excerpts from Clara’s Dream from 12 to 1pm!

A chance for some family fun, the St. Paul Ballet Bookfair a the Roseville Barnes & Noble will be sure to put some pep in your step after all that turkey on Thursday!

This is a fundraiser which means up to 20% of all purchases made this day (or online through November 30th with code 12193199) with be donated to St. Paul Ballet from Barnes & Noble! Be sure to mention you’d like to support the ballet as you check out.

Open Rehearsal: Sunday, November 26

Join us for some behind the scenes magic during our Open Rehearsal: Clara’s Dream from The Nutcracker this weekend on Sunday Noon-3:00pm. FREE – all are welcome!

Ample FREE parking at our studios 655 Fairview Avenue N., St. Paul 55104.


Get moving and celebrate Give to the Max Day with the vibrant and eclectic Twin Cities dance community. Alternative Motion Project presents Move to the MAX featuring Alternative Motion Project, Flying Foot Forum, Kaleena Miller Dance and St. Paul Ballet as they combine forces for an exciting and exclusive event. Enjoy compelling performances by each company and mingle with the artists for a post-show reception. Join us for the Great Minnesota Give Together to support these companies’ great work.

Give to the Max Day – Thursday, November 16th
Performance & Post-Show Reception 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Check-in starting at 6:00pm
Doors open at 6:15pm

The TEK Box
528 Hennepin Ave – 2nd Floor
Minneapolis, MN 55403

Entry to the event requires a 100% tax-deductible donation to at least one of the performing companies on Give to the Max Day.

Donations can be to any participating organization on-site or prior to the event got Give to the Max Day (proof of donation required).

Reservations may be made prior to the event HERE, but proof of donation will be required upon arrival.

Suggested minimum donation $25 per person.