NUTCRACKER MINNEAPOLIS METROPOLITAN BALLET
ABOUT METROPOLITAN BALLET
THE METROPOLITAN BALLET A Twin Cities organization founded in 2002 by Artistic Director/Producer Erik Sanborn with a mission of uniting the communities of dance, music and theater in staging high impact works in the performing art of dance with an emphasis on accessibility, diversity and affordability. The company's inaugural production of Prokofiev's Ballet Romeo and Juliet was a rave sellout in 2004. Audiences were once again enthralled with A Classic Gala at the PANTAGES in 2005, which included a celebrity cast and live music. Dracula, A Ballet of Passion Life and Death premiered featuring the choreography of local artists. The 2006-2007 full season at The State Theatre also included Romeo & Juliet, Agnes DeMilles RODEO and A Midsummer Nights Dream. Metropolitan has also performed Carmen by Alberto Alonso, an annual Nutcracker in collaboration with The Kenwood Symphony Orchestra since 2007, a new Dracula set to a new score, Amadeus the Ballet, The Ballet Russes Festival, Le Corsaire, Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake, Don Quixote and several classic galas including Chopiniana, Spectre de la Rose, The Dying Swan, The Fairy Dolls, Esmarelda and several contemporary works.