The Ugly Duckling

Mid Columbia Ballet created The Ugly Duckling to help teach children about the effects of bullying and the importance of respecting all kinds of people, no matter how different they seem to be from us. The Mid-Columbia Ballet (MCB) Junior Company performs this ballet each Spring for local elementary schools. Choreographed by Ashley Walton, this 20 minute production with a cast of 10 is not just great entertainment; it also demonstrates the importance of kindness and respect while celebrating our diversities. The performance is followed by a question and answer period.

Target Audience and Scope

Grades K-5; 20 minutes + Q & A period


By arrangement on Tuesdays or Wednesdays, beginning after spring break and continuing until the end of the school year.


$75.00 per performance per school

Contact Information

To arrange for your school's special performance, please contact Gaye Wutzke at the Mid-Columbia Ballet office at either 946-5417 or

Study Guide