Mid-Columbia Ballet thanks Columbia Center Rotary, Gesa Credit Union, HAPO, and TC Credit Union for providing the funding needed to create new backdrops for our Nutcracker producton. After 24 years of use, our weary backdrops were in need of a facelift. Thanks to original set designer, Greg Elder, and the Scenic Design Shop in Seattle, MCB's 47th annual production of The Nutcracker opened on December 9 with stunning new backdrops providing the ambiance for our Snow Scene and the Land of the Sweets.
The Mid-Columbia Ballet (MCB) was incorporated in 1973 with the mission to foster and advance the art of ballet in its various forms. Although best known for their annual traditional holiday performances of
Mid-Columbia Ballet was delighted to once again be able to hold our Garden Party Fundraising Event after a 2 year hiatus due to the pandemic. We had 150 guests attending and making their donations to provide over $35,000 in revenue from this event. Thank you to the Board of Directors, donors, and staff who made this event possible, with a special thanks to Kim Hattrup for heading up the event organizing committee and once again creating a magical evening for our guests.
MCB dancers attended The Ballet Alliance (TBA) Festival in May. Each year TBA presents awards for choreography and scholarships to summer intensive dance programs to deserving dancers. MCB has a history of bringing home recognition and accolades that distinguish us as one of the top ballet companies in the region.
Led by Artistic Director, Debra Pearse Rogo, the Mid-Columbia Ballet consists of a Senior Company and Junior Company made up of young dancers committed to the art of ballet. The Board of Directors is comprised of members of the community who have an interest in supporting the art of dance in the Tri-Cities. The MCB Guild provides financial and volunteer support to the Mid-Columbia Ballet.