Ballet Beyond the Studio

Educating and Entertaining

Ballet Beyond the Studio captures the energy, direction, and purpose of Mid-Columbia Ballet’s educational programs. To fulfill the education values of Mid-Columbia Ballet it is necessary to take ballet “off the stage” and “out of the studio” so that ALL members of the community may enjoy it regardless of limiting factors.

Education Values

Dance should be inclusive, and this means making dance experiences available to all children, regardless of physical, social or economic limitations. Dance education is a vehicle for exploring the world around us through a variety of lenses including science, technology, literature, mathematics, history, citizenship, and beyond. The traditions of dance education and performance provide participants with an ongoing essence of self esteem, self discipline, and respect for themselves and others.

Educational Outreach Offerings


Inspiring, with No Challenges or Limitations, the Universality of Dance Experiences

INCLUDE is adaptive dance instruction for children with special needs such as Autism Spectrum Disorder, Down Syndrome, and related disabilities. INCLUDE students dance with Mid-Columbia Ballet company dancers in every class!

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Peter and the Wolf

Mid Columbia Ballet presents Peter and The Wolf , the famous Russian children’s tale set to Sergei Prokofiev’s iconic symphony for children, to local elementary schools. Each character in Peter and The Wolf is represented by a different symphony instrument, and is often used to introduce younger audiences to classical music and ballet, and the relationship between the two. This special performance, offered in the spring, is followed by a question and answer period. Look for more information next spring.

Who We Are

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.