As MBT celebrates its 30th Anniversary year, we are sincerely grateful to our community for its support since 1989. While we emphasize and conduct community outreach as part of our permanent programming, MBT students, staff, & Board of Directors will give a little extra back to our wonderful community this milestone year through a special project called “30 Attitudes of Gratitude.”
noun: attitude; plural noun: attitudes
a settled way of thinking or feeling about someone or something, typically one that is reflected in a person’s behavior.
Synonyms: view, viewpoint, outlook, perspective, stance, standpoint, position, inclination, orientation, approach, reaction
INFORMAL: individuality and self-confidence as manifested by behavior or appearance; style. “she snapped her fingers with attitude“
BALLET: a position in which one leg is lifted behind with the knee bent at right angles and turned out, and the corresponding arm is raised above the head, the other extended to the side.
Attitudes of Gratitude Projects
Please check here often as we post updates about this special year-long service project.
Founded in 1989, Metropolitan Ballet Theatre and Academy is a nonprofit arts education organization dedicated to providing arts opportunities to all through exceptional dance education, community outreach, and inspiring performances. MBT inspires students to dance by providing structured training while giving each dancer the opportunity to experiment with their own creativity. MBT is also committed to bring arts education to the community with performances and outreach programming.
MBT offers professional instruction in a nurturing environment to all who are interested, regardless of physical limitations or future aspirations. Many students enjoy taking dance classes and performing while pursuing other interests; and some are intent on dance careers and have spent their summers studying with the American Ballet Theatre, Boston Ballet, Nashville Ballet, Joffrey Ballet, Kansas City Ballet, The Rock School, Pacific Northwest Ballet, School of American Ballet, and others. Many of our graduates have majored in dance at schools such as the University of Cincinnati, Radford University, Indiana University, and have been accepted into pre-professional companies such as Boston Ballet.
MBT trains dancers in ballet, jazz, modern, and hip hop through The Academy with dance studios in Gaithersburg and Clarksburg, Maryland and gives academy students the opportunity to perform in professional ballet performances alongside professional artists.