Gala & Annual Student Choreography Competition

Gala & Annual Student Choreography Competition2019-05-10T18:52:39+00:00

MBT hosts an annual season-end Gala & Dance Concert to celebrate our students’ and faculty members’accomplishments, to raise funds, to acknowledge our donors and corporate sponsors, and most importantly to enjoy an evening of demonstrations and performances from all of our student class levels.  All students are given the opportunity to take the stage.  The professional Metropolitan Ballet Ensemble premiered at the first Gala & Dance Concert in May 2013.



Gala 2019:

Travel through 30 Years with MBT

Sunday June 2, 2019

BlackRock Center for the Arts, Germantown






Tentative Schedule of Events:

3:30 & 5:30: Dance Concerts from MBT students and the Metropolitan Ballet Ensemble. Choreography competition finalists will present their pieces at the 3:30pm concert. Annual awardees will be presented at the 3:30pm concert as well.

Following first dance concert: Guests are invited to meet-n-greet with our award recipients, elected leaders, corporate sponsors, and donors in the Kay Gallery

5:00-9:00 catered appetizers and dinner stations open, DJ Dance Party, silent auction, raffles. Yearbook slideshow, photo booth, and selfie station are open.

7:30: Dessert served.

7:45: Winner of annual student choreography competition announced.

Dinner, dessert, auction, raffles, party, and fun!

8:30: auction begins to close, party on!

9:00: – event concludes, auction check out.

Proceeds from this event support MBT’s Annual Fund, which supports scholarships, outreach/residency programs, production needs, academy education needs, and other operating needs. Through fundraising, MBT is able to maintain very competitive tuition rates, scholarship programs, and accessible ticket prices. MBT is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts education organization. Donations are gratefully accepted and are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. MBT’s federal tax ID number is 52-1665250.

Ticket Information: Please call 301-762-1757 for tickets.  All Gala & Dance Concert tickets are all-inclusive: including performance ticket, dinner, beverages (open wine/beer bar for adults; soda/water options for youth), and all gala entertainment and activities.

Adults @ $60 each
Students age 11-21 @ $30 each
Children age 10/under @ $25 each
MBT Alumni in college @ $30 each
MBT Alumni under 30 years old @ $35 each

Creative cocktail attire.

Event catered by:

Thank you to our Gala Sponsors:

Celebration Sponsors:

Bolt Mobility

Cocktail Reception & Dessert Reception Sponsors:



And a special thank you to these Corporate Sponsors, who support MBT’s programming year-round!



 Would you like to contribute to MBT’s silent auction or become a sponsor?

Please click here. Thank you!

Would you like to become a corporate sponsor of MBT’s programming and be recognized at the Gala and all year long? Please click here!

Many thanks to our Gala Committee, who have some wonderful surprises in store for us:

Lori O’Keefe, Gala Co-Chair, Vice President of the Board
Goli Kaviani, Gala Co-Chair, Member of the Board
Mugdha Tipnis, Gala Co-Chair, Member of the Board

Anita Anderson, President of the Board
Yongbok Bivin, Decor
Elizabeth Catlett, Artistic Director
Katie Cronin (alumna)
Mia Fuller
Stacie Marks
Natalie Hambrecht (alumna)
Brenda Lipowsky, Business & Communications Mgr
Kathy Quinlan
Johanna Resler
Tonie Rommel
Paula Ross, Executive Director
Jennifer Smith
Erin Stillwell, Backstage Chair, Slideshow

Please click here for information about how to sponsor MBT’s programming or advertise in the playbills for MBT’s performance season, which includes The Nutcracker, The Nutcracker Suite, a Spring Ballet, and our Gala. For additional sponsorship and recognition opportunities, please click here.