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The Great Falls Ballet Ensemble

Poise        Strength        Grace        Elegance

Ballet is a window into our sensitivity, and the Great Falls Ballet Ensemble gives us the ability to celebrate it. Founded in 2011, this new and quickly growing performance company is dedicated to the study and understanding of the Classical Ballet Technique.


Director, Sarah Dassinger

Music Director, Steve Olson

Under Direction of Sarah Dassinger and Music Director Steve Olson, this year will include multiple performances throughout the Great Falls community, including performances with Miss Linda’s School of Dance, The Veteran's Court and also having a showcase featuring their wonderful work. Classes and rehearsals take place Wednesday evenings. Dancers have repertory rehearsals where they learn pieces in traditional character, ballet and pointe. Dancers will also look at the history of ballet, its cultural influences and the ways it has influenced cultures from its inception to modern times.

We are delighted to have the dynamic leadership of Miss Sarah and Mr. Steve Olson leading this artistic group. Mr. Steve is the orchestra director at CMR, a guest conductor for the Great Falls Youth Orchestra and has music directed several community theatre shows including Act I Theatre Company's The Sound of Music and White Christmas. Mr. Steve brings his extensive talents to this Ensemble by conducting live accompaniment for the dancers’ performances.


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