Nutcracker Tickets on Sale Now!



Don’t miss the must-see performance of the holiday season as Shreveport Metropolitan Ballet brings The Nutcracker to life at Shreveport’s Riverview Theater on December 9th, 10th, and 11th! New this season, SMB has added a third performance of this popular holiday classic. SMB’s The Nutcracker opens Friday, December 9th at 7:30pm, with additional performances on Saturday, December 10th at 3:00pm, and Sunday, December 11th at 3:00pm.

Professional guest artists Anais Chalendard and Patrick Yocum of Boston Ballet join SMB with a cast of more than 100 local dancers in this holiday classic led by Artistic Director Kendra Meiki. The Shreveport Symphony Orchestra conducted by SMB Music Director Kermit Poling will accompany the performances on Friday, December 9th and Sunday, December 11th.

Special events for the 2016 production include a cash bar – sponsored by T&M Fence Co. – during the Friday evening performance and the Sugar Plum Fairy Tea – sponsored by Strawn’s Eat Shop – Sunday, December 11th at 1:30 pm. Tickets for the Sugar Plum Fairy Tea include a character meet and greet from 1:00 to 1:30pm and a light lunch. Make a day of the ballet by purchasing tickets for the Sugar Plum Fairy Tea and the Sunday matinee performance of The Nutcracker.

Performance tickets range from $16 through $42. Tickets for the Sugar Plum Fairy Tea  are $16 each or $105 for a reserved table for 8. All ticket prices include LA state sales tax. Tickets can be purchased online by clicking HERE or by calling SMB at 318-221-8500.

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Wine Tasting to Support SMB

Join Shreveport Metropolitan Ballet on Thursday, November 10th
from 6:00-9:00 PM for a wine tasting at The Meadows Museum of Art at Centenary College.
Guests will enjoy heavy hor d’oeuvres, wine tasting, and fabulous prices on bottles of wine…plus a chance to view the beautiful art exhibits at The Meadows! This year’s event also features a silent auction that celebrates the arts and artist in our community.
Tickets are $42 per person ($27 without wine) and include LA Sales Tax.
Please make your reservations by November 7th.
Click Here to purchase tickets online or call the SMB office at 318-221-8500.
Event sponsored by:
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SMB mourns the passing of founding Artistic Director Marion Mills


Marion Mills

With great sadness, the Shreveport Metropolitan Ballet announces that the company’s founding Artistic Director, Marion Mills, passed away on Saturday, October 8 after a long illness.

Mrs. Mills was the leader of a group of community arts supporters who founded the classical ballet company, originally named Ballet Lyrique, in 1973. She served as Artistic Director until 2001, training generations of dancers through SMB and through her school, Theatre School of Dance. Under Mrs. Mills’ leadership, SMB partnered with the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra to add live music to its annual “Nutcracker” productions and began a tradition of free community arts outreach programming that continues to expand today. The legacy that she left behind is evident in the many SMB alumni who are still actively involved with the company today – from current Artistic Director Kendra Meiki to many others who are board members, supporters, and parents of current dancers.

Services for Mrs. Mills will be held on Saturday, October 15 at 10:00 a.m. at Cypress Baptist Church in Benton, Louisiana.

SMB welcomes your personal remembrances and prayers for Mrs. Mills’ family below.

Read more about Marion Mills’ life and legacy:

Shreveport Times Article 10/11/16 – Ballet Founder Leaves Lasting Legacy


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SMB Kicks Off 43rd Season!


Shreveport Metropolitan Ballet kicks off our 43rd season with Fall For Dance! on Saturday, September 10th at Riverview Theatre!

Fall for Dance! 2016 features Shreveport Metropolitan Ballet, Candace Dance Company, Christian Dance Center, Endeavor Dance Incorporated, and The Centenary College Choir.

Tickets available by clicking HERE.

VIP tickets:
The VIP cocktail hour starts at 5:00pm. VIP tickets are $30 plus tax and include premium seating for the performance and heavy hors d’oeuvres and two drinks during the cocktail hour. This is a family friendly event featuring special activities for our VIP kids!
General admission tickets:
Adult (13 and above) – $12.00 plus tax
Child (12 and under) – FREE
Doors open for show seating at 6:00pm.
Performance begins at 6:30pm.
Order tickets online or call 318-221-8500 for more information.
Sponsored by:

Nichols Family Foundation


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AUDITION NOTICE: Nutcracker Minor Cast

Clara and the Nutcracker

Minor cast dancers performing as soldiers during Shreveport Metropolitan Ballet’s The Nutcracker!

Shreveport Metropolitan Ballet announces minor cast auditions for the 2016 performances of the holiday classic, The Nutcracker!  Auditions will be held at Shreveport Dance Academy on Saturday, September 17th, 2016. Please visit our Auditions page to register for an audition time and for information on audition and performance requirements.

Minor Cast dancers will perform as Reindeer, Mice, and Soldiers alongside SMB’s Company members and professional guest artists from Boston Ballet.

SMB produces the only local performance of this beloved ballet that utilizes a live orchestra and showcases talented local dancers in leading roles.

If you have questions, please contact the SMB office at 318-221-8500.

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Announcing SMB’s 43rd Season!

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Mark your calendars for Shreveport Metropolitan Ballet’s 43rd season:

Fall for Dance!
Showcase & Competition
Saturday, September 10, 2016
Riverview Theater
Ticket sales begin – July 15th
 SMB Member Pre-Sale begins – July 13th

The Nutcracker
Friday, Saturday & Sunday
December 9, 10 & 11, 2016
Ticket sales begin – October 3rd
 SMB Member Pre-Sale begins – Sept. 26th

Tales of Beatrix Potter
Senior Apprentice Company & “Chance to Dance” performance
Friday, March 17, 2017
Riverview Theater
 Ticket sales begin – Jan. 20th
 SMB Member Pre-Sale begins – Jan. 18th

Peter Pan
Saturday & Sunday
April 22 & 23, 2017
Riverview Theater
 Ticket sales begin – Feb. 6th
 SMB Member Pre-Sale begins – Feb. 1st

Tickets for performances are available for purchase by visiting SMB ticket sales or by calling the SMB office at 318-221-8500.

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Give For Good 05.03.16


 CLICK HERE to support SMB!

How do you tutu? Stop by and show your support for Shreveport Metropolitan Ballet during our Give for Good event May 3rd from 10-5pm outside The Moppet Shoppe. Walk our red carpet, snap a selfie, and show everyone how you tutu to support SMB by posting your picture on social media with the hashtag #HowDoYouTutu. We’ll have fun photo props sure to get your selfie lots of online love and a donation station to make it easy to support SMB on Give for Good day!

Give for Good is a 24-hour online giving challenge led by The Community Foundation of North Louisiana to raise unrestricted dollars for non-profit organizations in our community. Every gift is amplified thanks to The Community Foundation’s Lagniappe Fund! On May 3rd, 2016 visit the Give for Good site to make your donation to support Shreveport Metropolitan Ballet.

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