SMB Presents the Premiere of PETER PAN


Shreveport Metropolitan Ballet debuts the new ballet PETER PAN April 22 and 23 at Shreveport’s Riverview Theater! The performance features guest artist Simon Wexler of American Ballet Theatre (ABT) as Peter Pan and a cast of more than 75 local dancers!

Peter, Wendy, Tinkerbell, and all the characters from this classic tale are brought to life with imaginative new choreography by SMB Artistic Director Kendra Meiki, grand scenery, and enchanting new costumes.

SMB’s PETER PAN features a captivating score written by Kermit Poling and performed by The Shreveport Symphony Orchestra. This performance marks the mid-south premiere of Poling’s original score.

This magical production will take you to Neverland with dancers soaring above the Riverview stage thanks to Flying By Foy; the most prolific and widely-respected theatrical flying service in the world!

SMB’s PETER PAN opens Saturday, April 22nd at 6:30pm, with an additional performance on Sunday, April 23rd at 3:00pm.  Performance tickets range in price from $15 through $45 and may be purchased online at or by calling the SMB office at 318.221.8500.

Shreveport Metropolitan Ballet ‘s season is supported by a grant from the Louisiana Department of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation & Tourism, in cooperation with the Louisiana State Arts Council. Funding has also been provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, Art Works. Supported in part by a grant from the Shreveport Regional Arts Council with funds from the City of Shreveport.


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2017-2018 SMB Company Auditions

Swan Lake

Online registration is now open for Company auditions for Shreveport Metropolitan Ballet’s 2017-2018 season.  To learn more and to register for an audition please visit our Audition Information page.

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The Tales of Beatrix Potter

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Reverse Raffle & Dinner Fundraiser


Join us for an exciting evening to support the mission and projects of Shreveport Metropolitan Ballet! Only 150 tickets will be sold. The last ticket drawn wins $1,000 cash! Every ticket will be drawn with cash prizes to every 25th ticket and pick-your-prize winners throughout the event! We’ll be posting all pick-your-prize items here  and below, so check back often to see our fabulous selection of prizes donated by local businesses!

Tickets are $75.00 each and include dinner and event entry for two and one raffle* entry. All tickets must be purchased by April 1st. No tickets will be available at the door. Any unsold raffle entries will be available to pre-sold ticket holders the night of the event, first come first served, for $25.00 each. 

50/50 and second chance drawings throughout the night.

Dinner includes non-alcoholic beverages. Cash bar available.
Must be 21 years old to purchase a ticket. Must be 21 years old to attend the event. Need not be present to win, but a proxy is encouraged for prize selection.Call the SMB office at 318-221-8500 to purchase tickets. SMB Board members will also be selling tickets.

Cash prizes** are as follows:
$1,000 to 150th ticket drawn***
$250 to 125th ticket drawn
$200 to 100th ticket drawn
$150 to 75th ticket drawn
$100 to 50th ticket drawn
$75 to 25th ticket drawn
***final four and final two have the option to split the grand prize
**cash prizes may be reduced if all tickets are not sold
*raffle tickets valued at $25.00


-$25 Gift Certificate, donated by Taqueria San Miquel – we have 4 of these!

-Red Maple Tree & planting, donated by Louisiana Landscape Concepts-value $250 – we have 2 of these!

-Three microdermabrasion sessions, donated by Advanced Laser Clinic – value $225

-Signature Facial, donated by The Haven – value $75 – we have 2 of these!

-URC Programmable Color Remote Control, donated by Sound Minds – value $400

-Botox for one, donated by Dr. Kenneth Sanders – value $580

-$20 Twisted Root Gift Certificate, donated by Twisted Root – we have 3 of these!

-Pelican Parish t-shirt, hat, and stickers, donated by Pelican Parish – value $50

-Rodan & Fields sunscreen set & bag, donated by Krysta Cyr – value $90

-Wine Basket with 7 wines & a wine tool kit, donated by Wine Country – value $200

-$100.00 in salon services, donated by Pure Color – value $100

-Two tickets for one concert, donated by Shreveport Symphony Orchestra – value $110

-$50.00 Gift Certificate, donated by Rollin’ In The Dough – value $50

-Silver & Black Horse Serving Tray, donated by The Corner Slice Boutique – value $85

-Spa Pedicure, donated by Spa Concepts – value $45

-$50.00 Gift Certificate, donated by The Moppet Shoppe – value $50

-2 tickets to “Thoroughly Modern Millie”, donated by Shreveport Little Theatre – value $50

-2 tickets to “Auntie Mame”, donated by Shreveport Little Theatre – value $40

– 4 Orchestra Gold tickets to “Cosi fan tutte”, donated by Shreveport Opera – value $260

-Belay Lesson for 2, donated by G-Rock Climbing – $80 value

-Tea Towel & Candle, donated by Richard Creative – $50 value

– Moroccan Oil Hair Dryer, donated by The Color Bar – $150 value

– Free Oil Change, donated by Gateway- we have 5 of these to giveaway- total value $175

– $35.00 Gift Certificate, donated by Haute Nails

-Golf for 4 plus cart, donated by East Ridge Country Club – $410 value

– 3 Spray Tanning Sessions, donated by ArkLaTex Dermatology – $100.00 value

– 1 hour facial, donated by ArkLaTex Dermatology – $85.00 value

– One Area Botox, donated by ArkLaTex Dermatology – $365 value

– Facial – donated by Remington Suites – $125.00 value

– Custom 11×14 Art Print, donated by Magnolia Creative – $40.00 value

– $50 Gift Certificate to Don Juanz Baja Beach Tacos – we have 3 of these to give away!

-Robinson Film Center Family Membership – $200 value

-YMCA Memebership

– 2 Premium tickets to Peter Pan, donated by Shreveport Metro Ballet – $90.00 value

– 2 Mid-Range Season Tickets for 2017-18 season, donated by Shreveport Metro Ballet – $180.00 value

– Reserved Theater Parking for Peter Pan, donated by Shreveport Metro Ballet – PRICELESS!

– Reserved Theater Parking for 2017-18 Season, donated by Shreveport Metro Ballet – PRICELESS!

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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.
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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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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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