mission statement
Pacific Ballet Dance Theatres' mission is to preserve Ballets' esthetics
and standard of excellence by continuing the innovative heritage of
the Ballet Russe

about us
Pacific Ballet Dance Theatre, originally named Media City Ballet, announced
its formation on September 30th of 2001. Over the past decade, the company
has gained a notable following and has grown to become one of the major
dance companies within the greater Los Angeles area. Pacific Ballet Dance
Theatre attracts first-class talent from around the world, including Armenia,
Asia, Russia, and Spain. Company dancers possess credentials of study and
performance from such companies as American Ballet Theatre, Armenian
National Opera Ballet, the Bolshoi Theatre Ballet,the Kirov Opera and Ballet
Company, the Korean National Ballet, Chicago Ballet and Cirque du Soleil.
Pacific Ballet Dance Theatre boasts a large, varied repertoire and produces
several major programs annually. Recent original performances include
popular summer specials entitled Axis Mundi and Dance in the USA pro-
duced at the John Ansen Ford Amphitheater. Smaller studio events are
scheduled seasonally in addition to an ongoing educational outreach pro-
gram and performances from our sponsored youth ballet.
what we believe
We believe dance is the perfect universal expression of the human spirit.
By continuing the innovative heritage of the Ballet Russe, we are better able
to understand our life stories, which elevates our passion and motivates us
to express our true selves.

who we serve
Our typical family audience is 65% White, 2% African American, 10% Asian
American, 22% Hispanic and 1% from other races. 24% under the age of 18,
10% from 18 to 24, 32% from 25 to 44, 21% from 45 to 64, and 13% who were
65 years of age or older.

what we do
Pacific Ballet Dance Theatre performs captivating ballet presentations and
offers engaging educational programs that nurture the talent and artistic
creativity within the diverse Southern California Community.
NATASHA MIDDLETON was born into ballet legacy. Her grandmother danced with the Ballet Russe, and her father, Andrei Tremaine, with the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo. She was a ballerina with the original Pacific Ballet Dance Theatre, under the direction of the her father. She trained and danced in Los Angeles and in New York with the Joffrey II, as well as Europe and Asia performing in such ballets as the Nutcracker, Raymonda, Spartacus and Carmen. She is the daughter of former San Francisco Opera Soprano, Natalie Garrotto and the niece of the late film star, Yvonne de Carlo. With music and acting under her belt, Ms. Middleton performed and choreographed in many musicals, operas, television and theater plays. After recovering from a life threatening automobile accident, she hung up her “pointe” shoes and began only teaching and directing. She traveled much of the world studying many forms of cultural dancing, art design and contemporary and classical theatre. Ms. Middleton began choreographing professionally on Broadway and in Hollywood. In 2001, she founded the Media City Ballet company and has staged numerous ballets in Los Angeles. In 2007, she made history with her production of “Men of the Ballet Russe” - honoring her father and other such greats as Fredrick Franklin, Mark Platt, the late George Zoritch, Victor Moreno and Paul Maure. In 2011 she directed the show “Axis Mundi” at the Ford Amphitheatrehe, and the show placed 2nd in the Top 10 Dance Performances in California by the Beverly Hills Outlook. Ms. Middleton is now continuing the family tradition by taking on the former name of her fathers once prestigious ballet company Pacific Ballet Dance Theatre. The new company will return to the Ford Amphitheatre this summer performing “The British Beat”, her tribute to British music. Natasha Middleton is also the school director of the Media City Dance Studio, located in the Media Village in beautiful downtown Burbank.

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Former Ballet Master and Burbank Resident, Paul Maure, Remembered

PICTURES FROM PAST PERFORMANCES  Pacific Ballet Dance Theatre brings the magic of music to life. To do this, we have gathered outstanding local soloists and principle dancers, and have created a talented corps de ballet. In addition, we bring in guest talent from around the world to help us present a unique dance experience!

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Nutcracker Holiday Festival  
Alex Theatre 216 North Brand Boulevard, Glendale, CA 91203, December 1, 2013 at 7:00pm  
Enjoy the Nutcracker’s Pas de Deux, and the Snow Queen. Watch as the dancers look like they are ice skating in Les Patineurs and much more in this holiday extravaganza. Also in the Alex Courtyard A German Weinachts (Christmas) Fest From noon to 7:00pm

created the Youth
Ballet to train dancers and to instill a deeper knowledge, understanding and
appreciation of dance in our community. We offer children of diverse ethnic
and socio-economic backgrounds the opportunity to achieve artistic excel-
lence through training and performance. Under the auspices of the Pacific
Ballet Dance Theater, we strive to provide emerging artists an opportunity
to participate at a professional level in the creation, production, and perfor-
mance elements of ballet and dance. The students work with eminent com-
posers, choreographers and ballet masters, gaining real life experience in the
professional setting.

Annually, our Youth Ballet presents a diverse and exciting program. Students
awe awarded the opportunity to audition and may participate in one of the
company?s professional performances. Qualified senior dancers are promoted
into the Pacific Ballet Dance Theater Company, launching professional careers.

for boy?s ages 7-18 is de-
signed to enhance artistic skills, flexibility, and strength. The program provides
weekly classes in beginning, intermediate and advanced ballet; partnering;
modern; and guest instruction in jazz and character dance. Participants in the
program will be awarded performance opportunities as eligible, to audition for
Pacific Ballet Dance Theatre?s ?The Nutcracker?. Students are accepted by audi-
tion. No prior dance experience is required.

PBDT will provide young male students with the opportunity to train in a dance
environment that is specifically geared towards their development toward
professional performance

In the program?s inaugural year of 2013, we hope to audition and select twenty
boys? ages ranging from 7-15,who will train through the entire thirty-six week
course. The program draws students from Southern California region who
demonstrate a serious interest in dance. Whether the boys are bound for a
career in dance, musical theater, figure skating, gymnastics or team athletics,
they all will enjoy the opportunity to advance and learn from truly exceptional
compliment of celebrity instructors.

LEVEL: Elementary School
DESCRIPTION: The Four Musicians is an original ballet for children based on
a Grimm?s Brothers fairy tale. The story is about four animals who have been
abandoned by their owners and have decided to make their way into the city
to become musicians. Along the way they must overcome adversity, under-
stand their strengths and weaknesses, and learn how to work together as a
team. The work, especially composed for Pacific Ballet Dance Theater by Tom
Pease, presents the fairy tale in an engaging combination of prose, poetry,
music and dance. The program addresses the California State Standards in
English, music and dance.

LEVEL: Elementary and Middle School
DESCRIPTION: Excerpts from Peter and the Wolf will be presented in a man-
ner that conveys the main characters, plot and themes. Students will compare
how dancers and writers have to be concerned with similar narrative elements
and techniques. Students will also learn about basic dance gestures that com-
municate ideas, emotions, and moods

DESCRIPTION: A World of Dance in America, is a performance/demonstra-
tion in which students analyze the function and development of dance in a
variety of cultures including Native American, Spanish (flamenco), Irish, and
African-American. Students develop an understanding of how dance func-
tions in daily life and how it fits into the historical and social context of a cul-
ture. Students compare and contrast cultural dances, and see how cultures
influence one another in the area of dance

DESCRIPTION: A World of Dance in America, is a performance/demonstra-
tion in which students analyze the function and development of dance in a
variety of cultures including Native American, Spanish (flamenco), Irish, and
African-American. Students develop an understanding of how dance func-
tions in daily life and how it fits into the historical and social context of a cul-
ture. Students compare and contrast cultural dances, and see how cultures
influence one another in the area of dance

Pacific Ballet Dance Theatre of Los Angeles works with the Los Angeles
County Arts Commission to promote high quality standards-based arts edu-
cation. Visit LAArtsEd.org for more information.

PACIFIC BALLET DANCE THEATER outreach program works with schools
and local service groups to entertain and instruct the community
on the art of ballet and dance. For more information on this outstanding
program, contact Tom Pease at ttpease@ca.rr.com.

ABOVE From the PBDT?s school outreach production of Peter and the Wolf:
Bird provides a distraction, while Peter prepares to catch Wolf. This program is
a wonderful demonstration of how dancers create characters through move-
ment. It also deals with literature themes like conflict and conflict resolution.
All PBDT outreach programs are aligned to the California State Standards.

The Pacific Ballet Dance Theater is lauded as one the area?s most
dynamic ballet companies. ?Pacific Ballet Dance Theater is spectacular?the
costumes will take your breath away and the production is worthy of a Broad-
way run.? ? The Tolucan Times

Your support will help to preserve this standard of excellence since the cost
of operating a high quality ballet company far exceeds the revenue from ticket
sales. This gap is bridged by generous donors such as yourself. Your support
also helps us realize exciting new works and keeps our dancer?s feet on the stage. Every gift to the company makes a difference. Your Annual Fund Gift
will go to work immediately to support ballet.

Please join us today to keep dance alive. To learn more, please visit the
website at: http://www.pacificballetdancetheatre.org/ or contact Cindy
Pease at cindy.pease@ca.rr.com.

Gifts are tax deductible to the statement of the law. The company?s tax I.D. is #
95-4553003. All donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent
permitted by law.

Levels of Giving

Platinum Circle.................... $10,000 +
Ambassador?s Circle............ $5,000-$9,999
Founder?s Circle................... $2,500-$4,999
Pas de Deux......................... $1,500-$2,499
Corps de Ballet.................... $1,000-$1,499
Ensemble............................. $500-$999
Patrons................................. $250-$499
Friends................................. up to $249

Make a Gift Today!

using our new PayPal site. We accept all
major credit cards - you don?t even need a PayPal account. Just click the link
below and within two minutes you will have provided the financial support
needed to bring great ballets to the Los Angeles area. Thank you in advance
for your contribution.

For more information call or email Cindy Pease at (818) 257-0733.

Ways of Giving


Cash is the most common form of support. Checks should be made out to the
Media City Ballet Annual Fund.


Pacific Ballet Dance Theater accepts Visa and MasterCard.


Gifts of appreciated securities provide significant tax savings for the donor by
avoiding capital gains taxes. These gifts are tax-deductible at the fair market


Bequests, Charitable Remainder Trusts and Life Insurance Policies


Hundreds of organizations match charitable gifts of employees. Please check
with your company?s Human Resource Department for more information.
This is a partial list of companies in southern California who may match your
donation to MCB. Just fill out the form, and we do the rest.

Pacific ballet dance theater is a non-profit organization with a 501(c)3 status.
Our tax id number is 95-4553003.
Your gift is tax deductible to the full extent provided by law


December 1, 2013 at 7:00pm
Alex Theatre
216 North Brand Boulevard, Glendale, CA 91203

ORCHESTRA: VIP $90 (includes reception) $65 / $50 / $40 / $25
TERRACE: $50 / $40 / $25
Tickets can be purchased at:
Alex Theatre Box Office at www.alextheatre.org or call 818.243.2539
The Americana at Brand Concierge Desk, and the Glendale Community College Auditorium Box Office


Total: $0.00

Pacific Ballet Dance Theatre