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Carpenter Performing Arts Center, CSULB
6200 Atherton Street Long Beach, CA 90815
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“There’s no denying the emotional power of this company. These dancers have the kind of lit-from-within presence rarely seen outside the premier companies.” —Washington Post  
“One of the nation’s oldest companies, incorporating Christian themes into dance.” —Indianapolis Star


Ballet Magnificat! was founded in 1986. Magnificat is Latin for “to magnify Him.” It’s derived from “Mary’s Song” of praise in the 1st Chapter of the the Gospel of Luke when she first learned she was to be the mother of the Messiah. Ballet Magnificat! is an arts organization dedicated to presenting the good news of Jesus Christ to the whole world. Its professional touring companies perform nationally and  internationally, ministering to audiences in the United States as well as Canada, Belgium, the Czech Republic, the Netherlands, Greece, Singapore, Costa Rica and Puerto Rico.

Ballet Magnificat! School of the Arts was established in 1989 and presently has 400 students enrolled. The Summer Dance Intensive and Teacher’s Workshop which attracts dancers and teachers nationally and internationally, was first held that same year. Headquartered in Jackson, Mississippi, Ballet Magnificat! features dancers and teachers who share the company’s vision to pursue excellence in the arts. The School of the Arts fosters technical and spiritual training of dancers of all ages through specialized class instruction and workshop.

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