Nutcracker 2018

New Guest Artists for 2019 Nutcracker

Local non-profit, Rocky Mountain Dance Theatre is proud to announce two new guest artists performing the roles of the Cavalier and the Sugar Plum Fairy for this year’s 22nd Annual Nutcracker Ballet. Randy Pacheco and Sasha Vincett are both soloists for Ballet Arizona in Phoenix, Arizona. Pacheco is from Camagűey, Cuba and has been dancing […]

Rocky Mountain School of the Arts Studio A

#TMYK: Rocky Mountain School of the Arts is a State-of-the-Art Facility

It may be hard to believe, but Rocky Mountain School of the Arts in small town Cody, Wyoming is a State-of-the-Art Facility. The studio is comprised of 3 separate dance studios, a specialized dancers stretching area, observation windows & video streaming of dance classes, foot showers, changing rooms, one music room with 2 pianos (one […]

Rocky Mountain School of the Arts Contemporary Dance

#TMYK: Difference Between Contemporary & Modern Dance

Frequently, I am asked to explain the difference between Modern dance and Contemporary dance. One of my dance professors in college, Dr. Sandra Cerny Minton, wrote several books in regards to Modern dance. In her book, Modern Dance, Body & Mind, she states “The philosophy behind modern dance allows considerable freedom to the dancer.” Modern […]

RMSA Studio

Register for 2019-2020 Classes

Rocky Mountain School of the Arts in Cody, Wyoming is still accepting enrollments for their 2019-2020 dance and music classes. RMSA is a state of the art facility for the school of the arts located at 2613 Sheridan Ave. RMSA’s two main dance instructors & one music instructor are highly trained and experienced in their […]

Final Curtain Call for 2019 Season of Wild West Spectacular the Musical

Saturday, August 3 the 2019 cast of Wild West Spectacular the Musical took their final bow of the season. This Summer Season had 23 shows over 6 weeks at the historic Cody Theatre in downtown Cody, Wyoming.  

Open auditions were held this spring and resulted in an 18 member cast and a 24 member dance ensemble. Being part of the cast takes commitment and dedication. Every night before a show, the cast meets with the Executive Director, Elizabeth Fernandez and Assistant RMDT Director, Brittany Schneider to go over notes, changes, mic checks, and warm-ups. Dancers stretch and run through dances. This all needs to be done before the doors opened to the audience at 7:30.   

This was the 4th year for the show and every year continues to be bigger and better. Four new songs were added to the singing line up and one new tap number for the dancers. This season also brought 2 new characters to the stage; Gretel, a fictional fun loving spunky stage manager for Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show. The non-fictional character, Liza (Elizabeth) Annie Oakley’s sister, was also added.  Nate Salsbury had a more prominent role to further portray his important historical role as the manager for Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show.  

The final bow brought the best season to date of Wild West Spectacular the Musical to an end. With big dreams and visions inspired by Buffalo Bill Cody’s life and story, the summer of 2020 is sure to “razzle dazzle” even more crowds. 

*RMDT is a non-for profit 501(c)3 and Wild West Spectacular is only possible through funding by grants and charities. We are thankful for this years supporters: The Blue Ridge Fund, Wyoming Arts Council, Wyoming Cultural Trust Fund, and the Cody Trolley Tours. We are also very thankful for all the area businesses who allow us to promote our show through posters & rack cards. If you are interested in supporting the Wild West Spectacular please contact RMDT at 307-527-9973.

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2019 Master Classes with Natalia Magnicaballi

June is almost here and so is Rocky Mountain School of the Arts Intermediate and Advanced Dance Intensives that include a week of special Ballet Master Classes taught by Principal Dancer Natalia Magnicaballi in Cody, Wyoming from June 3-7, 2019. Magnicaballi was in Cody just a few months ago as the guest dancer who performed […]

2019 Masterpieces of Ballet & 22nd Annual Spring Company

Rocky Mountain School Of The Arts in collaboration with public charity 501-c3 Rocky Mountain Dance Theatre is gearing up for this years final performances for all our 2018-2019 dancers. It is a huge undertaking to put on not one but THREE different productions but it is a labor of love. Executive Director, Elizabeth Fernandez and […]

NEW things for 2019 RMDT Swing Into Spring

Appropriately named, Rocky Mountain Dance Theatre’s Swing Into Spring Fundraiser has evolved tremendously from its early beginnings. From its first years at the Presbyterian Church, followed by several at the Cody Auditorium, in which dance families participated in making food, setting up and tearing down; it has now transformed into a unique fundraiser held at […]

Executive Director, Elizabeth Fernandez hired to Choreograph

Elizabeth Fernandez, Executive Director and Founder of Rocky Mountain School of the Arts and Rocky Mountain Dance Theatre in Cody, Wyoming recently returned from a trip to Pensacola, Florida. Fernandez was chosen as one of four choreographers to set a piece for the University of West Florida Theatre Department’s upcoming UWF Dance Ensemble performance in […]