Summer 2021 Natalia Magnicaballi Returns as Ballet Master Class Teacher

Natalia Magnicaballi Photo Credit: Rosalie O’Connor As summer 2021 approaches, local nonprofit performing arts organization, Rocky Mountain Dance Theatre in Cody, Wyoming is once again looking forward to their Outreach Program with Intermediate and Advanced Dance Intensives.  These intensives are unique to the area and provide a concentrated time for dancers to perfect different techniques […]

2021 RMSA/RMDT Spring Performances

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RMSA Summer Dance & Music Programs

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Summer 2021 Tickets on Sale for RMDT’s Wild West Spectacular, The Musical

Welcome to Cody, Wyoming!

Welcome to the town named after William F. Cody, better known as “Buffalo Bill”. As you will come to learn while visiting Cody, “Buffalo Bill” is famous for a lot of things, but he is most well-known for his world-renowned traveling show, “Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show”.  His show traveled all over the world and today his legacy lives on through museum exhibits, reenactments, and even a live Disney show in Paris. Cody was a performer at heart so what better way to tell his amazing life story than through an entertaining, original full-length musical, performed in the very town he helped establish.

Wild West Spectacular, The Musical is not only historical but hysterical. Audience members will see history come to life with added humor as Annie Oakley, “Wild” Bill Hickok, Frank Butler, and other colorful characters of the west join Buffalo Bill’s dream to become the world’s greatest showman.  From start to finish; the acting, singing, and dancing in this fun, unexpected, action-packed production has audiences returning every year.

Wild West Spectacular, The Musical is produced by Rocky Mountain Dance Theatre, a local nonprofit performing arts organization in Cody, Wyoming. Summer 2021 will mark the 6th consecutive summer season. It is a 4-time award winning "Best Wild West Show" from True West Magazine and TripAdvisor’s 2020 Travelers Choice. The season runs for six weeks during the summer months in downtown Cody, Wyoming at the Historic Cody Theatre.

2021 Season:

Opening Wednesday, June 30 at 7:30

July 1-4 performances at 2:00

July 7- August 7 performances every Monday, Wednesday, Friday, & Saturday at 7:30

The Cody Theatre; 1171 Sheridan Ave. Doors open 30 min before performances.

Tickets are $20, $12 kids 6-12; kids 5 and under are free.

Tour busses and large groups welcome; call 307-527-9973 for ticketing.

Tickets are available in advance at www.codywildwestshow.com, at the box office/Sweets Soda Pop Bar, Cody Trolley, or at the door if available.

#TMYK Boys & The Arts

Boys & The Arts Despite the common stereotype, The Arts is not just for girls! In fact, many people do not realize just how beneficial Arts programs can be specifically for BOYS. Creative disciplines gained by participating in programs like dance and music classes are valuable life skills for both genders but here are 3 […]

A Unique Western Experience

Most people traveling through Wyoming are looking for the real western deal. Visitors want to go back in time to where the west was still wild; to experience exciting history firsthand, and to be amazed in some way. William F. Cody, historical figure and showman, is iconic for bringing the Wild West to audiences all […]

Natalia Magnicaballi returns summer 2020

Magnicaballi has had a long relationship with RMSA/RMDT, beginning in 2005, when she first performed the role of the Sugar Plum Fairy in RMDT’s annual production of The Nutcracker. For the past five years she has taught Master Ballet classes for summer intensives. In 2018, Magnicaballi retired from Ballet Arizona after over 15 years of dancing but she continues her coaching and teaching in the United States and abroad. As a Principal Dancer, she also continues to work close with Suzanne Farrell and has since the day Ferrell started the Company in 2001.
Since Magnicaballi is a big part of RMSA/RMDT’s dance family, we reached out and asked if she had anything she wanted to share about this years program. Here are her touching words which come at such a meaningful time:
“2020. There is no doubt this year will be remembered and marked in history books forever. In many cases, if not most, for unhappy reasons. But then what is happiness, its true meaning? Just sat down to write these lines, knowing I will be soon visiting and working with RMSA dancers again, and I would be lying, if not admitting the immense feeling of joy running through me. Am I blessed? I sure feel so!
It’s not a secret the Arts have been my life. In my humble understanding art is as much of a basic need as the air we breath to live. I truly believe so… based on the story of my life. But now, seeing the impressive amount of effort and commitment the younger generations have been showing, jumping from bed to cold tile or concrete floors, executing their dance combinations in the most limited kitchen spaces, and still smiling to the computer’s camera, when doing so, and still hoping and asking for more … I realize, one more time, I’m not alone.
I can once again confirm that dancing, as an expression, was, is and will always be one of the main resources we humans have not only to express ourselves, but to be.
Seeing how much the Arts are struggling all over the world is simply devastating. But, and this is a very big but, it has been always during the most trying times along our history when very special people took a stand and made a difference. For that I must thank you Ms. Liz! I always treasured your commitment, your love to our art form and your incredibly hard work to achieve excellence. Your willingness and decision to continue doing so, despite the odds, is very humbling and makes me feel blessed to have the opportunity to work with you, your very talented students and your whole team, once again! And to count you, Ms. Liz, among my true dear friends.
So here I find myself, knowing it’s only a matter of days until I will be there, in Cody, at the RMSA studios, having the wonderful opportunity to pass my knowledge to the new generations of dancers at RMSA, one more time” – Natalia Magnicaballi
RMSA/RMDT looks forward to Magnicaballi’s arrival, and we feel blessed that our students and the community have the opportunity to learn from her expertise.
The general public, RMSA Alumni, and RMSA Academy 2B and older students can register for this week of Intensives, with the Ballet Master Classes online or through our free studio app. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity which is scheduled for June 15-18, 2020 in Cody, Wyoming.

RMSA/RMDT Summer Dance Opportunities

Natalia Magnicaballi (Principal) was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina and has been a principal dancer with The Suzanne Farrell Ballet since its conception in 1999 and with Ballet Arizona 2002-2018. A graduate of Teatro Colón, she became a principal dancer at the age of 19 with Julio Bocca’s Ballet Argentino. In Europe, she joined the Italian company Aterballetto under Mauro Bigonzetti’s direction. Her repertoire includes the lead roles in 30 Balanchine creations, the leads in the most beloved classic ballets, as well as works and premiers by Jirí Kylián, Roland Petit, Maurice Bejart, Mauro Bigonzetti, Jerome Robbins, Dwight Rhoden, Paul Mejia, Ib Andersen, Oscar Araiz, Mauricio Wainrot, Ana María Stekelman, Alberto Méndez, Christopher Wheeldon, and Alexei Ratmansky. She has toured and performed in the main houses and arena theatres in five continents including the Paris Opera Garnier and the Mariinsky Theatre. Natalia has been featured as one of Dance Magazine’s “25 to Watch” and named “Best Dancer” by The Arizona Republic.

Photo Credit: ©Rosalie O’Connor Photography

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COVID 19 & the Studio

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Musical Theatre Workshop

The Cody area maybe considered “rural”, but our arts and culture are far from it! Rocky Mountain Dance Theatre in Cody, Wyoming is offering an exciting new Musical Theatre Workshop for performers ages 11 through adult. With a wide variety of active musical theatre groups and performances in the area, the workshop hopes to excite […]