About Ballet Magnificat!


From our beginnings in 1986 to the present, Kathy and I have seen God do wonderful and marvelous things beyond either one of our comprehension. The thought never entered our minds that we would be doing what we do! I mean… Kathy obviously is very gifted, dancing formerly with Ballet Mississippi and winning a silver medal at the II USA International Ballet Competition in 1982, and I, on the other hand, was a touring musician with the band David and the Giants. Nevertheless, here we are… working together with an incredible group of people in what we believe to be the most unique dance company in the world.

The vision for the future is becoming “more international” with overseas invitations coming regularly.  Countries we have visited are Canada, Puerto Rico, Honduras, Belize, Costa Rica, Colombia, Cayman Islands, the Netherlands, France, Switzerland, Kosovo, Italy, Greece, Germany, Russia, Ukraine, Poland, Austria, Macedonia, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Belgium, Israel, Philippines, South Korea, Singapore, Croatia, Armenia, Kenya and South Africa, with plans for new countries to be visited this season.  In addition to the companies’ international tours, our Events Company has begun to travel overseas each spring.

Our Global division continues to connect Ballet Magnificat-trained dancers with various international ministries as they establish ballet schools and dance ministries around the globe.

We continue to feel an urgency in the Spirit because we believe that time is short (Matthew 3:12 and Luke 3:17)… Our hearts’ desire here at Ballet Magnificat! is to be faithful to our Lord Jesus Christ and our Father’s business and go where He wants us to go and do what He wants us to do. It’s not about OUR kingdom, but HIS Kingdom!

We love you all… grace, peace, and blessings!


Keith and Kathy Thibodeaux

Executive and Artistic Directors