Articles and Quotes
Sarah Kaufman, The Washington Post
"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, and even there the radiant projection of feeling can be spotty. It may be an exaggeration to say that Ballet Magnificat is single -handedly keeping the fading narrative tradition of ballet alive , but I don't know of any other company that exclusively performs original works, most of them full-length story ballets. And Ballet Magnificat's dancers live their ballets ..."
Dallas Morning News
"...sublime beauty...height of professionalism"
Los Angeles Times
Sue Lobrano, Executive Director, USA International Ballet Competition
“This is a must-see. This fairytale ballet has something for all ages.”
Dr. Ed Young, Senior Pastor
Second Baptist Church
"...truly one of the most outstanding tributes to our Lord Jesus Christ that I've ever seen!"
Dr. Doran Bugg, Minister of Music and Worship at First Baptist Church in Dallas
“beyond anything that I’ve seen…If you want to experience a ministry partnership that will exceed anything that you’re hoping will come from it… you need to take advantage of the opportunity to partner with Ballet Magnificat!”
Twila Paris, singer/songwriter
"I've loved having the opportunity to work with Ballet Magnificat! They are extremely talented and gracious people who understand why they do what they do and truly offer their gifts to the Lord and to the body of Christ in ministry."
The Straits Times
Dr. David Berg, Pastor
"Every now and then a dramatic presentation comes along that pursues the Gospel with an unusual freshness and creativity that is deserving of the broadest possible exposure. Ballet Magnificat! is just that."
The 700 Club
"...our viewers were blessed to see the Lord glorified through this art of dancing"
Keith Hill, Pastor
Fain Presbyterian Church
Wichita Falls, TX
"We have had nothing but positive feedback, both from the Christian community, and from the local ballet folks. Your dancing was not your only means of witness. Your whole team's loving, kind, patient attitude was a grand witness to those in our church who worked with you. One of the reasons your ministry has credibility is that you minister both off the dance floor and on."
Dan Perkins, Celebration Arts Pastor
Southwest Community Church
Indian Wells, CA
"As someone who toured as a Christian artist, worked as a booking agent for a successful and well-known agency with A-list artists and now as a pastor of a church, I want to commend you on the quality, professionalism and integrity of your company."
"The risks of putting dance to Christian music are legion. The choreography, for example, might become nothing more than melodramatic. Turning too far the other direction might lead to the sort of artistic abstraction that garbles the text and music in the eye of the beholder. Ballet Magnificat! walks that path with stunning success. She doubtless would say her choreography is inspired by God. So be it."
“America's premier Christian ballet company"
The Morning News
"Ballet Magnificat!...awe inspiring...impressing audiences with its high-caliber skills."
"One of the nation's oldest companies, incorporating Christian themes into dance."
Religious conviction powers Ballet Magnificat, nation's first Christian ballet company
The Washington Post
By Sarah Kaufman
Washington Post Staff Writer
Sunday, May 23, 2010