From Keith and Kathy


From our beginnings in 1986 to the present, Kathy and I have seen God do wonderful and marvelous things far beyond what we thought were possible. 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 company tours in the USA and abroad. To date, Ballet Magnificat has been honored to perform and offer dance workshops in over 40 countries.

With the help of some special partners here in the USA , Ballet Magnificat Brasil began in 2017 headquartered in the beautiful metropolitan city of Curitiba. Our newly renovated and remodeled 3 story studio comprises a School of the Arts for younger dancers, a Trainee Program and Professional Company dedicated and patterned after our vision here in the USA.

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