Fostering the passion and development of local youth through the performing arts, where talents and life skills may grow in an inspiring and nurturing environment.
MPBT has worked hard to fulfill its mission of reaching out to young people by giving them the rare opportunity to perform in a professional environment, learn about theatre production by assisting experts with props and costumes, as well as giving underserved communities and children the chance to watch everything come together in a free performance.
Through COVID 2020, MPBT joined forces to provide arts outreach and education to students virtually through the Boys & Girls Club of Monterey County. Since our June 2019 partnership with Community Partnership for Youth (CPY), we have brought dance education to youth participating in their summer program. As of January 2021, we will begin virtual outreach and training to the students of CPY to provide an opportunity for these children to grow as well through these times. Our instructors will teach different genres of dance to enhance arts appreciation, establish teamwork fundamentals, and build a dynamic, healthy community.
Thinking outside the box, MPBT also created the opportunity for our dancers and performers to continue training and take the stage. Our dancers had the opportunity to work in camp/pods for our “Virtual, Drive-In” performance on December 5, 2020. We were able to bring the community together to support and grow through these uncharted times and provide stability for our performers who would not have had the opportunity to take the stage due to county and state mandates. MPBT is determined to support the emotional, physical, and mental well being of our youth by always “finding a way to be a beacon for children.”
MPBT has participated in Rancho Cielo’s Family Fun Day in 2018 and 2019 as well as a supporter of Jacob’s Heart Kidrageous Event. In 2017, MPBT children and their families briefly suspended their fundraising activities to reach out to the dance communities that suffered losses due to Hurricane Harvey.
We are proud to have partnered with The Thayer Academy of Dance providing them with the items that will get their young dancers back on the stage this season!
MPBT dancers have had the wonderful opportunity to perform for Cottages of Carmel, Carmel Hills Care Facility, Del Mesa Carmel, Carmel Rotary, Robert Downs Elementary School, Carmelo School, Forest Grove Elementary School, Greenfield / Gonzales, and North County Elementary & Middle Schools.