Ballet Magnificat!

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Ballet Magnificat! is a professional Christian ballet company founded in 1986 and located in Jackson, Mississippi. It has been described as the premiere Christian dance company in the United States.[1] Their professional touring companies have performed both nationally and internationally. In 1989 Ballet Magnificat began offering classes to local dancers through their School of the Arts. They also began a Summer Dance Intensive in that same year that now attracts hundreds of dancers from around the world every year.

The executive and artistic directors are Keith and Kathy Thibodeaux respectively.[2] The company is based in Jackson, Mississippi; the same city as the USA International Ballet Competition.

Many television fans know Kieth Thibodeaux as the child actor and drum prodigy who played "Little Ricky" on the I Love Lucy television series which Starred Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz. The show aired from 1951 through 1957 and his actual name on the show was Richard Keith.


  1. ^ Doyle, Alicia (April 19, 2008). "Troupe of Christian dancers to perform". Ventura County Star. Camarillo, CA. Archived from the original on June 13, 2013. Retrieved June 13, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Directors". Ballet Magnificat!. Retrieved June 13, 2013. 

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