Experience world class culture amidst the stunning backdrop of Montana’s natural beauty! The Yellowstone International Arts Festival features the best of the classical performing arts, indigenous tribes, and cultural traditions from around the world. Events include the "Fairy Tea for the Arts - Waters of Life" on July 11th, Yellowstone International Arts Festival - Feel the Freedom" performance on August 19th, "Meet the Artist" event, the opportunity for local youth to attend the August 19th dress rehearsal free of charge, as well as outreach and workshops with local youth.
The Yellowstone International Arts Festival was founded by the "most influential ballet family of our time," (London dance critic Graham Watts, April 2019) who were born and raised in Montana, and now work professionally around the world. It is produced by the non-profit Youth Arts in Action, a 501c3 which has been serving Montanans for more than 17 years, with an emphasis on youth and arts education.
Past highlights have included dancers of the Paris Opera Ballet, Mariinsky Ballet, Russia, Mikhailovsky Theatre, Russia, Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, Italy, San Francisco Ballet and American Ballet Theatre. International Cellist, Opera Singer, & Musicians from Germany, London and Russia, Native American Fancy Dancers. Young Montana talent from Vagonova Ballet Academy, Russia, English National Ballet School in London, Manhattan School of Music in NYC and Crossroads School for Arts & Science.