Ms. Midgley danced professionally with the Houston Ballet Company, under the direction of Ben Stevenson. She is a graduate of the North Carolina School of the Arts and holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in dance performance, in addition to a degree in communications, from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas.
Her students have gone on to dance professionally with Boston Ballet, Alberta Ballet, Ballet Austin, Cincinnati Ballet and Charlottesville Ballet, and have received traineeships at Ballet West, Atlanta Ballet, Richmond Ballet, and Nevada Ballet. Annually, Queen City Ballet students are accepted into prestigious summer programs such as The School of American Ballet, American Ballet Theater, Juilliard, Joffrey Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, Alonso Kings LINES, Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Ballet Austin, Atlanta Ballet, Ballet Chicago, and Pittsburgh Ballet Theater. Her students have been recognized at International ballet competitions including Youth American Grand Prix, American Ballet Competition, and Russian Pointe.
Ms. Midgley was a guest instructor with the Shanghai Ballet in China in 2005. In 2008 she was awarded the Teacher of Excellence Award by American Dance Arts Institute of Education at the American Ballet Competition. Ms. Midgley judged at the Denver Ballet Guild competition in 2009. Since 2012 she has judged and been a Guest Instructor for Sheer Talent, Ltd competitions and workshops at both the regional and national levels. She has served as artistic director of Queen City Ballet for 14 years and graced Helena stages with full-length productions of Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Alice in Wonderland, contemporary ballets, and the beloved annual tradition of The Nutcracker.
Youth Program Director
Rebecca is a graduate of the University of Utah where she earned a BFA in Dance Performance and teaching emphasis. While at the University of Utah, Rebecca studied under Conrad Ludlow, Bené Arnold, Sharee Lane, and Maureen Laird.
Prior to the University of Utah, Rebecca performed with the Fort Worth Ballet in The Nutcracker. She is also a graduate of the Alberta Ballet School. While there, she danced in The Nutcracker, Cinderella, and Sleeping Beauty. Rebecca has also studied at the Royal Winnipeg Ballet School and Les Grand Ballets Canadiens. Rebecca is an RAD certified teacher.
Rebecca has been teaching and inspiring dancers at Queen City Ballet for 15 years and graces the stage in the annual Nutcracker.
Jill started her dance training in 1996 at Queen City Ballet. Jill has appeared in Queen City Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker as Clara, Columbine Doll, Snow Corp., Flower Lead, Spanish Lead, and Sugar Plum Fairy.
She has been awarded scholarships at the Montana Dance Arts Association and has been accepted to summer intensive programs at the American Ballet Theatre in Orange County, California, Ballet Austin in Texas, and Northwest Dance Intensive in Olympia, Washington.