Ballet Magnificat! is a professional Christian ballet company founded in Mississippi in 1986 and located in the state capital, Jackson. It has been described as the premiere Christian dance company in the United States and has spawned numerous dance companies and ministries. The 501(c)(3) non-profit ministry consists of a full-time Touring Company, Pre-Professional Training Program, School of the Arts, Summer Dance Intensive, Jr. Dance Intensive, and Brazil satellite company and school.
Founder and Artistic Director Kathy Thibodeaux was the 1982 Silver Medalist at the USA International Ballet Competition (held every four years in Jackson, Mississippi). Founder and Executive Director Keith Thibodeaux is the former child actor best known for portraying “Little Ricky” on the I Love Lucy TV show and drummer for the groundbreaking Christian rock band David and the Giants. The company's base, Jackson, is the same city as the USA International Ballet Competition.
The nation's first professional Christian dance company it is now considered the benchmark for professional Christian dance around the world and is credited for its role in restoring dance as a form of worship in the church. Wikipedia