1. The LMBC Board officially produces the ballet, owns the costumes, signs the contracts with the Lied, the orchestra, guest performers, etc. The Board also sponsors the annual summer dance camp and many fund raising events. Its members are all volunteers who work year round managing the Company's affairs.
2. The artistic staff is hired by the Board to professionally manage specific responsibilities. The staff includes the artistic director, assistant director, the costume director, stage manager, lighting designer, hand-prop coordinator, and the scenic director.
3. The Lincoln Midwest Ballet Guild is a volunteer group that organizes workers, raises funds, and develops support services for dance in general and the LMBC in particular. Guild committees often work with the Board to implement activities like the artists-in-residence outreach program called Backstage at the Ballet.
4. The fourth group is the reason why all the others exists; this is the performers. The cast for The Nutcracker is usually around 200 persons. Every performer in the production of the Nutcracker is known as a cast member. Approximately 25 out the the collective 200 cast members will be specifically designated by the casting judges as a company dancer or apprentice dancer.