Since its founding in 1969, California Riverside Ballet has been presenting exciting programs to the delight of our audiences and dance critics alike. Featuring a repertoire of outstanding choreography, CRB has become a promising company with a unique style and character of its own. Traditionally, CRB presents three major productions, provides the community with four major Outreach programs, and hosts numerous community and fundraising events. CRB has been host to guest artists and master teachers including Julia Adam, David Allan, Sabina Allemann, Evelyn Cisneros, Kimberly Glasco, Nicole Helinka, Kipling Houston, Darci Kistler, Kenneth Kreel, Stephen Legate, Serge Levoie, Gregory Osborne, Maya Plisetskaya, Clinton Rothwell, Christopher Stole, Edward Villella, Veronica Tennant and Igor Zelenski.
California Riverside Ballet auditions are open to any dancer, and our casts include students from the best schools in the area. As a result of their performance experience with the California Riverside Ballet, many receive scholarships from major company schools. A good percentage of our dancers have been contracted with major companies all over the world. Some of our guest artists such as Darci Kistler and Stephen Legate, now with other companies, received their initial performance training with our company and through our official school, Riverside Ballet Arts.
CRB is a non-profit (501c3) corporation and is supported in part by the City & County of Riverside; Riverside Arts Council, The Press-Enterprise, as well as private individuals and corporations. We invite you to join us in supporting the Inland Empire’s finest ballet company so that CRB can continue presenting outstanding programs, and give our community’s young dancers the chance to prove their worth along side celebrated artists from the finest ballet companies in the world.