Anaheim Ballet

Anaheim Ballet is a dance company based in Anaheim, California. Their mission is to "enlighten and entertain audiences with classically rooted programming and contemporary presentation."[1]

Anaheim Ballet
General information
NameAnaheim Ballet
Previous namesCoast Ballet Theater
Year founded1985
Websitewww.anaheimballet.org
Senior staff
DirectorLawrence Rosenberg and Sarma Lapenieks Rosenberg
Other
Official schoolAnaheim Ballet School
Associated schoolsAnaheim Ballet School Summer Intensive
FormationPrincipal
Soloist
Corps de Ballet

HistoryEdit

The company was founded in 1985 under the name Coast Ballet Theater.[2] Anaheim Ballet was named the resident ballet company of the city by Anaheim's City Council in 1997.

As of 2012, the company is led by co-directors Lawrence Rosenberg and Sarma Lapenieks Rosenberg.[3]

PerformancesEdit

Anaheim Ballet stages regular performances in Anaheim, and also performs extensively in Orange County, Los Angeles, and on tour regionally to Nevada and Arizona.[4]

Anaheim Ballet produces a weekly ballet video podcast on their own YouTube channel.

The Anaheim Ballet also presents the Anaheim International Dance Festival with Chapman University, in association with Youth America Grand Prix.

Anaheim Ballet SchoolEdit

Anaheim Ballet offers classes for students ages 3–adults who are interested in pursuing a career in ballet, or merely looking for recreational training. The school stages an annual Spring Concert, and Anaheim Ballet annually performs the holiday ballet The Nutcracker. Students of Anaheim Ballet School have competed in the finals of the Youth America Grand Prix competition since its founding; the competition is the world's largest international student dance competition.[5] Anaheim Ballet's summer student program draws students from Orange County and from abroad.[6]

"STEP-UP!" Community outreach programEdit

In addition to regular performances and classes, Anaheim Ballet also runs an educational outreach program called STEP-UP!, that offers training to beginners as well as advanced students, with special no-cost accommodations made for under-privileged students.[7][8]

Professional alumniEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "About Anaheim Ballet" Archived 2012-02-22 at the Wayback Machine. Anaheimballet.org. Accessed February 2012.
  2. ^ Let's Get Cultural (PDF). City of Anaheim. Spring 2009. p. 12. Archived from the original (PDF) on December 8, 2011. Retrieved March 6, 2012.
  3. ^ "Directors". Anaheim Ballet. Archived from the original on March 16, 2012. Retrieved March 6, 2012.
  4. ^ "Dance" Archived January 12, 2014, at the Wayback Machine. Anaheim Performing Arts Center Foundation. Accessed February 2012.
  5. ^ Let's Get Cultural (PDF). City of Anaheim. Spring 2009. p. 12. Archived from the original (PDF) on December 8, 2011. Retrieved March 6, 2012.
  6. ^ Diamond, Pamela (August 22, 2000). "Sharing Finer Pointes of Dance". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved March 6, 2012.
  7. ^ "Step Up! Educational Outreach" Archived 2012-02-27 at the Wayback Machine. Anaheimballet.org. Accessed February 2012.
  8. ^ "Cultural Arts" Archived February 22, 2012, at the Wayback Machine. Anaheim City Council. Accessed February 2012.
  9. ^ "Aria Alekzander, Corps de Ballet". Retrieved March 23, 2014.
  10. ^ "Charles Andersen, Corps de Ballet". The Royal Danish Theatre. Archived from the original on July 9, 2012. Retrieved March 6, 2012.
  11. ^ "Alyssa Springer, Soloist". Retrieved February 17, 2019.

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