Established in 1974 as a non-profit, Berkeley City Ballet remains a consistent and enduring part of the city of Berkeley.
For forty-one years Berkeley City Ballet has created a safe, caring environment for students of all ages and levels where they learn to dance and perform. Students often begin at a young age and grow up in the school. This gives them a special community, committed to them for the long-term, in which they gain skills not only in ballet and dance but also develop values such as discipline, focus, respect, confidence, bravery, team-work, and poise. These are meaningful values that support the student for a lifetime. Berkeley City Ballet believes that learning to dance well can also be fun and that each student can gain immensely from this art form.
Berkeley City Ballet and the new Dance Center continue to be committed to our mission of bringing cultural enrichment, as well as an awareness and appreciation for the art of dance, to the diverse East Bay.