Our mission is to be Southern California's leading pre-professional ballet company providing the finest in training to our youth as well as performances that inspire and enrich the community. We are providing a curriculum that has its foundation in traditional classical techniques enhanced by thirty years of experience incorporating cutting edge anatomical and kinesthetic principles. Our dancers experience a real company atmosphere and performance opportunities that mirror the professional world. Our proven success in consistently placing dancers in professional contracts has earned us the respect of the international ballet community. Our training instills self discipline, teamwork, perseverance, respect, self confidence and dedication to excellence.
Year after year, our students have been admitted and often awarded scholarships to prestigious summer programs of the American Ballet Theatre, Joffrey Ballet, School of American Ballet, Royal Ballet of London, San Francisco Ballet, Dance Theatre of Harlem, Ballet Hispanico, Kansas City Ballet, The Lines, Ballet Brazil, Houston Ballet, Alvin Ailey, Nevada Ballet Theatre, Milwaukee Ballet, and Boston Ballet.
At South Bay Ballet, our performances enrich and inspire the community encouraging a life-long love of the Arts. Each year South Bay Ballet offers an eclectic range of ballets, from classical to contemporary. In addition to The Nutcracker, our annual season includes both Bravo! A Classical & Contemporary Ballet Experience and Storybook Ballet, at the James R. Armstrong Theatre.