50th Anniversary Season

For half of a century, OBC has provided dance excellence and community service to the East Bay, touching many lives, and making a lasting impact in the performing arts world and our community. Planning is underway to commemorate this milestone and celebrate the heritage of OBC. Stay tuned for more information about this exciting season.

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Help us launch our 50th Anniversary Season by becoming a sponsor of our 2014-2015 season and making your tax-deductible contribution today.

For more information on our 50th Anniversary season sponsor benefits click here.

By making your contribution now, you will be among the first to secure your participation in the many exciting performances and events planned for this milestone celebration.

With your help, OBC will commemorate a successful 50th Anniversary season and continue to grow and thrive as a performing arts institution.


 

An Inspirational 2013-2014 Season

Oakland Ballet Company will wrap a very successful 2013-2014 season at the end of June. More than 7,000 patrons attended Graham Lustig’s “The Nutcracker” in December, the “Discover Dance” educational outreach program brought the joy of dance to more than 5,000 East Bay students, and scholarships to OBC training programs were awarded to 10 young dancers.

A highlight of the season was the spring repertory production, “Oakland-esque” – an Oakland inspired evening of dance and music held at the Malonga Theater in May. “Oakland-esque,” featured four new dance works all inspired by the richness and diversity present in Oakland.

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“Oakland-esque” boasted sold-out performances, high-profile news coverage, and rave critical reviews. Carla Escoda from “The Huffington Post” wrote, A program that celebrates this spirited city with such style and invention deserves a long run, in many different venues. This is the future of ballet. Companies in other cities should pay attention.


We are thankful for the support of our 2013-2014 season sponsors:

Chevron
City of Oakland Cultural Funding Program
The San Francisco Foundation
Bank of America
Clorox
The East Bay Community Foundation
East Bay Sotheby’s International
The Matson Foundation
Wells Fargo
Kaiser Permanente
Shorenstein Properties
Cypress Security
Highland Partners
Recology
Signature Development Group
Webcor Builders

Thank you to our media partners Coast Radio, Oakland Local, and Telegraph Media.

To renew your partnership for the 2014-2015 season or to become a partner, click here. You can also contact Leah Curran at info@oaklandballet.org or 510-893-3132.

 

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