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.

Help us launch our 50th Anniversary Season by becoming a sponsor of our 2013-2014 season and making your tax-deductible contribution by June 30.

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.

Planning is underway to commemorate this milestone and celebrate the heritage of OBC. Stay tuned for more information about this exciting season.

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

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

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.

TIP - Oaklandesque _ May 2014Steph Salts in “Oakland-esque.” Photo by Elizabeth Opalenik

“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. Purists may grumble, but this is the future of ballet. Companies in other cities should pay attention.”


Come dance with us! 

Our summer intensive workshop,
“Ballet Boot Camp” is back, July 14 – 26. Applications are due June 30.

OBC Boot Camp Summer Workshop

Back for its fourth summer, OBC’s Ballet Boot Camp is a two-week intensive workshop where students focus on strengthening their dance technique and expanding their artistic voice.


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 lcurran@oaklandballet.org or 510-893-3132.

 

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