Welcome to Oakland Ballet!

Oakland Ballet Company is a non-profit, performing arts organization that reflects the diversity of Oakland and the greater East Bay. The mission of the Oakland Ballet Company is to provide accessible, relevant, and exciting dance that inspires and educates all ages of our diverse community. We greatly appreciate your investment in us.

Dancer in a traditional Mexican folklorico dress in front of an ofrenda looking and reaching up.

Luna Mexicana

Celebrate Dia de los Muertos with us!  Luna Mexicana is one of the Bay Area’s most elaborate and inclusive Dia de los Muertos events, a beautiful celebration of dance, music, and family.

Dancer performing a leap in an orange and red costume

The Nutcracker

Celebrate the spirit of the holidays with beautiful dancing, the Oakland Symphony, and the Piedmont East Bay Children’s Choir. Graham Lustig’s The Nutcracker will be the highlight of your holiday season!

Dancing Moons Festival written in curved letters above 2 dancers posing with a red cloth

Dancing Moons Festival

Dancing Moons Festival is the country’s first ballet program that features Asian American Pacific Islander choreographers. The program aims to eradicate Orientalism on the stage and bring contemporary ballet to life.

Academy students in class at the ballet barre.

Summer Intensive

Jump start your training in the summer by participating in our Summer Intensive. Strengthen your technique, grow your understanding of ballet, and make new friends.

The nutcracker prince lifting Marie in a Discover Dance performance.

Discover Dance

Oakland Ballet Company’s Discover Dance educational programs foster learning through dance with in-school programs, free community performances, scholarships to our training programs, and ticket donations.

The health and safety of our patrons, dancers and staff are our highest priority. We will adhere to all of the guidelines and best practices advised by health officials and continue to be agile in our response to changes.

In Gratitude

As a non-profit organization, Oakland Ballet Company looks to the community to help ensure we are keeping the art of dance accessible, relevant, and exciting. 

Ticket revenue contributes only a fraction of the cost to produce a show.

The rest comes from you!