Mission and Core Values

Our Mission

The Oakland Ballet Company provides accessible, relevant, and exciting dance that inspires and educates all ages of our diverse community.

Core Values

Dancer performing leap to the left in front of choir.

Diversity

Committing to diversity, equity, and inclusion in all aspects of our organization.

Nutcracker dancers perform demonstration on small portable stage in a gymnasium.

Education

Providing impactful connections to the arts by presenting captivating dance education to students of the East Bay.

Dancer kneeling down to talk to audience member.

Community

Engaging our community with relevant performances showcasing a diversity of genres from classical ballet to folklorico to street dance.

One dancer in wheelchair supporting another dancer while two others stand to right.

Accessibility

Performing in a variety of easily accessible and affordable venues throughout Oakland and the East Bay.

Dancers intertwining with each other in a group pose with very minimal light.

Excellence

Presenting vibrant new works by current choreographers representing the highest standards in performance art.

A duet, front dancer arching back to look at back dancer.

Inspiration

Challenging audiences to redefine the boundaries of classical ballet through partnerships with groundbreaking community artists.