Luna Mexicana Stay At Home Soiree

Join us in a celebration of Día de los Muertos.
 
Share a meal from Agave,
Ballet Folklórico México Danza,
Jalisco Harpist Salvadore Vazquez,
hear about the elements of an ofrenda with Daniel Camacho,
learn to construct paper marigolds,
and see excerpts of Oakland Ballet in Luna Mexicana
 
all from the comfort of your own home.

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Advice from the Dancers

Advice from the Dancers

Four of OBC's dancers, Ashley Thopiah, Lawrence Chen, Marianne Bassing, and Skylar Burson, offer up their best advice. What is the best advice anyone ever gave you about Auditions?Marianne: You will never be the best in the room. You might have the highest legs, or...

After high school, what’s next?

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With graduation on the horizon, high school seniors are planning their future. As dancers, it is not so straightforward. Many battle with the idea of pursuing a dance career knowing the competitiveness, lack of stability, and often times low wages not to mention the...

Getting the most from Class

Getting the most from Class

It’s Spring and as we all look forward to in-person summer programs, fingers crossed. Now is a good time to clean up our class habits. To improve you want to glean the most amount of benefit from the class as possible. Here are some tips to help you do just that. Take...

Choosing a Summer Program

Choosing a Summer Program

You took your young child to ballet but you never expected they would stay engaged so long. Now you find yourself with a serious ballet student trying to navigate the world of summer programs. What to do? Here are some tips any ballet parent must learn in order to...

Auditions

Auditions

There are many misunderstandings about auditions that lead to unnecessary anxiety. Although the audition process can be challenging and disappointing, it can also be exciting and fun. Auditions are possibilities and an opportunity to show what you have but feeling...

Love Yourself

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The study of dance is exciting, challenging, and rewarding. It can also be frustrating and disappointing. As a profession, a lot depends upon qualities over which you have no control. Of course, we can work and improve but proportions or our overall shape are out of...

Academy Student Wins Contest

Academy Student Wins Contest

We’re so proud of Academy at Oakland Ballet student Alexandrea Baker for having won first place in a youth arts competition with her solo choreography! This contest was sponsored by Arts for Oakland Kids, a fantastic organization who aims to ensure that students in...

Voter Resources for the Arts Community and Beyond

Voter Resources for the Arts Community and Beyond

Here at Oakland Ballet we’ve gathered a few resources that we felt might help smooth the voting process. We hope they make casting your ballot easier, and if you want to go beyond the ballot and get more involved in arts advocacy, we’ve got you covered too! Feel free...

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

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Cancellation of Paramount performances

Cancellation of Paramount performances

It is with great regret that we announce the cancellation of the 2020 Paramount Theatre performances of Luna Mexicana and The Nutcracker.  Look for their return in 2021. Our Luna Mexicana Stay At Home Soiree will be October 30, 2020 7PM. Tickets available soon. Mark...