The Ballet Alliance

an association of pre-professional companies

The former Regional Dance America/Pacific Region member companies have recently formed The Ballet Alliance, securing the future for dancers yet to come.  Our companies value rigorous training methods and innovative choreography, which benefit the education of our dancers.  We look to the future as an organization that values education over all else.  Our member Artistic Directors will cooperate each spring to host an annual Festival, as we have done each year.  The Festival is a wonderful experience for our dancers, where they take master classes, perform, and forge new relationships.  Our members will ensure that scholarships to world-class ballet schools, contracts to professional companies and acceptance to prestigious college and university dance programs will continue to be available to our dancers at each Festival.  The Ballet Alliance member company Artistic Directors photographed below in the Spring of 2018 in Spokane by Scott Martinez.

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Our association with the National Association for Regional Ballet and Regional Dance America

The National Association of Regional Ballet (NARB) was established in 1956.  NARB contributed to the decentralization of dance and, under its auspices, regional companies grew in stature and quality nationwide.  Over time, five regions were formed.  Over 200 companies, including more than 2 dozen nationally recognized professional groups, have been NARB or RDA member companies.  Regional Dance America (RDA) was founded in 1988 to continue the work of NARB and promote the artistic development of dance companies throughout the United States.  Santa Cruz Ballet Theatre was a proud member of Regional Dance America/Pacific from 1988 to 2018, and continues to be dedicated to the regional ballet movement through The Dance Alliance.

 

CONGRATULATIONS to our four high school Juniors who auditioned for college and university dance departments and were recognized with awards by the following programs at Festival 2019.  

Milana Beck ~ Encouraged to apply to Brigham Young University, UC Santa Barbara, CalArts, Cornish College of the Arts (with audition requirement fulfilled), The Juilliard School and USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance

Flora Chatwin ~ 1/4 Tuition Scholarship to BYU; Early Admission to Dance Major @UC Santa Barbara; Invitation to apply to Boston Conservatory; Encouraged to apply to University of Missouri - Kansas City, CalArts, University of Utah, Cornish College of the Arts (with audition requirement fulfilled), The Juilliard School and USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance

Ryan Gonzalez ~ Full Tuition Scholarship to BYU; Out of State Tuition Waiver to Utah Valley University; Accepted to the BFA Program at University of Missouri - Kansas City; Strongly encouraged to apply with possible scholarship to University of Utah; Strongly encouraged to apply to CalArts and Indiana University - Jacob’s School of Music; Early Admission to Dance Major @UC Santa Barbara; Invitation to Apply to Boston Conservatory; Encouraged to apply to Cornish College of the Arts (with audition requirement fulfilled), The Juilliard School and USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance

Caroline Meisel ~ Encouraged to apply to Cornish College of the Arts (with audition requirement fulfilled), University of Missouri - Kansas City, UC Santa Barbara, The Juilliard School and USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance

 

 

 

Congratulations to our dancers who performed so beautifully at the Ballet Alliance Festival in Spokane, earning Honor Company recognition for 2019! 

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