The Dance Center and Berkeley City Ballet
Berkeley City Ballet was founded as a non-profit organization in 1974.
After 40 years, Berkeley City Ballet continues to provide the intensive training and performing experience necessary to qualify young dancers for entrance into major dance companies. BCB’s advanced students audition and are selected to participate in supplementary summer workshops at renowned schools. Over the years, a considerable number of BCB graduates have continued into professional careers in dance with companies such as American Ballet Theatre, Joffrey and the Dance Theater of Harlem.
The Dance Center was formed in 2014 when four studios were established. This expansion provided an opportunity to offer more classes in a variety of genres. Classes include Ballet, Jazz, Modern, Pilates/Yoga, and Ballroom. These classes are for students of all ages and backgrounds.
Berkeley City Ballet’s mission is to bring cultural enrichment, and an awareness and appreciation of the art of dance, to the East Bay.