Oakland Ballet Company

For over 40 years, Oakland Ballet Companyhas maintained its commitment to inspiring the East Bay community and beyond by keeping the tradition of ballet exciting, vibrant, and accessible, especially through the presentation of works of the Diaghilev repertoire and modern masterpieces. Oakland Ballet was founded in 1965 by Ronn Guidi, an Oakland native and student of Raoul Pausé, himself a former student of Ballets Russes dancer and choreographer Adolf Bolm. Oakland Ballet gained international recognition through its historical reconstructions of ballets from the legendary Ballets Russes of Serge Diaghilev, mounting of classic works of Americana and creation of innovative contemporary choreography. Noted revivals by Oakland Ballet include works by renowned choreographers Kurt Jooss, Michel Fokine, Charles Weidman, and Antony Tudor and the first restaging of works by Bronislava Nijinska in the United States. Championing American masterpieces as well, Oakland Ballet has presented Eugene Loring's Billy the Kid, Ruthanna Boris's Cakewalk,

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Persons

  • Atkinson, Kevin
    Classical Ballet / Dancer
  • Barocio, David
    Classical Ballet / Dancer
  • Bukowski, Sarah Cecilia
    Classical Ballet / Dancer
  • Crespo, Joshua
    Classical Ballet / Dancer
  • Danaher, Coreen
    Classical Ballet / Dancer
  • Doss, Anna
    Classical Ballet / Dancer
  • Duggan, Jamielyn
    Classical Ballet / Dancer
  • FIne, Emily
    Classical Ballet / Dancer
  • Griffin, Ikolo
    Classical Ballet / Dancer
  • Kerr, Emily
    Classical Ballet / Dancer
  • Little, Rachel Speidel
    Classical Ballet / Dancer
  • Mahoney, Damon
    Classical Ballet / Dancer
  • McConnell, Jackie
    Classical Ballet / Dancer
  • Merrick, Amber J.
    Classical Ballet / Dancer
  • Perlstein, Aaron
    Classical Ballet / Dancer
  • Pitts, Stephanie Foraker
    Classical Ballet / Dancer
  • Rutter, Laura
    Classical Ballet / Dancer
  • Salts, Stephanie
    Classical Ballet / Dancer
  • Schmalle, Denise
    Classical Ballet / Dancer
  • Thorne, Casey Lee
    Classical Ballet / Apprentice