Capitol Ballet Company
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Organization Details


Capitol Ballet Company presents the full length ballet of Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker every December to an audience of youth, families, adults and seniors in venues throughout the Sacramento region. Each spring we present various classical ballets and contemporary premieres in addition to dances from the younger ballet students. In addition to Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker, our expanding repertoire includes La Bayadere, Le Corsaire Pas de Trois, Don Quixote, Flames of Paris Pas de Deux, Giselle, Markitenka, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Napoli, Paquita, Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake, Les Sylphides, and Sylvia, in addition to excerpts from various other classical ballets. Our contemporary ballet premieres include Grofe Variations, Concerto, Dvorak Serenade, Sweet Debussy, Spanish Rhapsody, Pastorale for Guitar and Ascension, Les Patineurs, Sweet and Low, and Shostakovich. We provide outreach with free tickets, presentations and discounted performances to under-served or confined individuals who might not otherwise see a live ballet performance. We serve about 2,000 audience members and 25,000 individuals at various community events of mostly youth, seniors and families.
Program Successes
We continue to develop student dancers into company level dancers who are able to perform professional level dances on pointe as a Company dancer. Many of our Company dancers graduate into professional companies or post secondary education. We employ guest dancers from professional companies, including former Capitol Ballet dancer alumni who now dance professionally. Every year, graduating company dancers are accepted into professional ballet companies such as the Texas Ballet Theater, Santa Barbara Ballet, San Diego Ballet and Smuin Ballet to name a few. Audience numbers for our Nutcracker remained stable this December in spite of presenting at one less venue. We continue to offer complimentary Nutcracker tickets to organizations serving individuals with chronic conditions and disabilities, homeless or high risk youth. Audience members consistently rate us with high marks on quality of performances, both from the general public and seasoned patrons who understand the art form. We offer excellent value ticket prices, which allow a wide audience access to quality live ballet performances.