Capitol Ballet Company is a non-profit, pre-professional ballet company directed by Stuart Carroll and Sharon Newton since 1999. We are a volunteer organization staffed by highly skilled artistic directors, board members and volunteers so donations go directly to programming. The training received by the dancers is exceptional, thanks to the experience and dedication of our professional faculty.
Capitol Ballet Center, the school connected to the company, trains ages 4 to adult and inspires intermediate and advanced level dancers to join the company and perform, thereby preparing them for professional careers in ballet. Dancers in the company range in age from age 11 to adult. Capitol Ballet Company produces high quality ballet performances. In addition to our annual production of 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. Our season before the pandemic, we served about 2,000 audience members at our performances and about 25,000 individuals through community outreach events. Most of the individuals we serve are youth, followed by adults, families, and seniors.
Capitol Ballet Company brings the beauty and artistry of ballet to a diverse audience of art lovers. The strength and vitality of our pre-professional dancers generates excitement and appreciation for the arts at our venues throughout the Sacramento Valley Region of California. We strive to perpetually empower and motivate dancers through the discipline and study of dance, while enriching the experience of diverse audiences with accessible, quality performances.
Theater Rental and Production Costs: Funding $12,000. Includes various expenses related to presenting The Nutcracker Ballet such as theater rental, costume maintenance, supplies, guest dancers, technical staff, video, various supplies, marketing and printing costs.
Costumes: Funding $4,000, for The Nutcracker Ballet, Dance of the Flowers costume refurbishment.
Marketing and Community Outreach Plan: Funding $5,000. A marketing professional to develop a marketing plan for subsequent use by volunteers will help us expand our audience base so we can cost effectively add more performances to each production and strengthen our earned revenues and mission. We also welcome volunteer efforts to assist with this.