Anaheim Ballet

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Anaheim Ballet
General information
Name Anaheim Ballet
Previous names Coast Ballet Theater
Year founded 1985
Senior staff
Director Lawrence Rosenberg and Sarma Lapenieks Rosenberg
Official school Anaheim Ballet School
Associated schools Anaheim Ballet School Summer Intensive
Formation Principal
Corps de Ballet

Anaheim Ballet is a ballet dance company based in Anaheim, California. Their mission is to "enlighten and entertain audiences with classically rooted programming and contemporary presentation."[1]


The company was founded in 1985 under the name Coast Ballet Theater.[2] Anaheim Ballet was named the resident ballet company of the city by Anaheim's City Council in 1997.

As of 2012, the company is led by co-directors Lawrence Rosenberg and Sarma Lapenieks Rosenberg.[3]


Anaheim Ballet stages regular performances in Anaheim, and also performs extensively in Orange County, Los Angeles, and on tour regionally to Nevada and Arizona.[4]

Anaheim Ballet produces a weekly ballet video podcast on their own YouTube channel.

The Anaheim Ballet also presents the Anaheim International Dance Festival with Chapman University, in association with Youth America Grand Prix.

Anaheim Ballet School[edit]

Anaheim Ballet offers classes for students ages 3–adults who are interested in pursuing a career in ballet, or merely looking for recreational training. The school stages an annual Spring Concert, and Anaheim Ballet annually performs the holiday ballet The Nutcracker. Students of Anaheim Ballet School have competed in the finals of the Youth America Grand Prix competition since its founding; the competition is the world's largest international student dance competition.[5] Anaheim Ballet's summer student program draws students from Orange County and from abroad.[6]

"STEP-UP!" Community outreach program[edit]

In addition to regular performances and classes, Anaheim Ballet also runs an educational outreach program called STEP-UP!, that offers training to beginners as well as advanced students, with special no-cost accommodations made for under-privileged students.[7][8]

Professional alumni[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "About Anaheim Ballet". Accessed February 2012.
  2. ^ Let's Get Cultural (PDF). City of Anaheim. Spring 2009. p. 12. Retrieved March 6, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Directors". Anaheim Ballet. Retrieved March 6, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Dance" Archived January 12, 2014, at the Wayback Machine.. Anaheim Performing Arts Center Foundation. Accessed February 2012.
  5. ^ Let's Get Cultural (PDF). City of Anaheim. Spring 2009. p. 12. Retrieved March 6, 2012. 
  6. ^ Diamond, Pamela (August 22, 2000). "Sharing Finer Pointes of Dance". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved March 6, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Step Up! Educational Outreach". Accessed February 2012.
  8. ^ "Cultural Arts" Archived February 22, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.. Anaheim City Council. Accessed February 2012.
  9. ^ "Aria Alekzander, Corps de Ballet". Retrieved March 23, 2014. 
  10. ^ "Charles Andersen, Corps de Ballet". The Royal Danish Theatre. Archived from the original on July 9, 2012. Retrieved March 6, 2012. 
  11. ^ "Alyssa Springer, First Year Corps". Retrieved March 23, 2014. 

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