Bay Pointe Ballet

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Bay Pointe Ballet (BPB) was a classical ballet company based in South San Francisco[1] and was led by Artistic Director Bruce Steivel. Bay Pointe Ballet’s principal performance venue is the San Mateo Performing Arts Center, with tours to other cities including Reno, NV.[2]


Bay Pointe Ballet's repertory includes Bruce Steivel's Nutcracker, Peter Pan, Coppelia, Dracula, Cycle, In The Mood, Raymonda pas de dix, and selections from A Midsummer Night's Dream among other classical repertory. The season also includes a New Works program of new ballets created by emerging and established Bay Area choreographers. The company formation includes distinctions of Principal, Soloist and Corps de Ballet. Current company members,[3] as of October 2015, include:


  • Grigori Arakelyan
  • Edilsa Armendariz
  • Tiffany Brand
  • Michael Dunsmore
  • Shaina Leibson


  • Forrest Andres-Beck
  • DuRron Chambers
  • Heba Fayed
  • Chelsea Hix
  • Constanza Murphy
  • Alec Roth
  • Lindsey Salvadalena
  • Jessica Woodman

Corps de Ballet

  • Gina Antonucci
  • William Davis
  • Katya Duncan
  • Matthew Ebert
  • Kristen Goldrick
  • Tara Hutton
  • Evan Johnston
  • Anna Kroeker
  • Edgar Lepe
  • Cason MacBride
  • Carlos Narvaez-Duran
  • Nina Pearlman
  • Alyse Romano
  • Sophia Rumasuglia
  • Harmony Sorter
  • Annalise Thompson
  • Jennifer Torrano
  • Alexandra Venter
  • Alessandra Yrure


The school at Bay Pointe Ballet provides dance education based on the Russian Vaganova method of ballet instruction and has three divisions: Primary, General and Curriculum.[4] Classes start at the age of four, where curriculum division students are given the opportunity to audition for the children’s roles in the company production The Nutcracker.

A summer intensive is held every year with guest faculty from Russia, Romania, China, and Italy.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Chan, Kerry (28 September 2013). "Bay Pointe Ballet on the move: Company finding a home in South San Francisco". Daily Journal. Retrieved 15 October 2013. 
  2. ^ "The Nutcracker". Grand Sierra Resort. Retrieved 15 October 2013. 
  3. ^ "Dancers". Bay Pointe Ballet. Retrieved 15 October 2013. 
  4. ^ "Classes & Programs". Bay Pointe Ballet. Retrieved 15 October 2013. 

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