California Riverside Ballet

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California Riverside Ballet
General information
Name California Riverside Ballet
Year founded 1969
Principal venue Riverside Fox Theater, Riverside
Artistic staff
Artistic Director Mario Nugara
Ballet Mistress Stephanie Saland
Music Director Scott Dunn

California Riverside Ballet is a ballet company formerly headquartered in Riverside, California, United States, in Riverside's historic Aurea Vista Hotel, city landmark number 84.[citation needed] The company was founded in 1969, and operates as a non-profit organization, with support from the city of Riverside, the County of Riverside, the Riverside Arts Council, The Press-Enterprise, and other charitable donations. In addition to staging local ballet performances, the organization is known for its annual fundraiser, called Ghost Walk,[1][2] that takes place prior to Halloween in Downtown Riverside. Today, the California Riverside Ballet hosts multiple events in downtown Riverside each year including Spirit Walk, the Nutcracker Tea and The Nutcracker.

California Riverside Ballet created The Academy Program in June 2013 to offer affordable and free ballet training to students in low income areas.[3]


1969 Founded in Riverside, CA. Split into two different ballet schools both in Riverside, Riverside Ballet Arts, under Glenda Carhart, and California Riverside Ballet.[4]


  1. ^ LUCAS, LAURIE. "HALLOWEEN: Scare up some fun with Ghost Walk in Riverside". Retrieved 2016-06-23. 
  2. ^ "Ghost Walk Riverside". Retrieved 2016-06-23. 
  3. ^ BALLET, CALIFORNIA RIVERSIDE. "RIVERSIDE: Summer ballet program to begin June 19". Retrieved 2016-06-23. 
  4. ^ Press-Enterprise, HOLLY LA PAT | Special to The. "Season brings change for California Riverside Ballet". Retrieved 2016-06-23. 

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