Sacramento Ballet

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The Sacramento Ballet was founded in 1954 by Barbara Crockett and Deane Crockett. During Ms. Crockett’s tenure as Company Director, The Sacramento Ballet gained national recognition as one of the finest regional arts companies. Through community support, the formation of the Ballet Guild, and grants from the Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission, California Arts Council, and the National Endowment for the Arts, the Ballet was able to grow and begin to hire a resident company of professional dancers. In 1986, having accomplished her goal of making The Sacramento Ballet a professional company, Ms. Crockett retired as the Company Director.

In 1988 Ron Cunningham was engaged as Artistic Director, and was joined by his wife Carinne Binda the following year. The two became Co-Artistic Directors in 1991. The Sacramento Ballet is as well known for Cunningham’s world premieres of such works as Carmina Burana, The Rite of Spring and Bolero as it is for his classics, including The Nutcracker, Romeo and Juliet, and Cinderella. The Ballet’s audience has had the opportunity to experience a vast repertoire, including works by Septime Webre, David Parsons, Kathryn Posin, Agnes de Mille, Glen Tetley, Val Caniparoli, Trey McIntyre and Twyla Tharp. In 18 seasons, the Ballet has added 13 full-length ballets, 18 Balanchine masterworks, 36 Sacramento premieres, and 34 world premieres.

The Sacramento Ballet has received annual funding from corporations, foundations and government agencies to support its operational and artistic growth, including: California Arts Council, National Endowment for the Arts, Sacramento Regional Foundation, Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Council, The James Irvine Foundation, Target Stores, Raley’s Stores and the McClatchy Company to name a few. Since 1986, the company’s operating budget has grown steadily, and audience attendance has increased from 15,000 to over 80,000 each season. The Ballet remains the only Sacramento arts organization with a resident company of artists.

Artists As of April 2010[1][edit]

  • Ballet Mistress/Character Artist: Lynlee Towne
  • Character Artist: Nolan T'Sani

Artists as of October 2012[2][edit]

  • Ballet Mistress/Character Artist: Lynlee Towne
  • Character Artist: Nolan T'Sani

Dancers[edit]

Apprentices[edit]

Trainees[edit]

  • Christine Nankervis

Artists as of August 2015[3][edit]

Dancers[edit]

Apprentices[edit]

Trainees[edit]

Performances[edit]

2008-2009 (Season 54)[edit]

2007-2008 (Season 53)[edit]

2006-2007 (Season 52)[edit]

2005-2006 (Season 51)[edit]

2004-2005 (Season 50)[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Artists". Sacramento Ballet. Retrieved 27 April 2010. 
  2. ^ "Artists". Sacramento Ballet. Retrieved 8 October 2012. 
  3. ^ "Artists - The Sacramento Ballet". Retrieved 2015-08-31.