About the Alameda Civic Ballet

The mission of Alameda Civic Ballet is to create and present community accessible ballet performances while educating and engaging the community in the performing arts

The Alameda Civic Ballet, along with it's affiliate school, Alameda Ballet Academy were founded in 2003 by the Artistic Director, Abra Rudisill. Both the school and company were created to impart the best elements of the classical ballet tradition to local dance students and the surrounding community of the East Bay. In her lessons and leadership, Rudisill draws upon her 20 years of experience as a Prima Ballerina and Ballet Mistress with Oakland Ballet, and she seeks to carry on her artistic lineage through the education of Bay Area youth.

Alameda Civic Ballet was founded in February 2003 and achieved non-profit 501(c)(3) status as a charitable organization in November of 2004. The goal of the company is to create and present quality community accessible ballet performances, while providing young dancers with valuable experience performing alongside professional dancers.







Degas Dancer

"Just wanted to let you know that we were among the school audience today...loved every second! Wonderful concept, beautifully realized. Thank you SO MUCH for bringing so much beauty and culture to our town...and specifically to our school aged-children. Emily and Ian loved it. (p.s. everyone was charmed to death by the littlest ballerina - and I do mean all those schoolyard hardened 3rd and 5th graders!)"

Elizabeth Eliassen
on the Impressionists performance
for AUSD students