The Alameda Civic Ballet, along with its affiliate school, Alameda Ballet Academy, was 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 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 seeks to carry on her artistic lineage through the education of Bay Area youth.

The goal of the company is to create and present quality community accessible ballet performances, while providing young dancers the opportunity to gain valuable experience performing alongside professional dancers.

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