THE STATE BALLET OF RHODE ISLANDArtistic director Herci Marsden

  • Coppelia: A Whimsical & Enchanting Love Story of a Dancing Doll!

    Come and enjoy SBRI’s traditional full-length holiday ballet which through the years has retained all the humor and exciting dancing that placed it among the favorite classic story ballets. Coppélia is a sweet love story first performed in 1870. It is a SBRI's tradition for the young at heart.


    The State Ballet of Rhode Island and Artistic Director Herci Marsdenason event)clip from last seSoireé on the Garden Grounds of The State Ballet of Rhode Island invite you to attend: The 15th Annual Partner with the Arts Food & Wine Tasting Soireé on the Garden Grounds of The State Ballet of Rhode Island Thursday, May 31st, 2018, 6:00 pm-9:30 pm. (A clip from last season event)


  • Alice‚Äôs Adventures in Wonderland

    SBRI is excited to announce a State Ballet premiere, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, a ballet in two acts with the music of Joseph Horovitz. SBRI’s five resident choreographers take on a large-scale collaboration along with Herci Marsden, the company’s artistic director.  This performance takes place on March 23rd & 24th at the beautiful Park Theatre in Cranston, RI.

  • Coppelia Audition

    Attention All Aspiring Dancers, ages 6-21:

    The State Ballet of Rhode Island presents its annual "Open Audition" for students to participate in a Rhode Island tradition, Herci Marsden's "Coppelia", a witty and enchanting love story of a dancing doll.

  • Flames of Hope a celebration of Life Weekend

    Join The State Ballet of Rhode Island, the Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Resource Foundation, and thousands of Rhode Islanders on October 1st, 2016, 6:00pm at the statehouse in Providence, RI.

    SBRI dancers and the company's resident choreographer, Shana Fox Marceau, are delighted to share their passion for ballet and for their community as they portray what it really means to have Faith, Courage, Hope, Determination, and Strength in life's difficult situations. 

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  • Giselle

    (World Premiere Paris France– June 1841 * SBRI RI Premiere– Nov. 1964) A Romantic Ballet in Two Acts by: Theophite Gautier on a theme of Heinrich Hein

  • The State Ballet of Rhode Island Announces Its 56th Anniversary 2015/2016 Season!

    In their 56th performance season, The State Ballet of RI (SBRI) will continue to honor their title as Rhode Island’s longest civic, regional ballet company by inspiring their audiences with the classic taste of ballet, complemented by unforgettable entertainment. This year’s repertoire will ceaselessly relay to the community that to say ballet is merely a form of dance is an understatement.

  • Become a Member of The State Ballet of RI!

    This year, we would like to offer you the option of selecting how your membership funds will be applied: i.e. Season Productions, Scholarships, Project Ballet in Education or General Operating Fund. You also have a choice to make a donation in someone’s Memory. Your support is needed in many ways and funds can be applied at your discretion.

  • Interested in Taking a Ballet Class?

    The Brae Crest School of Classical Ballet was founded in 1958 by the Marsden family and is the official school of The State Ballet of Rhode Island. The month of September is our “Open House”! Call (401) 334-2560 or email for a day and time to visit.