The State Ballet Mission
Since its premiere performance in November 1960 at the Veterans Memorial Auditorium, SBRI has sustained itself performing in a wide variety of venues. Also, SBRI is the State's first ballet company to offer a Cultural Enrichment Program to our community schools. The Explore Ballet Workshop is designed to offer an on site ballet curriculum including demonstrations and short performances. The Field Trip to the Ballet is attending the ballet at the theater where students and faculty are guided through a performance. The choreographer discusses the mechanics of staging, music, lighting, and the ballet itself. Discussions with the students also include the physical training and history of ballet.
The State Ballet of Rhode Island maintains its mission:
- To provide artists with an opportunity to experience the arts through diverse and creative programs and performances,
- To provide a creative outlet for dancers, composers, musicians, writers, and costume designers, and
- To serve as a place where talented dancers can share in their passion.
- To provide opportunity to develop new generations of ballet patrons through our "Project Ballet in Education" programs.
Over The State Ballet's long history, SBRI has performed with the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra, Providence Opera, at numerous state-wide civic celebrations and has represented Rhode Island around the United States and in Europe. Most recently, the State Ballet is featured at the Gloria Gemma Research Foundation Waterfire event.
Former Company Dancers of The State Ballet of Rhode Island have gone on to work with many prestigious dance companies all over the world. And many male and female dancers have established their own professional companies. Please browse our website for more information about The State Ballet of RI, its school and programs or call us at (401) 334-2560.
Brae Crest School of Classical Ballet
52 Sherman Avenue
Lincoln, Rhode Island
The State Ballet of Rhode Island, Rhode Island's first classical ballet company in residence, is a non-profit, regional, semi-professional ballet company
whose purpose is to promote and maintain the highest standards of dance education and performance.
52 Sherman Avenue Lincoln, RI 02865 | (401) 334-2560 | Get travel directions to SBRI.
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