representing chico and the northstate with excellence

Now in its 33rd season under the direction of Deborah Jorritsma and Catherine Sullivan, Chico Community Ballet is an acclaimed pre-professional ballet company for dancers ages 6-25 years. Graduates have gone on to dance professionally with highly regarded companies including Boston Ballet, Joffrey Ballet and Pittsburgh Ballet.

providing education, development, and experience 

Chico Community Ballet, through performance experience, company training and development from the earliest stages at its official school, Chico Creek Dance Centre, provides a learning experience which extends a positive influence far beyond the dance floor. From Early Childhood Development classes to upper level training, from ballet to contemporary, students build personal discipline leading to a practiced professionalism in both preparation and performance. As evidenced by the numerous Chico Community Ballet dancers who have been accepted to train with or have become members of professional companies, students are availed the opportunity to grow to the point that they are prepared to step into the professional world.

reaching out to an expanding community

The positive influence of the arts increases proportionally with the number of lives it touches.  To this end, Chico Community Ballet presents special performances for hundreds of local students and numerous outreach opportunities throughout its season. When possible, guest performers are presented, broadening the experience of local audiences and dancers alike.