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About CCB

About California Contemporary Ballet

Learn About Our Company

California Contemporary Ballet (CCBallet), is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit company, founded by Aerin Holt, the company’s visionary choreographer and Artistic Director. Based in La Canada Flintridge, just outside of Los Angeles, California Contemporary Ballet has been working with the surrounding communities' dancers for nearly 30 years. Our company began as a pre-professional youth ballet troupe in 1996 and was known as Dance Street Performers. After many experiences on stage locally in Southern California and abroad, in 2008, the company re-established itself as a professional repertory company, known today as California Contemporary Ballet (CCBallet). 

CCBallet is one of Southern California’s burgeoning dance companies featuring a unique choreographic blend of classical, contemporary and theatrical dance works. The company often presents the works of original music by guest and resident composers, costume designers, theater lighting designers and guest talent. CCBallet provides its dancers with the opportunity to perform an exciting repertoire of innovative and original dance projects performed in concerts, theater and festivals throughout Southern California.

CCBallet continues to offer opportunities for talented young dancers by providing a youth company division within its organization, California Contemporary Youth Ballet (CCYBallet).

“In a society that worships love, freedom, and beauty, dance is sacred. It is a prayer for the future, a remembrance of the past and a joyful exclamation of thanks for the present.”
Amelia Atwater-Rhodes

Community Outreach

California Contemporary Ballet (CCBallet) is most pleased to serve and perform for many local, community and charitable organizations throughout Southern California.

CCBallet has been fortunate to serve as invited guests to perform by a number of Southern California charitable non-profit community organizations including Los Angeles Council District 14 Fourth of July Celebration and Festival, the Sunland Tujunga Lions Club of Southern California, The Kiwanis of Sunland California, the Women’s Auxiliary of Southern California, the Long Beach Day Nursery,  All Nations Church in Lakeview Terrace, the Celebrity Center International, and the Harvest Festival at Descanso Gardens, La Canada High School and more. CCBallet has performed in concert for the city wide campaign in support of a Drug Free L.A.  In most instances, CCBallet received an award acknowledgement for their contributions to the events sponsored by these organizations.

If your school, club or organization is located within the Los Angeles, Glendale, Foothills, Pasadena or Burbank areas and would like a special presentation by California Contemporary Ballet, you may contact us. We are here to serve and support dance awareness within the community.

Our Mission

Our Mission

The mission of California Contemporary Ballet, is to educate and provide inspired theatrical experiences for our dancers, community and Southern California. We seek to nurture, encourage and develop our artists and audiences in the creativity, imagination and joy of dance.

Imagine, if you can, a world without dance! By infusing our community with high-quality dance productions and encouraging the abilities of our artists, California Contemporary Ballet is preserving and enhancing the many benefits of this great art form.

We Need Your Support Today!

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