Rochester City Ballet | Kids Out and About Rochester

Rochester City Ballet

1326 University Avenue
Rochester , NY , 14607
Phone: 585-461-5850
43° 9' 4.1184" N, 77° 34' 1.9812" W
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Robert Gardner
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Founded in 1987, Rochester City Ballet is Rochester, New York’s preeminent professional ballet company. Its mission is to create inspiring, entertaining, and educational experiences through the art of dance while providing the highest level of artistic and technical excellence. We feel a particular urgency for our mission because we are the only professional ballet company in the state outside of NYC. For Upstate residents who don’t travel to NYC or the NYCB residency at SPAC (Saratoga, NY) we provide the only opportunity to see live professional ballet performances.


RCB has invited celebrated guest choreographers like Inma Rubio Thomas, Patrick Corbin, Daniel Gwirtzman, Bill Evans, and Edward Ellison to set work on the company. RCB also has performed American masterworks by George Balanchine (Serenade) and Gerald Arpino (Valentine).

RCB is committed to enriching the quality of life in the greater Rochester community. In May 2015, it held its first annual Sensory-Friendly performance for children on the Autism Spectrum. For numerous years, the company has performed for the entire second grade of the Rochester City School District, as well as taking dance into the schools through interactive performances and creative problem solving workshops. RCB donates thousands of tickets to underserved youth affiliated with the Boys and Girls Club, Sojourner House, Wilson Commencement Park, East House, and Hillside Children's Center. Additionally, RCB conducts outreach activities at Barnes and Noble, Strong National Museum of Play, Stepping Stones Learning Center, and public libraries in Monroe and Ontario counties.

RCB's In Studio Series has exposed community members to an intimate, behind-the-scenes look at the creative process and an opportunity to experience dance at a very low cost.

Arts: Performance, Dance


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Rochester City Ballet Nutcracker- Fort Hill Performance Center

Friday, December 10, 2021 6:00 pm Saturday, December 11, 2021 2:00 pm & 6:00 pm Sunday, December 12, 2021 2:00 pm

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