The Mendocino Ballet is the area's only dance program with Classical Ballet as its foundation, offering classes in a safe, positive, and non-competitive learning environment with an age-appropriate curriculum for all ages and levels. Incorporated as a nonprofit organization in 1985, we are dedicated to providing the highest quality professional dance instruction and performance opportunities in Mendocino County and surrounding areas.
With year-round classes for all ages from 3 through adult, we have a class for everyone. We offer classes on the coast in Caspar and in downtown Ukiah. Class sizes are limited so students receive individual attention. Our studios are family friendly with waiting areas for parents who want to watch their children dance. An active Outreach Program introduces dance history and the many benefits of dance and movement to school children and teachers from throughout the county. Our instructors bring years of training, education and professional experience to the classroom.
Our ballet students have the chance to perform in our annual "Nutcracker" as well as in original choreography and ballets of favorite fairytales and stories from "Cinderella", "Alice in Wonderland" and "Peter and the Wolf" to "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs", "The Little Mermaid" and more! We also offer the opportunity for our "Art of Classical Ballet" students to participate in a special Cultural Exchange Program with dancers from France. All students have the chance to perform in our annual Spring Showcase featuring Ballet, Jazz, Modern Dance and more!
Simply put, we provide the most comprehensive, professional dance program in the area with an emphasis on a positive experience for YOU and YOUR child!