Community Outreach

The mission of Rochester City Ballet (RCB) is to create inspiring, entertaining and educational experiences through the art of dance while providing the highest level of artistic and technical excellence.

RCB is committed to bringing the beauty of the art of dance to our community. We honor this commitment by offering numerous performances to groups throughout the area who would not, under normal circumstances, have the opportunity to enjoy a professional dance performance.

Annually, Rochester City Ballet brings thousands of Rochester City School District to a performance. Children have enjoyed school-day performances of The Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, The Ugly Duckling, Green Eggs & Ham, and Peter and the Wolf. We regularly reach out to the community with open Lecture Demonstrations for young children along with visits to nursery schools, elementary schools and local retail establishments, offering mini performances and book readings.

It is our goal to bring the art of dance to each and every person who has a desire to be entertained along with educating others who are unaware of the beauty of dance. If you are interested in booking RCB for your school contact Jessica Tretter at jtretter@rochestercityballet.org.

Outreach Initiatives

Performances for
Rochester City School children

RCB holds multiple school-day performances for our shows to Canandaigua and Rochester City School District children. 

Barnes and Noble Book Reading
Each year, RCB presents its annual pre-Nutcracker book reading and lecture/demonstration at Barnes & Noble bookstores. The event features dancers in costumes and a reading of the Nutcracker story. These events are open to the public and free of charge.

Contact Us

If you are interested in booking Rochester City Ballet for a special outreach performance, lecture or demonstration, please do not hesitate to contact us with your request. For outreach inquiries, call (585) 461-5850 or email us.

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