Mission & History


Inland Pacific Ballet’s mission is to build and sustain a professional ballet company in the Inland Empire of Southern California. The Company is committed to producing exquisitely staged productions of full-length classic story ballets as well as presenting the best in contemporary choreography.

Through creative marketing and an extensive K-12 Education Program, IPB strives to introduce new audiences to the magic of ballet, and to make the experience more available and accessible to all. The Company is also committed to the nurturing of new talent and provides an essential training ground for serious young dancers.
Fall Dance Fest Giselle Act 2 Celyna Tran
The Nutcracker 2021 Act 2 Reece Taylor Inland Pacific Ballet

History & Repertoire

Founded in 1993, IPB has become the premiere professional ballet company in the region. The Company’s repertoire includes classics such as A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Blake/ Mendelsohn), Les Sylphides (Fokine/Chopin), Graduation Ball (Lichine/ Strauss) and Swan Lake Act II (Schergen after Ivanov/Tchaikovsky). Full length classical masterpieces include Giselle (Coralli, Perrot/Adam), Coppelia (Holden after Ivanov/Delibes), and a lavish production of The Nutcracker (Blake-Koenig/Tchaiskovsky).

Contemporary classics include Beginnings (Choo San Goh/Berkeley), Rodeo (DeMille/Copeland) and masterpieces by the legendary George Balanchine, including Who Cares? (Gershwin), Concerto Barocco (J.S. Bach) and Serenade (Tchaikovsky).

A growing body of original work includes The Little Mermaid by Eric Skinner and Daniel Kirk, Dracula choreographed by Arturo Fernandez, Cinderella choreographed by Laurence Blake, and Beauty and the Beast choreographed by Clinton Rothwell.

Education Program

A Young Person’s Guide to the Ballet is IPB’s signature educational program. Since 1995, more than 150,000 school children in grades from Preschool to High School have been introduced to the magic of ballet at morning performances. The lecture/demonstration format includes an introduction to stagecraft and dance with a live performance in a beautiful theater.

The popular and affordable Field Trip Program draws students from public, private, charter, and home schools from throughout the southern California region. YPGB has been supported by funders including The Haskell Fund, US Bank Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Inland Pacific Ballet Outreach Program Bridges Auditorium School Children
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Apprentice & Trainee Program

The IPB Apprentice and Trainee Program provides young dancers with mentoring, learning, and performance opportunities. Apprentices and Trainees are selected each summer by audition to work with the Company in a rigorous rehearsal and performance schedule. Through this process they are given the invaluable tools and experience required to become professional dancers.

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