Welcome to The Ballet Company of East County!
In 2005 The Ballet Company of East County was brought to life from a dream to provide more dance opportunities to Eastern Contra Costa County. A team of talented teachers and choreographers, and a handful of other brilliant artistic minds, came together to create a full scale, professional production of The Nutcracker at the historic El Campanil Theater in Antioch.
Each year the company has grown and now The Nutcracker is performed every holiday season to a theater of more than 2,000 delighted audience members of all ages and is a part of many families’ holiday traditions. BECE is able to provide a professional performance experience to over 90, child and adult, dancers and actors every year.
BECE is community minded and philanthropically driven. Dancers from throughout the communities have always been encouraged to participate in productions and over the years the cast of The Nutcracker has represented six local dance studios. In 2011 the flagship program Dance In Schools was a resounding success in the Oakley School District. With plans to expand its Community Outreach, BECE would like to continue the Dance In Schools program in other local schools.
In 2012 BECE, along with its home studio, East County Performing Arts Center, awarded over $3000 in dance scholarships to dancers in need. This money has afforded many dancers the opportunity continue on with their training in avenues that were not possible before. In 2013 the team will award over $5000 in scholarship money.
The future is very bright for The Ballet of Company of East County and you are invited to join in on journey. Please enjoy the pages of this website as you learn how to come along as an audience member, volunteer, performer or team member!!