Pasadena Civic Ballet carries a commitment to the community that extends beyond the development of artistic expression for young dancers. Through scholarships, ticket donation programs, outreach, and fundraising, PCB aims to make performing arts accessible to a broad spectrum of audiences. During the COVID-19 pandemic, PCB donated hundreds of tickets to its drive-in and outdoor performances of The Nutcracker and Wizard of Oz. PCB is proud to support various schools and charitable organizations including PUSD, LAUSD, Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Club 21, Door of Hope, Five Acres, Hillsides, Young & Healthy, Foothill Family Services, Cancer Support Community and ChapCare.
Arts Education & Outreach
PCB partners with local public schools and non-profits to develop arts curricula that not only expose children to different dance forms but also meet state fitness standards. Our onsite school programs educate students in dance basics through introductory workshops or more advanced techniques via master class series. Many programs culminate in site-specific or district-wide ensemble performances supporting the arts. To date, over 8,000 students have participated in our local schools' outreach efforts.
In partnership with Kidspace Museum, PCB created the "Art of Physics", an outreach series aimed at blending the arts and sciences into educational performances inspired by the laws of physics. The Company was gifted a grant to develop and perform the initial work to over 1,600 museum guests during Pasadena's Art Night. PCB expanded the series with the "Physics of Flight", which takes themes from our Peter Pan Ballet and connects them to the concepts of the aerodynamics of flight.
Special Fundraising & Gifts
PCB has developed ticket giveback programs to work with the community to raise funds for local schools. Participating schools have earned money to support arts education with each ticket purchase made by student families. Additionally, Pasadena Civic Ballet is honored to host children at our performances from public schools and philanthropies, many enjoying their first ballet experience.