Charm City Ballet (CCB) is a Baltimore County-based performance company and academy. Our focus is on original full-length ballet productions, as well as giving dancers a well-rounded and thorough ballet education. We bring together a wide range of age and experience to expand the perspective and reach of the performing arts, particularly ballet, in the greater Baltimore area. CCB’s academy offers a full schedule of classes for dancers ages 3 through adult.
Charm City Ballet was founded by Peter Commander and Rebecca Friedman. Both Goucher College graduates of 2009 and local dance instructors, they sought a new artistic outlet but also wanted to create high-level performance and dance education opportunities for local dancers. Through CCB, they have employed a unique combination of high quality training and coaching mixed with a warm family feel that makes for a comprehensive and enriching experience.
Original scoring and choreography combine to evoke emotion and bring to life stories not typically shared in a full-length ballet format. Using a refined sense of musicality and commanding character performances uncommon to many nonprofessional ballet companies, we strive to redefine what it means to experience “local” ballet.
CCB produces two full-length ballet productions every year: one in the winter and one in the spring. Our annual winter production is of Charles Dickens’ "A Christmas Carol," and it is performed in December, and our spring production is another full-length story ballet that changes yearly and is held in June. All of our productions are cast based on our open auditions and we welcome dancers from all schools/studios. For specific information regarding auditions
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