North Coast Ballet California is a proud member of The Ballet Alliance, formerly known as RDA/Pacific. The Ballet Alliance is an association of pre-professional companies.
TBA member companies value rigorous training methods, and innovative choreography, which directly benefit the technical and artistic development of our dancers. Member Artistic Directors have built a unique and lasting camaraderie that relishes an inspiring support of each other, shared professional development, and networking opportunities.
The members of TBA host an annual 4 day Festival where dancers take master classes from renowned instructors, participate in dance-related seminars, perform for their peers, and forge new relationships. During Festival, member dancers are seen by recruiters from world-class ballet schools, professional dance companies, and college & university dance programs. It is common for dancers to be awarded scholarships to summer intensives, early acceptance to higher education dance programs, and receive apprenticeships or professional contracts from Artistic Directors. Over $66,000 in scholarships were distributed at our 2019 Festival in Spokane, WA.
An Adjudication process precedes Festival in early spring. Each season a professional in the field of ballet is selected to become an Adjudicator who then gives constructive insights for member companies. The Adjudicator visits each company on its home turf to evaluate their training methods, choreography, and non-profit organization. The Adjudicator becomes the Artistic Director of the Festival, having chosen works for 4 evenings of performances, and continuing the evaluation process throughout the performances. This process helps to maintain the standards of TBA, which values education, thus securing the future of our dancers.