Making an Impact Through
Dance Education

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Now, more than ever, San Pedro City Ballet is thriving.

Last year, our former student Misty Copeland was promoted to Principal dancer at the prestigious American Ballet Theatre in New York and made headlines as the first African-American female ever to do so. She started her ballet career with us at age 13, and through hard work and perseverance has gone on to be an international ballet superstar. Her story is one of true inspiration and one of which we are proud to be a part.

Last December, Misty participated in an epic San Pedro homecoming celebration, which resulted in raising funds for our DancEd Steps Up Afterschool Program. This program goes beyond school instruction, identifying talented students and providing free intensive instruction and support that will allow them to pursue professional careers in dance.

Participants from our DancEd Steps Up elementary school program have had amazing opportunities to perform with the Dizzy Feet Foundation, dancing alongside talent from “So You Think You Can Dance,” “Dancing with the Stars,” and more.

We are excited to announce a recent grant from the California Arts Council to expand our DancEd Steps Up program, which provides free access to dance education and performance opportunities to over 1,400 elementary school students in underserved communities throughout Southern California.

We are very proud of these recent accomplishments, and now we are reaching out to you, our past and present supporters, for your help to keep San Pedro City Ballet thriving. Your generous support will enrich our non-profit organization and its programs, such as our world-class pre-professional dance company, our critically-acclaimed annual production of The Nutcracker, and our free DancEd Steps Up outreach program.

All donations, of any size, help to fund these programs. By making a tax-deductible gift, you can help ensure that San Pedro City Ballet continues to make an impact through dance education. You will also have the satisfaction of knowing that you made an important investment in the arts in your community by helping to bring the joy and discipline of dance to our youth.

Don’t miss out on being a part of something great—support us today!

To make a secure online donation, please click the button above, or call 310.732.1861.


Yes, I'd like to make an impact today!

As a thank you for your generous donation, you will receive the following perks:

Circle Donors | $25–$249
- Name recognition on the San Pedro City Ballet website for one year

Pearl Circle | $250–$499
- Name recognition on the San Pedro City Ballet website for one year
- Name recognition in the The Nutcracker 2016 playbill

Sapphire Circle | $500–$999
- Name recognition on the San Pedro City Ballet website for one year
- Name recognition in the The Nutcracker 2016 playbill
- Invitation for you and a guest to attend a behind-the-scenes dress rehearsal for the annual production of The Nutcracker
- Two tickets to the SPCB production of The Nutcracker at the Warner Grand Theatre on December 10, 2016
- Invitation for you and a guest to attend the reception after the opening night performance of The Nutcracker with all SPCB dancers,    staff, and board members on December 10, 2016

Ruby Circle | $1,000–$4,999
- Name recognition on the San Pedro City Ballet website for one year
- Name recognition in the The Nutcracker 2016 playbill
- Invitation for you and a guest to attend a behind-the-scenes dress rehearsal for the annual production of The Nutcracker
- Two tickets to the SPCB production of The Nutcracker at the Warner Grand Theatre on December 10, 2016
- Invitation for you and a guest to attend the reception after the opening night performance of The Nutcracker with all SPCB dancers, staff, and board members on December 10, 2016
- Free admission for you and a guest to attend the annual spring fundraising dinner and silent auction (date TBD)
- Two tickets to the annual spring concert at the Warner Grand Theatre (date TBD)

To make a secure online donation, please click the button above, or call 310.732.1861.


Meet Carlos, Age 9

"I found out about the DancEd Steps Up program at career day when Mrs. Cindy came over and got me to think about it. It made me feel a little more confident to start dancing because she told me I had a lot of potential. When Mrs. Cindy told me that the program wasn’t just for girls it was also for boys, I was convinced to do the audition.

I’ve enjoyed being able to dance in an artistic way and to be able to dance with other people. I like to be artistic, and I like to create new moves at home, but I’m shy to do it in front of a lot of people. I took YMCA hip hop, but only once a month. I even practiced at home with my own moves. I felt blessed when Mrs. Cindy told me I could take any class I was interested in. I’ve always wanted to learn how to jump high like ballet dancers, and now I have a chance.

I didn’t think I was going to be able to do any type of dance because of the money. So when I found out I was accepted, I was super excited! I felt special, like I was famous because I would get to dance and get to be on stage. I feel exotic because I get to dance, and not everyone gets a chance to take classes like this. I didn’t really think this could happen to me—it is like a dream come true."