Beaumont Civic Ballet was founded by Marsha Woody and state chartered as a non-profit education organization with the late Dr. James Bridges as president of the Board in 1971. In 1983, Beaumont Civic Ballet became a member of the Southwestern Regional Ballet Association, now known as Regional Dance America, Southwest and was later promoted to Honor Company status. The Company has grown consistently since that time and is now in its 43rd year with over 75 dancers, including junior, senior apprentice, and senior members.
Company membership is acquired through open audition each year. Many hours are spent in training and rehearsing for productions that are performed in the Julie Rogers Theatre and for other civic organizations, such as the Junior League of Beaumont, with hopes of bringing the art of dance to a higher level of appreciation. Our dancer also participate in specific fund raising projects for the Company.
Over and over again, Beaumont Civic Ballet has proven to be a healthy and vibrant asset to the Texas cultural environment. BCB offers outstanding performances, welcomes the brilliance of such guest professional companies as Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Baryshnikov, Ballet Florida, Houston Ballet, Beaumont Civic Ballet’s own Robert La Fosse with Stars of American Ballet, the Moiseyev Dance Company from Moscow, the sensational “Tap Dogs”, and most recently Russia’s Georgian State Ballet, while continuing to expand, educate, and excite southeast Texas audiences. In May of 1996 Beaumont Civic Ballet was proud to perform in Austria at the invitation of the International Youth Music Festival. We proudly salute our former BCB company members who have joined professional dance companies, including Edmund La Fosse, Krissy Richmond, Robert La Fosse, Glenn Edgerton, Margo McCann, Allison Odom, Jennifer Mattingly, Kendra Snaufer, and Joshua Spell.
- Graduation Ball
- Les Sylphides
- Peter and the Wolf
- Pas de Quatre
- Swan Lake – Act II
- Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
- Prince Igor
- La Fille Mal Gardee
- Raymonda Variations
- Sleeping Beauty – Act III, Arora’s Wedding
- Alice in Wonderland
- and many original pieces staged by guest choreographers
The Company has been carefully directed in its long-range plan to expose its dancers and audiences to choreography including contemporary, jazz, and classical ballets.