San Gorgonio Ballet is a 501(C)3 nonprofit professional ballet company that was established in 2003 by founding artistic director Julia Olsen-Rodriguez. The ballet company is dedicated to the preservation and presentation of the art of classical dance by providing professional performances danced by professional dancers from throughout the United States. The company trains and gives opportunity for talented local youth to perform with these artists in both elite theater productions along with many local outreach performances yearly.
San Gorgonio Ballet Junior Company is scheduled to perform from 3 to 5 p.m. April 28 at the Learning Center’s Hall in downtown Banning. San Gorgonio Ballet Junior Company is a special group of talented young dancers on their way to professional careers in dance. This amazing young company will be performing a variety of classical and contemporary ballet works along with a special appearance by artistic director, Julia Olsen-Rodriguez. The performance will also feature the great classical ballet titled "Pas de Quatre" first set in 1845 by Jules Perrot; it’s one of the most adored of the classical ballets. There will also be a sampling of some new contemporary work and a rousing Can Can, sure to please one and all.
The $10 admission will benefit Dorothy Ramon Learning Center, which saves and shares Southern California’s Native American cultures, arts, languages, and history. The Center offers a concert every Fourth Sunday in a cross-cultural series that benefits the Center’s work.