Young Artists' Community Ballet, Inc. (also known as Ballet Continental) was established in 1985 as a non-profit dance company to foster and develop an enriched performing group for young aspiring dancers within the surrounding communities of Southern Arizona (Pima and Santa Cruz counties).
As a performing company, Ballet Continental is comprised of young artists ranging from ages 12 through adult who are selected for each performing season by a yearly audition process. These auditions enable the dancers to be aware of the professional selection process. Ballet Continental dancers, actors and performers come from many communities of Southern Arizona including: Tucson, Sahuarita, Green Valley, Amado, Tubac, Tumacacori, Rio Rico and Nogales.
Under the direction of Artistic Director Lisa Baker DiGiacomo, who is in charge of rehearsing, casting and producing all company performances, Ballet Continental expands our youth and adult dancers' horizons and experiences as performers and group participants. Our goal is to provide each dancer, performer and actor (artist) involved a broader challenge and professional dance and performance experience.
As a result of the continued professional growth, Ballet Continental is a dance company recognized statewide.