Ballet22

Oakland, CA

Founded in 2020 by Roberto Vega Ortiz and Theresa Knudson, Ballet22 exists to push the boundaries of what is possible in ballet by focusing on producing and presenting works, ranging from classical to contemporary ballet, that break gender normative traditions. Ballet22 is dedicated to commissioning new works that give representation to mxn dancers en pointe, as well as works that amplify LGBTQ+ voices. The company is guided by values of inclusivity of body type, gender identity, and race. In addition, the company aims to create positive change to ballet culture by providing a respectful, safe place to work with equitable wages for artists.
Ballet22