The Johnstown Concert Ballet Company supports innovations in dance performance and cultural outreach.
The Johnstown Concert Ballet Company is a 501c3 nonprofit, all-volunteer, organization, supporting the region’s only local, professional, ballet productions. This includes JCB’s annual Nutcracker Ballet, and a Spring performance that changes every year. Company members work tirelessly behind the scenes year-round, funding and securing costumes, set design, storage, studio space, marketing and venues for rehearsals and performances. Company members also rally and organize the dozens of volunteers it takes to create the ballet’s productions.
The Company also provides programing throughout Johnstown and neighboring communities that goes beyond traditional ballet performances. The Company’s mission is to expose everyone in our region to the dance arts, regardless of age or socio-economic background. While rooted in classical ballet, Company programming has included: training with professional folk dancers; bringing world-renowned creative moment experts to work with local senior care facilities; outreach like Teas and Tutus, an annual event exposing young aspiring dancers to the beauty of ballet.
Through funding secured by the Company, ballerinas were able to team up with local hockey players for an original dance performed on ice at the Cambria County War Memorial. The storyline for this dance continued through Spring performance, when dancers and hockey players performed once again at the Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center.