The Alameda Civic Ballet, along with its affiliate school, Alameda Ballet Academy, was founded in 2003 by the Artistic Director, Abra Rudisill. Both the school and company were created to impart the best elements of the classical ballet tradition to the East Bay. In her lessons and leadership, Rudisill draws upon her 20 years of experience as a Prima Ballerina and Ballet Mistress with Oakland Ballet and seeks to carry on her artistic lineage through the education of Bay Area youth.
The goal of the company is to create and present quality community accessible ballet performances, while providing young dancers the opportunity to gain valuable experience performing alongside professional dancers.
Born in Brooklyn, New York, Ms. Rudisill began dancing at the age of six. She was formally trained at Ballet Del Monte Sol in Santa Fe New Mexico under the direction of Louise Licklider, a former New York City Ballet dancer. At the age of 16, after working with guest teachers Alexander Minz, Anna Marie, and David Holmes, she pursued a career as a professional dancer.
Thanks for being that spark! We’ve enjoyed participating in the Nutcracker every year! It’s a great production and fulfills much more than you can ever imagine. You provide a great opportunity for our children to learn the art of ballet and to take with them the lessons to apply to every day life. – Doug Wong, on the Nutcracker performance
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I wanted to let ABA know that the dance show we saw last week was spectacular! My daughter and I loved every minute of the show! Thank you for bringing such a high quality show to Alameda. I would expect nothing less with Ms. Abra’s involvement.
Susan Naclerio – on the United We Dance performance
It has been a joy to be a part of the whole experience…I have learned so much. And thank you, always, for all you do to help Talia grow and learn. She loves and embraces the challenges you offer her. – Eve Pearlman, on the Nutcracker performance
Abra, I wanted to thank you again for all the extra time you were able to give my daughter in helping her prepare for her auditions. We just heard today that she got into City Ballet’s summer program. She’s thrilled! Thank you again for helping her make that happen.
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Alameda Civic Ballet
1402 Park Street
Alameda, CA, 94501