THE STATE BALLET OF RHODE ISLANDArtistic director Herci Marsden


    The State Ballet of Rhode Island and Artistic Director Herci Marsden invite you to attend: The 15th Annual Partner with the Arts Food & Wine Tasting Soireé on the Garden Grounds of The State Ballet of Rhode Island Thursday, May 31st, 2018, 6:00pm-9:30pm

  • Company audition

    Herci Marsden, Artistic Director and Choreographer of The State Ballet, is holding open auditions for aspiring young male and female dancers.  Dancers that are accepted into the Company may be a part of SBRI’s spring performance “ALICE’S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND” a ballet in two acts with the fascinating music of Joseph Horovitz. The performance takes place on March 23 & 24, 2018 at the historic Park Theatre in Cranston, RI.

  • Alice‚Äôs Adventures in Wonderland

    SBRI is excited to announce a State Ballet premiere, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, a ballet in two acts with the music of Joseph Horovitz. SBRI’s five resident choreographers take on a large-scale collaboration along with Herci Marsden, the company’s artistic director.  This performance takes place on March 23rd & 24th at the beautiful Park Theatre in Cranston, RI.

  • Flames of Hope a celebration of Life Weekend

    Join The State Ballet of Rhode Island, the Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Resource Foundation, and thousands of Rhode Islanders on October 1st, 2016, 6:00pm at the statehouse in Providence, RI.

    SBRI dancers and the company's resident choreographer, Shana Fox Marceau, are delighted to share their passion for ballet and for their community as they portray what it really means to have Faith, Courage, Hope, Determination, and Strength in life's difficult situations. 

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  • Giselle

    (World Premiere Paris France– June 1841 * SBRI RI Premiere– Nov. 1964) A Romantic Ballet in Two Acts by: Theophite Gautier on a theme of Heinrich Hein

  • The State Ballet of Rhode Island Announces Its 56th Anniversary 2015/2016 Season!

    In their 56th performance season, The State Ballet of RI (SBRI) will continue to honor their title as Rhode Island’s longest civic, regional ballet company by inspiring their audiences with the classic taste of ballet, complemented by unforgettable entertainment. This year’s repertoire will ceaselessly relay to the community that to say ballet is merely a form of dance is an understatement.

  • Become a Member of The State Ballet of RI!

    This year, we would like to offer you the option of selecting how your membership funds will be applied: i.e. Season Productions, Scholarships, Project Ballet in Education or General Operating Fund. You also have a choice to make a donation in someone’s Memory. Your support is needed in many ways and funds can be applied at your discretion.

  • Interested in Taking a Ballet Class?

    The Brae Crest School of Classical Ballet was founded in 1958 by the Marsden family and is the official school of The State Ballet of Rhode Island. The month of September is our “Open House”! Call (401) 334-2560 or email for a day and time to visit.