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Effective immediately and until further notice:  Patrons attending in-person, indoor performances (of SBRI) must either show proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 or proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test dated within 72 hours of performance time.  For patrons under the age of 12, vaccination or test results are not required, but must be accompanied by an adult with the correct proof.  All patrons, regardless of age or vaccination status, must wear a mask (covering nose and mouth) while inside the venue (unless eating or drinking).

Brae Crest School of Ballet

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Support SBRI

Consider supporting the State Ballet of Rhode Island

SBRI is a non profit 501C3 Civic Classical Ballet Company

State Ballet has been awarded a grant from the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, through the Rhode Island Culture, Humanities, and Arts Recovery Grant (RI CHARG) program. This program was made possible thanks to the National Endowment for the Arts, via funds from the federal American Rescue Plan Act.

SBRI Returns to the theater with Coppelia

We are excited to return to the theater on November 27!  Come and see Coppelia at McVinney Auditorium.

Summer Classes

Please contact us at 401-334-2560 or via email at   


View information about our upcoming performances and events.

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Corporate Sponsorship

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Brae Crest
School of Ballet

The official school of
The State Ballet of Rhode Island


Brae Crest School of Ballet offers year round programs for all ages and levels of experience.

Classes are taught in ballet technique, pointe, character, pas de deux, ballet variations. Class levels are scheduled for pre-primary, beginners, intermediate, advanced and professional.

Founded in 1958, BCSB, is the official school of The State Ballet of Rhode Island, Director Herci Marsden.  We offer classical ballet classes for all ages, all levels and all abilities.  Come see what we have to offer or try one class first at our historic ballet studio in Lincoln.  Our new season begins on September 3rd. Registration is ongoing throughout the year.

52 Sherman Ave. Lincoln, RI 02865
Call 401-334-2560 for your one on one appointment today.


60th Anniversary  Book

Take the opportunity to view our 60th Anniversary Souvenir Book. The book highlights decades of performances, costumes, sets, ballets and dancers.

Company dancers had the opportunity to wear many of the handmade costumes from past ballets. These are displayed in eye popping color that shows the detail in the costumes.

You can also explore the State Ballet of Rhode Island’s “Historic Pointes” section that highlights accomplishments as far back as November 19, 1960. This is when the State Ballet of Rhode Island had it’s premiere performance in Rhode Island at Veterans Memorial Auditorium.

60th Anniversary Gala


Our Diamond Anniversary Gala at The Dunes Club in Narragansett will have a new day announced soon.

Stay tuned for tickets and more information about our future Gala plans!

I’m very proud to say my daughter dances for The State Ballet of Rhode Island. Mrs. Marsden is a wonderful, strong woman who cares very much for each of her dancers. I couldn’t have asked for better role models for my daughters.

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Very welcoming, Brae Crest’s doors are open to all. Whether you have trained in ballet for years, you are bringing your child for his or her first class, or you yourself are pursuing a long time childhood dream, there is a spot for everyone. 

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