Coppélia – November 24 and 25


The State Ballet of Rhode Island, Celebrates Season 64 at the beautiful McVinney Auditorium in Providence!

November 24 & 25 at 2pm: Reunite- See Friends, See Family, See Ballet!  Kick off your holiday season with a RI tradition, Herci Marsden’s COPPELIA, a witty and enchanting love story with a toy shop of dancing dolls and a dash of magic.  With the beautiful music of Leo Delibes, follow a feisty Swanhilda as she makes believe she is the Coppelia doll that comes to life.

SBRI’s cultural treasure COPPELIA, is a ballet that will tickle you with laughter and entertain you as it has entertained audiences for more than 150 years.  At this family friendly show, all patrons, regardless of age, must have a ticket for entry.

Friday 2pm Matinee: Come 1 hour before the Show for a drink, cocktail & specialty souvenirs.

Saturday 12:45pm Before Matinee Sure to amaze and impact your child, “Tea Time in the Toy Shop” is a wonderful opportunity for children to meet & greet the cast while enjoying tea time delights, souvenirs and a backstage tour with an on stage photo opportunity.

$15 for adults & $10 for kids. Reservation required in advance by call 401-334-2560. (2pm matinee tickets not included)


SBRI is dedicated to expanding accessibility to the arts.  With the support of the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, we are able to offer two  “Pay What You Can” events this season.

Coppelia – November 21 – 10AM

A Midsummer Night’s Dream – March 15 – 10AM

Call or email to reserve your seats:
401 – 334 – 2560

Click here for more information about Project Ballet In Education

SBRI on YouTube

Explore some seelections of our performances

Check back as we continue to add samples of our repitoire

Brae Crest School

Enroll in classes at the official school of the State Ballet of Rhode Island

Classes run year round and including summer camp

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.

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.

63rd Anniversary  Book

Take the opportunity to view our 63rd Anniversary Souvenir Book. The book features information on the company’s history, our dancers, repetoire and much more.

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.

The book is also available at our performances.  To purchase tickets to our upcoming performance of Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland you can use the links to individual performances on the main page.

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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