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Board of Directors

Sandra Corsetti, President

Lauren Ashton

Connie Foos

Lei Zhou

Richard Cammack, Artistic Director

Zola Dishong, Artistic Director Emeritus 

Sherri LeBlanc, Associate Director


Former Presidents

Joan Schubin

Linda Alexander

Cindy Engers

Verna Lin

Diana Bowler

Trish Bermudez

Wayne King

Heather Hamilton 

Katy Young

Founded in 1974, the Contra Costa Ballet Foundation is a non-profit organization bringing the art of dance to the East Bay. Our mission is to provide affordable, professionally-staged dance performances to our community.  We are also devoted to supporting a regional dance company, Contra Costa Ballet Company, and providing deserving young dancers with scholarships to be trained and gain performance experiences which will prepare them for a professional career in dance.  Through various Outreach Events, the Foundation seeks to bring the ballet to local schools and the public.  Contra Costa Ballet Centre is the official school of the Contra Costa Ballet Company. 


The Foundation sponsors two productions each season: The Nutcracker and Spring Repertory.   Each year, The Nutcracker is attended by an audience of more than 4,500. Spring Repertory features classical productions of Sleeping Beauty and Swan Lake for the greater community’s enjoyment as well as contemporary works like Alice in Wonderland.  These productions offer performance opportunities for dancers of the Contra Costa Ballet Centre, as well as unique exposure to perform with professional dancers at the Lesher Center for the Arts. 


Your support as a member of the Foundation helps to sponsor our two annual productions, scholarships, outreach and the Contra Costa Ballet Company. Donations over the last five years have helped to fund more than $65,000 in scholarships as well as myriad of Outreach Events throughout the community. 


We invite you to support the arts in your community by becoming a member of the Contra Costa Ballet Foundation. 


If you have any questions or would like additional information, please feel free to contact Foundation President Sandra Corsetti at, or  We thank you for your support!

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