Contra Costa Ballet Centre's leadership programs offer upper-level dancers the opportunity to connect with, inspire and share the knowledge of their art with aspiring younger dancers. As ambassadors of Contra Costa Ballet, the Company dancers serve as volunteers at community outreach and fundraising events sponsored by the Contra Costa Ballet Foundation. The program also encourages the dancers to develop their own leadership skills through the mentoring program and teacher-assistant programs.
Company dancers serve as role models for the Contra Costa Ballet Centre's younger dancers and are assigned a lower-level class to teach level-appropriate variations of choreography from the Company's upcoming performances.
As teacher assistants, upper-level dancers have the opportunity to work alongside seasoned faculty members and study the art of ballet instruction. Teacher assistants are trained to lead the class both in the studio and on stage at the Contra Costa Ballet Centre's annual Student Showcase.