Pacific Festival Ballet
Through the presentation of world-class public performances, children’s outreach educational programs, and a variety of community activities, Pacific Festival Ballet supports and advances the art of dance, sustaining the traditions of classical ballet while creating new and ground-breaking theatre. Presenting three seasons of dance annually, each performance affords company dancers (drawn from Westlake Village-based California Dance Theatre, the company's training school), returning professional alumni and world-renown guest artists the opportunity to explore the different facets of the art of dance and provides a living canvas for creative expression and exploration. Continuing a tradition that has spanned over two decades, Pacific Festival Ballet strives to groom tomorrow’s stars of the dance world while bringing the biggest and brightest talent from across the globe to audiences throughout the Conejo Valley.
American Ballet Theatre
California Dance Theatre is proud to include the American Ballet Theatre National Training Curriculum, a breakthrough 8 level program that combines high-quality artistic training with the basics of dancer health and child development. The ABT National Training Curriculum consists of a comprehensive set of age-appropriate, outcome-based guidelines to provide the highest quality ballet training to dance students of all ages and skill levels.
Primary through Level 6 & Partnering will be taught by ABT Certified Teachers, Kim Maselli, Jonathan Sharp, and Collen O'Callaghan, who have successfully completed the ABT Teacher Training Intensive of the ABT National Training Currculum. All of the CDT ballet faculty will be instructing students under the guidelines of the ABT National Training Curriculum.
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Civic Arts Plaza
The Civic Arts Plaza is the realization of a 20-year dream by Thousand Oaks citizens to provide a facility to house quality cultural activities. To date, over three million people have patronized the Civic Arts Plaza since its successful October 1994 grand opening. Designed by nationally renowned architect Antoine Predock, the 3-acre City complex juxtaposes serene meadowland and park-like vistas with a bustling entertainment center. Predock’s vision, which he describes as confronting “the fantastic duality of Southern California—the man-made realm and the landscape,” has resulted in an intricately assembled structure of modern proportions nestled amongst towering oak trees, natural grasses and wandering stream beds. The City of Thousand Oaks is located 12 miles from the Pacific Ocean and 45 minutes from downtown Los Angeles. The combination of ideal location, temperate climate and country setting contribute to a pleasant stay while visiting the Civic Arts Plaza.