San Diego Civic Youth Ballet was founded in 1945 and has been the resident classical ballet school in Balboa Park for almost 75 years.  The organization continues to provide over 500 students with daily ballet classes, produce 4 major ballet productions for over 20,000 patrons, teach over 750 students offsite through our Outreach Program and continue to operate in good financial health with a dedicated staff of 6 full-time and 12 part-time employees, with over 200 volunteers.  Through strategic planning, the board and staff prioritized SDCYB’s programming and will be expanding our programs in the subsequent fiscal year.

  • $789,999 in operating income with expenses of $794,537.

  • $203,699 of this was raised from individuals, foundations and corporations, and $586,300 in earned income from tuition and ticket sales.

  • Student enrollment continues to grow, with 500+ students and most levels at capacity.

  • Provides tuition-waived classes for students ages 7+ with unique physical needs, as part of our “Ballet for Me!” program.

  • Awarded over $25,000 in scholarships to SDCYB families in need.

  • Presented free performance excerpts of The Nutcracker to over 3,500 community members over the course of December Nights in Balboa Park.

  • Performed for over 1,200 school children and members of scout troops at our special discounted performances.

  • Impacted over 750 school children through the School in the Park program and in our thriving Outreach Program, providing free ballet lessons to children in 11 Title I elementary schools throughout San Diego County.

To view and download a PDF of the SDCYB 2019 Annual Report, CLICK HERE.

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