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Charles Anderson - Artistic Director
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Charles Anderson - Artistic Director

Charles Anderson danced with the New York City Ballet from 1985-93, performing works of George Balanchine, Jerome Robbins, Peter Martins and many other notable choreographers. The son of two accomplished dancers, San Francisco Ballet Principal David Anderson and Soloist Zola Dishong, Anderson began studying dance at an early age and later trained at and received full scholarships to the San Francisco Ballet School, the Joffrey Ballet School, the American Ballet Theatre School and the School of American Ballet. He joined New York City Ballet at the age of 20.

Anderson began choreographing ballets while still a dancer with the New York City Ballet. From 1990-1994, he co-founded and acted as artistic director for Ballet, Inc. in New York, where he choreographed many of his early works. Anderson’s work reflects a blend of classical and contemporary influences and is included in the repertories of professional dance companies throughout the country. Anderson founded Company C Contemporary Ballet in 2002.

Charles Anderson is a prominent ballet teacher in the Bay Area and has been a guest teacher for Smuin Ballet, Matthew Bourne, Oakland Ballet, Twyla Tharp Dance, Hubbard Street Dance, the North Carolina School of the Arts and the Henny Jurriëns Foundation in Amsterdam. In addition to his work as a dancer, choreographer and teacher, Anderson has served on the board of governors for the American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA), created costumes for the New York City Ballet’s Diamond Project, been an adjudicator and instructor for the Bob Fosse Scholarship Program and served as a panelist for the Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Grant.


Alexis Drabek - Ballet Mistress
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Alexis Drabek

Alexis Drabek, from Littleton, Colorado, received her early training at the Belliston Academy of Ballet and Pacific Northwest Ballet. She graduated from the Interlochen Arts Academy and received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Juilliard School in NYC. Her teachers include Benjamin Harkarvy, Stephen Pier, Hector Zaraspe, Carolyn Adams, Christine Dakin, and Kazuko Hirabayashi. Drabek performed with David Taylor Dance Theater, Kim Robards Dance, Diablo Ballet, Oakland Ballet, and Company C Contemporary Ballet. During her career, she has danced leading roles in works by Charles Anderson, Colin Connor, James Sewell, Twyla Tharp and Antony Tudor. Drabek was the former Associate Artistic Director of Berkeley City Ballet and has been a guest teacher at many school across the country, including Interlochen Center for the Arts. In 2010, Drabek returned to Company C Contemporary Ballet as Ballet Mistress where she has worked closely with many choreographers including Patrick Corbin, Maurice Causey, Dennis Nahat, Peter Anastos and Jodie Gates.

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Company C Contemporary Ballet. Alexandre Proia's A World to Come. Photo by Rosalie O'Connor, 2012.

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