About Us

The Inland Empire’s premier school of classical ballet

Visit our school and observe classes
Monday – Thursday 4:00-7:00PM    Friday- 3:45-6:30PM
Saturday- 9:00AM-12:00PM


Glenda Carhart
Kathleen Riker
Rebekah Mitchell
Elizabeth Updegraff
Chloe Shah
Damien Diaz

who we are

Riverside Ballet Arts (RBA) – The Inland Empire’s premier school of classical ballet appreciates this opportunity to introduce you to the people, programs and practices that comprise RBA today. We are very proud of the reputation that the school has gained through a consistent application of classical training methods established over the past and used worldwide. RBA has served Riverside and Southern California for over 56 years. Our young dancers are regularly accepted with scholarships to major ballet company schools, and numerous RBA-trained dancers have gone on to distinguished professional ballet careers. Our new location is at 6465 Sycamore Canyon Blvd in Riverside, just off the Eastridge Ave. exit of the 215 freeway. Our new dance facility is located in a magnificent office building shared with Pratt College. This state of the art facility represents the fulfillment of our hopes and dreams over the last 30 years, to find the perfect combination for both teaching and performance space. RBA accommodates approximately 40 classes per week, as well as company rehearsals and performances of BRAVA (Ballet Resource Active Volunteer Association), Movement for Life-BRAVA Tuesday 12:30-1:30pm, for PD, MS and other similar conditions.

Riverside Ballet Arts has been in the city for over five decades. From the historical Aurora Vista Hotel to our state-of-the-art contemporary studio, we continue to grow and provide the very best for our students.