RBA News Update

The Inland Empire’s premier school of classical ballet

At RBA we work hard to give our instructors and students opportunities to make a difference. Offering international classes, special dance instructors and a lot more!


Elizabeth and Natalie both had new arrivals

Natalie gave birth to Little Leo August 24,2018

Sylvie Updegraff arrives May 29, 2018

2018 Workshops

International Summer

2018 Summer Workshops

Morelia Mexico and Mexico City Dancers at RBA Summer workshop

BBQ Beach Parties

Annual BBQ Beach Party in Dana Point

In Studio

Seasonal Performances held at the Riverside Ballet Arts studio

Outreach Programs

Children’s outreach programs at preschools

With Ms. Elizabeth and Ms. Emma

Master Classes

Darci Kistler master class

Born in Riverside and trained at Riverside Ballet. At age 4 she received her first tutu and began ballet training that same year. In early 1979, Kistler was selected to study at New York City Ballet’s School of American Ballet (SAB), where she met George Balanchine. She joined the New York City Ballet (NYCB) corps de ballet in 1980, and was featured in a Time article before the end of the year. Kistler was promoted to (NYCB) soloist in 1981 and principal dancer in 1982, the youngest ever at 17 years. Kistler joined the SAB’s permanent faculty in 1994. In February 2009, Kistler announced her retirement from New York City Ballet at the end of the 2010 season.