Rafael Grigorian Ballet Theatre (RGBT) fulfills its mission by bringing quality ballet performances to Elmira and Binghamton, New York. Past productions have included: The Nutcracker, Cinderella, Baba Yaga, Carmen, Cipollino, Romeo & Juliet, along with other well-known classical ballets.
The ballet company provides performance opportunities for local artists and guest artists to share their artistry and love of ballet with our community. Students of the associated school Rafael Grigorian School of Ballet (RGBS) are provided with opportunities to dance in company productions; dancing alongside seasoned professionals expands the experience for students and provides opportunities to learn the necessary skills required of ballet professionals.
Alysia Sunshine, Angela Kucera, Kimberly Sutherland, Nina Grigorian
Rafael Grigorian Ballet Theatre is a non-profit company dedicated to bringing classical ballet performances to the Southern tier of New York. As the sole choreographer and artistic director, Rafael Grigorian whose wealth of knowledge and experience in the art of dance was able to build upon the current success the Rafael Grigorian School of Ballet. Students of the school are company dancers as well as local dancers that would like to audition. The company also has visiting professionals from around the country. The culture that the company provides for it's dancers as well as those in the audience is unsurpassed in the area.
Community engagement; Excellence in dance and education; Lifelong learning in the arts. Rafael Grigorian Ballet Theatre is committed to serving ALL members of the community. We believe every passionate dancer ability and merit to dance. Programming is inclusive regardless of race, national origin, disability status, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, or gender.
Rafael Grigorian Ballet Theatre (RGBT) values the opportunity to promote the arts while encouraging young people to become more well-rounded by participating in dance education and performance. RGBT is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors and relies on the families and friends of the Company for its financial support and production planning.
Please Support Rafael Grigorian Ballet Theatre!
Friends - [Up to $49.00]
Sponsors - [$50.00 - $99.00]
Patrons - [$100.00 - $299.00]
Benefactors - [$300.00 - $999.00]
Sustainers - [$1,000 - Up]
RGBT is a 501(c) non-profit organization so your donation is fully tax deductible.
Donations may also be sent to:
Rafael Grigorian Ballet Theatre (RGBT)
147 W. Gray Street, Suite 219
Elmira, NY 14901
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