Founded in 1982, Artistic Director Sandra Emile worked tirelessly to create a program that would bless the lives of arts patrons and students alike. Over the last four decades her dream has been realized, as The Cache Valley Civic Ballet has performed the ongoing production of The Nutcracker each holiday season, along with a long tradition of full-length story ballets every spring. Her work has led the way for other arts organizations in our community.
Emile added the Cache Valley Civic Ballet School in 1986 to promote the education of ballet as a fine art and provide qualified training in ballet for all levels of ability. The Cache Valley Civic Ballet-Company now consists of about 45 auditioned dancers from around the region, and The School offers quality classical ballet training to more than 400 students annually.
Productions require numerous choreographers, rehearsal assistants, costume designers, props, sets, tech support and music that includes a full, live orchestra for Nutcracker. Even though our productions have been very successful, ticketing revenue only covers a portion of our operating costs. As a non-profit organization, we depend on donations from our generous supporters to continue to bring the joy of dance to thousands of patrons and students in Northern Utah. Financial support from community members and organizations allows us to keep our tickets and participation fees affordable for families in Cache Valley.
“The Cache Valley Civic Ballet extends our deepest appreciation and thanks to all of our Cache Valley community who have supported and encouraged us over the last 40 years,” Emile said. “We look forward to our next 40 years of partnering and growing together.”
If Cache Valley Civic Ballet has enriched your life in any way, we hope you will consider becoming a "40 for 40" patron today!
Donations made by November 1 will be recognized in our 40th-Anniversary Nutcracker playbill.