Contemporary Ballet Dallas, founded in 2000 by SMU dance alumnae, is a local professional dance company performing a diverse repertoire of modern, ballet, and jazz influenced works to inspire the North Texas community. The company's progressive, diverse & contemporary style combines with a variety of music genres engaging a broader audience.


The School was founded in July of 2005 by SMU dance alumnae to promote a higher quality of dance education and fitness for persons of all ages and skill levels in a positive and fun learning environment. The School of CBD offers training by instructors with extensive professional experience. Adult dance & fitness and Children’s dance programs are offered.


View all of the services that we offer and schedules here! On-going Adult dance classes, Adult Basics Beginner Series, Adult fitness classes, Children’s dance classes, Summer Camps & Classes, gift certificates & more!


Help us reach our 2016 Goal! Raising 100 supporters that give $100 each!
Your donation goes towards the following programs and helps maintain the company:
Outreach, Dancer salaries, Dancer’s pointe shoes, Administrative costs. Production costs including theater rental, costumes, props, production crew, and lighting design.
No amount is too small!

Upcoming Events

Youth Summer Intensive Auditions

Youth Summer Intensive Auditions

Mar 26, 1:30pm - Mar 26, 3:30pm

Contemporary Ballet Dallas
5400 E Mockingbird Ln, Ste 207
Dallas, TX  75206 Map

1:30-2:30pm ages 10-12 YEARS,
2:30-3:30pm: ages 13 YEARS and UP.
$15 for the audition class.

All beginner/intermediate through advanced levels are welcome to audition. The audition will consist of a ballet class. Please wear a solid colored leotard, hair in a bun and appropriate ballet attire.

CBD is offering a 2 week intensive for Summer 2017 focusing on ballet, contemporary and jazz techniques from July 31-August 11th. CBD staff Allison Watson- Festner, Debra Bale, Matt Rivera, Stephen McMaryion, Darrell Cleveland and more will instruct!
AND a special bonus is in store for the Advanced level dancers of the Summer Intensive---Advanced level dancers, of pre-professional and professional level can train with School of CBD staff and learn from repertoire from CBD company dancers, while auditioning for the professional company. Train with CBD and get to know the company!

PLEASE NOTE---This is not a beginner intensive!
At least 3 years of prior ballet training is needed.

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CBD YOUTH Performance Program Concert

CBD YOUTH Performance Program Concert

Apr 1, 6:00pm - Apr 1, 7:30pm

Latino Cultural Center
2600 Live Oak St
Dallas, TX  75204 Map

Reserve your tickets for The School of Contemporary Ballet Dallas' Youth Performance Ensembles Spring Concert, April 1, 2017 at Latino Cultural Center. 6:00pm. $15. Purchae in advance or buy at the door! Our Performance Program is offered for those children that want to train more intensely in specific genres of dance, and work on their performance skills.... See MoreSee Less

CBD Company Spring Dance Concert

CBD Company Spring Dance Concert

Apr 7, 8:00pm - Apr 8, 9:30pm

Latino Cultural Center
2600 Live Oak St
Dallas, TX  75204 Map

Don't miss CBD's 2016-2017 Season Finale Concert, April 7-8, 2017 at the Latino Cultural Center, 8:00pm! Two nights ONLY of DARING choreography and FOUR WORLD PREMIERES!

Guest Choreographers include:
Jillian Davis of Complexions Contemporary Ballet premieres her work to music by Tom Waits. Yvonne Racz-Key's work features original composition and is co-premiering the ballet the same evening with Ballet Lubbock! Amy Morrow of The Theorists uses her unique style and Gaga movement as the base for her work. And Brian Stevens of Dupree Dance premieres another work with CBD! This will be his second on the company after his premiere of "Without Sense' in April 2016!

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