Gem City Ballet was formed for 3 main purposes:

(1) to educate young dancers in the joys and rigors of ballet performance;

(2) to make quality ballet performances available to a wider audience;

(3) to provide new and experienced choreographers an opportunity to create new works.

Barbara Pontecorvo,
Artistic Director

Gem City Ballet (GCB) was formed by Barbara Pontecorvo on January 8, 1992 initially to provide a performance outlet for the advanced students of Pontecorvo Ballet Studios. Originally known as Ballet de Jeunesse, there were eight women and one man present at the first rehearsal. Dancers are admitted by audition only, and auditions are open to all serious dance students in the Miami Valley area.  GCB has produced twentey professional dancers in its short history. GCB performed its first Balanchine ballet, Concerto Barocco, in 2003, at the Victoria Theatre in Dayton.

Gem City Ballet relies on donations from corporations and patrons like you for over a third of its operating budget.  Gem City Ballet is recognized as a 501(c)(3) corporation and all donations are tax-deductible  You can donate via Paypal using the button below.

For more information, call 937-550-9245.

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Gem CIty Ballet 2013-14
Gem City Ballet announces its 22st Season!
Come join us in a fabulous season of dance. Hold these dates to experience the best young dancers in Dayton doing what they do best.  Details of ballets coming soon

October 11-13, 2013 - Fall Repertory, Stuart Sebastian Performance Space, Springboro

December , 2013 (date TBA) - Dessert Auction and Holiday Dinner, Stuart Sebastian Performance Space

February 7-9, 2014 - Winter Repertory, Stuart Sebastian Performance Space, Springboro

April 25-27, 2014 -Spring Repertory, Stuart Sebastian Performance Space

Watch this website for information about tickets as each performance approaches.


Use the Pay Now button below to make payments to GCB for things like DVDs, etc,

GCB next performances are Apriil 25-27, 2014at the Stuart Sebastian Performance Space.  Tickets available on line  here