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Located in the heart of Richmond since 1968, the East Bay Center for the Performing Arts offers a superb program of instruction in music, dance, theater and new media.

Private lessons, year round group classes and performance ensemble training opportunities are offered in the following core repertoire areas: West African Music and Dance, Classical Music, Jazz, Hip-Hop/Contemporary Dance, Ballet, Regional Mexican Music and Dance, Trinidadian Steel Pans, Southeast Asian Music and Dance, Theater, Voice, and Media/Digital Film Arts. Students begin here as early as three years of age.

Artistic Diplomas are awarded to middle and high school students for exceptional achievement. All receive opportunities to discover thousands of years of culture and skills in a shared and creative environment. Producing new work and connecting it to our community is also vital to us. Through the work of nine resident companies, our public presentations often reach live audiences of twenty five thousand community members, while many of our film and signature productions find a national audience.

Ruthie Dineen

Deputy Director of Programs