A preview of Central West Ballet by Marijke Rowland in The Sacramento Bee.
In August, the company received a $110,000 two-year grant to fund more interactive public performances. The James Irvine Foundation is a philanthropic group that funds a variety of causes in California. The grant is the largest the professional dance company has received in its more than 25-year history.
As part of the initiative, company dancers have gone out to public venues and private dance studios to perform, teach and learn from others in the community throughout the year.