About the Company


The Company has been providing professional performances and educational programs for over 30 years in the Twin Cities. In addition to programs in the Schneider Theater in the Bloomington Center for the Arts, the Company has an active and successful touring program.  In 2000, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Arts in Washington D.C. awarded recognition to Continental Ballet Company for Riet Velthuisen’s ballet “Cinderella”.


Performing such classics as Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, Nutcracker, Paquita, Cinderella, Giselle and Coppelia, we have presented over 130 formal performances to 100,000 people statewide. We have reached over 40,000 K -12 children through school residencies and outreach activities. We have performed for uncounted audiences through public events.