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2023 marks the 60th year since Leona Norman and a dedicated group of volunteers founded the Marin Civic Ballet Association.

Since that time, Marin Ballet has grown from a singlestudio in Mrs. Norman’s attic to Marin’s most important center for dance, graduating more than 1,000 students. In March, we are planning a special weekend to bring our community together for reunion activities. 

To honor our anniversary, we are raising $60,000 for the Laurie Klein Scholarship Fund. 

Anniversary Celebration 
Friday, March 24, 2023

100 Elm Street, San Rafael

Join us at Marin Ballet as we celebrate our 60th Anniversary. The evening features dinner by Insalata’s, local wines, music, and dance-themed activities in every studio. Raise your paddle at our auction, bid on special getaways, experiences and more!
Tickets are $85/Ea and must be 21 or older to attend.

Anniversary Performance
Sunday, March 26, 2023
2pm & 5pm 

Marin School of the Arts, Novato

In honor of our anniversary we are premiering a new, all-school work by Julia Adam. You will also see exciting new choreography by Amy London, Charlie Martin, Catherine Hader, and Corinne Jonas.

Tickets are $31 General Admission, service fees are added.


View our 60th Anniversary Celebration auction items.


Our goal is to raise $60,000 for the Laurie Klein Scholarship Fund.


Join us March 24 & 26 for our 60th Anniversary Celebration & Performance.

The Laurie Klein Scholarship Fund was established in June of 2022 on the 50th anniversary of Mrs. Klein’s role as a teacher at Marin Ballet.  Its purpose is to provide financial aid to deserving Marin Ballet students. Currently 10% of our students receive scholarship assistance, increasing the accessibility of ballet training for a diverse set of young dancers.

Laurie Klein’s student-centric approach to dance education, which addresses the emotional, mental, and physical needs of the student, has defined the culture of Marin Ballet. She has taught more than 1,000 students since 1972. A Marin Ballet graduate herself, Laurie trained during the 50’s with founder Leona Norman and was a member of the original Marin Civic Ballet. She joined Norbert Vesak’s Western Dance Theatre, performing in Canada and the northwest, before returning to Marin Ballet as a faculty member. She is still teaching!

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