The Saratoga City Ballet Company was founded in 1994, by Patti Pugh Moore, to support the development and presentation of dance for the enjoyment and cultural enrichment of audiences of all ages. Ms. Moore directed the company from 1994 to 2003 and cultivated it from a small group of dedicated dancers into a thriving student company. The company's first Nutcracker was presented at the Skidmore Dance Theater in December of 1993 and has grown into a perennial favorite for local families. Under Ms. Moore, the company expanded its repertoire to include classics such as "Cinderella" and "Giselle", as well as contemporary ballets created by local choreographers. Eve Whelchel and Julie Gedalecia were appointed artistic directors in 2003 and have been committed to maintaining the high standards that the company is known for. They have produced full-length original ballets such as "Little Red Riding Hood" and "Snow White" as well as reviving classics like "Pas de Quatre", "Sleeping Beauty" and "Les Sylphides". They remain dedicated to providing young dancers with professional quality opportunities and instilling in them a lifelong love of ballet and the arts.
Photo: Original members of the Saratoga City Ballet Company