Conversations With Barbara Crockett


If you’re a Sacramento native—or a ballet lover—you’ve probably heard Barbara Crockett’s name before. The founder of the Sacramento Ballet will chat about her illustrious creative career on Nov. 8 and 9 during “Inside the Director’s Studio: Conversations with Barbara Crockett” at the company’s studios in midtown.

Sixty years ago, Crockett founded the Sacramento Ballet—now the second-oldest ballet company west of the Mississippi—and, in the 1990s, the Crockett-Deane Ballet and Deane Dance Center with her daughter, former San Francisco Ballet dancer Allyson Deane, and son-in-law. At age 94, Crockett is still teaching and ushering in the next generation of dedicated dancers. In fact, the evening will be moderated by one of Crockett’s former students and a former Sac Ballet company member, Robert Kelley!

Inside the Director’s Studio will take place on Nov. 8 at 6 p.m. and Nov. 9 at 5 p.m. For tickets and more information, call the Sacramento Ballet at (916) 552-5800 or visit The Sacramento Ballet studios are located at 1631 K St.

Who: Sacramento Ballet
What: Inside the Director’s Studio: Conversations With Barbara Crockett
When: Nov. 8 at 6 p.m. and Nov. 9 at 5 p.m.
Where: Sacramento Ballet studios, 1631 K St., Sacramento