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The Inland Empire Contemporary Ballet Inc. Is the resident dance company for the Yucaipa Performing Arts Center. IECB is a non-profit ballet company featuring performers from the Inland Empire communities under the artistic direction of Jamie Azpeitia-Sachs. Established in 2010, we have performed original ballet choreography, staged by Jamie Azpeitia-Sachs; and are the creator & official sponsor for the Inland Empire Dance Festival

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                                INLAND EMPIRE CONTEMPORARY BALLET, INC. 

                                                          MISSION STATEMENT

The Inland Empire Contemporary Ballet, Inc., is a 501(C)(3) non-profit organization that exists solely for the purpose of providing educational and performance opportunities in professional classical and contemporary ballet to underserved communities. We pride ourselves in our quality productions and superb technique. We are open to pre-professional dance artists, participants and audiences of all ages, genders, and demographics, while aiming to help dancers reach their full potential in the art of ballet. We serve the Inland Empire by providing training, programs and productions of the highest possible quality for the artistic welfare of our vast community. This mission is accompanied by a commitment to expand the Company’s audience and make ballet accessible to the public through touring, original and classic artistic works, education programs, the use of media, outreach ventures, as well as captivating and reflecting the Inland Empire’s large and diverse audience.

                                   INLAND EMPIRE CONTEMPORARY BALLET, INC.

                                   DIVERSITY, EQUITY AND INCLUSION STATEMENT

The Inland Empire Contemporary Ballet, Inc. takes pride in living up to our mission; to realize a world where people from all demographics are embraced as equal members of society in every community. IECB takes pride in the fact that we fully represent the diversity of the performing arts community through our people, programs, values and priorities. Unfortunately, since the beginning of artistic expression, many from various aspects of life, especially people of color have long felt marginalized within the dance community. Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) have given us historical contributions to the performing arts while being ignored, diminished, forgotten, with their current needs and priorities not taken into account. It is our responsibility to make sure no one will ever feel marginalized within the Inland Empire Contemporary Ballet, Inc. We will continue to advocate for those within not just the dance community but, the community we are surrounded by. With our diverse staff, performers, students, volunteers and Board of Directors, we take pride in upholding our commitment towards equality for all. We take pride in knowing that we treat racial equity and inclusion as a cornerstone of our work. Our leadership will continue to reflect the great diversity of the performing arts community. Since our inception, we have continuously been open for conversations that deepen our understanding about race, racism, implicit bias and how it impacts our community and our organization. We pledge to give a voice to everyone, especially the BIPOC & LGBTQIA communities while maintaining a safe environment free of hateful policies and rhetoric that threaten to undermine our basic fundamental rights to life, liberty, the pursuit of happiness and artistic expression.

Our repertoire includes; "The Little Mermaid"The Tale of Snow White" & timeless classic's such as...

"Coppelia", "The Firebird Ballet Suite", & "The Nutcracker", all to SOLD OUT audiences!

Arabian Variation

Choreography by Jamie Sachs

We rely on the generosity of our patrons. To contribute to our Youth Scholarship program, and for further information, please visit;

Thank you!

2023-2024 IECB Executive Board of Directors

            Jamie Azpeitia-Sachs, President    Shannon Pesantes, Vice President

Teena Taylor, Treasurer     John A. Sachs, Secretary

2023-2024 Governing Board Members

Keith Reese

Melissa Runnells

** Vacant


*Stella Benson | Scott Brennan

Charmaine Hunter | Kelly Lamoureux

Gwen Reese


We are one of VERY few (if any) dance institutions in the Inland Empire that has an Artistic Director that has studied Pilates, Sports Medicine, Kinesiology & Physical Therapy for over 17 years & holds a California State VAPA Certificate, with an on-call Chiropractor & Holistics doctor on staff!

Donations, and sponsorship's of dancers are always needed for the 2018-2019 season. As one of our many fine sponsors,exclusive invitations, VIP passes, a listing in programs, and advertising, tickets, and private engagement events will be issued to you and a guest!

The Inland Empire Contemporary is the proud sponsor & official choreographer for the

Miss Riverside City & Miss Grand Terrace Scholarship Program.

For details please click on the logo below!

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$10,000 +

ANY donation is greatly appreciated!

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Please make Checks payable to:

"Inland Empire Contemporary Ballet, Inc."

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