Our Mission

Contempo Ballet is a non-profit dance company founded by Master Teacher and Director/Choreographer, Jose Costas, in Southern California. The company’s core purpose is to introduce audiences to cutting-edge contemporary ballet, sponsor educational, artistic and performance opportunities through Dance Concerts, Training, Artistic Collaborations, and Community programs for all people. Its mission is to promote multicultural appreciation of artistic expression through Dance that unites, inspires, educates, empowers, and forever transforms the lives of the people in our ever-changing society.

Contempo Ballet values, supports, and is committed to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion. We are also dedicated to improving racial and social justice in our work.


Our Unique Style

Jose Costas Contempo Ballet’s unique style and soul comes from Jose Costas himself. Mr. Costas’ vast experience as a performing artist, his global multicultural approach to Dance Choreography, passionate personality, and love for multi-media and dance is the perfect recipe for a dynamic dance company. The Company’s repertoire is based on contemporary ballet fused with other dance genres and digital media, and it is inspired and driven by the community. Mr. Costas’ choreographic work aspires to convey the successes and tribulations of the people and their relationship to the world.

“My company, Contempo Ballet, was founded with two thoughts in mind: to develop the technical abilities and artistic expression of my dancers, and most importantly, to bring the arts back to the community and the community to Dance.”– Jose Costas, Founder/Artistic Director