Ballet in Concert TicketCBF was a California non-profit corporation located in Burbank in the early 1960s through to the late 1970s. Its purpose was to encourage classical ballet and to grow a Los Angeles based classical dance company.

I had studied ballet at a local dance school in North Hollywood with Jon Zerby (father of the actress Kim Darby) for four years. When I was sixteen, I was offered a scholarship with CBF that would allow me to take classes seven days a week. I immediately accepted the scholarship since I was determined to be a classical ballet dancer after seeing Nureyev and Fontaine in Romeo and Juliet. I became the lead male dancer for the troupe and expanded my duties by helping with funding and coordinating tours. Many of the girls that I met at CBF became life-long friends.

The videos were taken by one of the dancer’s husband. We are grateful that he had the foresight to take these videos in the early days of home cameras. However, combined with poor stage lighting, the quality is often very poor. These are posted here mostly for historical purposes.

Although I am in most of the dances and videos (as lead male dancer), the red numbers in the mid-1970s (when I was 24-years old) are better quality. Enjoy.

Video Gallery
Video Gallery
CBF Videos: 1969 - 1970
(color but unrelated sound track put over it; mixture of events and rehearsals; very poor quality)
Don Quixote Pas De Deux with Jasmine Gagnie (1969) (no sound)
Don Quixote Pas De Deux with Jasmine Gagnie (1969) (no sound)
CBF 1969-70 Miscellaneous
CBF 1969-70 Miscellaneous

Pilgrimage Theater (now Ford Theater) performance and others

CBF 1969 November
CBF 1969 November

Santa Monica City College Auditorium—Backstage; Pas De Deux; More Backstage; Ballet School; Sandra and Lisa

CBF 1970 June 14
CBF 1970 June 14

Pilgrimage Theater (now Ford Theater)—Rehearsal; Grecian; Portrait of a Ballerina; Esmeralda; In the Park

CBF 1970 Neff Barn Rehearsal & Performance
CBF 1970 Neff Barn Rehearsal & Performance

Travel; Rehearsal; The Show

CBF 1970 Parties at Rosemarie
CBF 1970 Parties at Rosemarie

Miscellaneous Clips; Grecian; Ballet School; Portrait of a Ballerina; Londonairy Aire; Don Quixote

CBF Videos: 1971 Century Plaza Hotel
(Black and white with sound; very poor quality)
CBF 1971 Century Plaza Hotel Part 1
CBF 1971 Century Plaza Hotel Part 1

Cloud Nine; A Boy and a Girl

CBF 1971 Century Plaza Hotel Part 2
CBF 1971 Century Plaza Hotel Part 2

Butterflies; Wild Rose; Speech; At the Party; Ballet School; Dancer Presentation

CBF Videos: 1971 - 73
(color but an unrelated sound track put over it)
CBF 1971 October - Century Plaza Hotel
CBF 1971October - Century Plaza Hotel

Ballet School; Cloud Nine; Flowers; Butterflies; Wild Rose; At the Party; A Boy and a Girl; Ballet School

CBF 1972
CBF 1972

Reseda High School—Esmeralda; Backstage; Fairies; Flower Festival; Don Quixote; Ballet Class; Pas de deux

CBF 1973– Valley College
CBF 1973– Valley College

Sleeping Beauty; Don Quixote; Flower Festival

CBF Videos: 1974 - 75 & 1979
(black and white with sound)
CBF 1974 Studio Rehearsals
CBF 1974 Studio Rehearsals

Candid Shots; Flower Festival; Flora’s Birthday

CBF 1975 TV News Report
CBF 1975 TV News Report
CBF 1979 Park
CBF 1979 Parkl

Sleeping Beauty; Pas de deux

CBF Videos: 1975 April Studio Performance
(black and white with sound)
CBF 1975 April Studio Performance
CBF 1975 April Studio Performance

Sleeping Beauty; Flower Festival; Evening Encounter; Prayer; Black Birds; Flora’s Birthday; Main Street

CBF Videos: 1975 - 76 Scottish Rite
(black and white with sound)
CBF 1975 Scottish Rite Disc 1 (rehearsal)
CBF 1975 Scottish Rite Disc 1 (rehearsal)

Flora’s Birthday; Flower Festival; Flower Festival Rehearsal; Ballet School Rehearsal

CBF 1975 Scottish Rite Disc 2 (performance)
CBF 1975 Scottish Rite Disc 2 (performance)

Rachmaninoff; Black Bird; On Wings of Song; Prayer; Evening Encounter

CBF 1976 Scottish Rite
CBF 1976 Scottish Rite

Rachmaninoff; Degas; Speech; La Petits Riens (in conjunction with Wenta dancers)

CBF Videos: 1979 Ambassador Auditorium
Color with sound. Chuck was no in this performance.)
CBF 1979 Ambassador Auditorium
CBF 1979 Ambassador Auditorium

Degas Portrait; EnJourant pas de deux; Brahms Quintet ; When You’re Sixteen; Paquita; Tap; Le Corsaire

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