What Killed Oakland Ballet?

The most painful part of the demise of Oakland Ballet may have been how predictable it was, says Allan Ulrich. “For those of us who experienced the Oakland Ballet in action during its heyday… the mourning is mixed with rage. This didn’t have to happen… The saddest — and truest — observation you can make about the Oakland Ballet is that it expired because, in its 40th year, it had so little reason to live.”