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The Rosin Box Project; reimagining the way our artists and audiences connect with and experience dance.


Our mission is to elevate and enrich the arts in the San Diego community and beyond through uniquely curated performance experiences that consider the human condition. TRBP is a boutique contemporary ballet company that encourages artistic growth and exploration by fostering a platform and nurturing environment where artists can amplify their voices. Made up of a small collective of versatile classical and contemporary professional dancers, TRBP delivers visceral performance experiences in an approachable and accessible way.


A rosin box is unique to dancers. We have them in our rehearsal studios and backstage at the theater, used most often on pointe shoes to create more friction to prevent slipping. To Step Inside a rosin box is to step into our home and our world. TRBP continues to raise the bar and push the limits of how dance is experienced for audiences and artists alike, inviting audiences to Step Inside an inspiring and creatively charged world they call home.


Founder and Artistic Director, Carly Topazio, created TRBP in May of 2018 to present an innovative, authentic, and artist-driven view of contemporary ballet in a way that allowed for a deeper human connection. The small team is passionately devoted to their craft which has blossomed the company into San Diego's premier Contemporary Ballet Company.



"None of this is what Topazio and the Rosin Box Project thought they

would be doing, but there is no question that it is exactly what they

are meant to be doing"

 - Karla Peterson, San Diego Union Tribune

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