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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 contemporary ballet performances. The boutique contemporary ballet company aims to encourage artistic growth and exploration by creating a platform where professional artists can amplify their voices, permitting audiences new access to the transformative power of dance. Made up of top-tier versatile classical and contemporary professional dancers, TRBP delivers exceptional fine-art performances 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. The small team is undyingly devoted to their craft which has blossomed the company into being San Diego's premier Contemporary Ballet Company.


Over the past four seasons the company has cultivated consecutive sold-out performances, national and international recognition, collaborations spotlighting and championing female and LGBTQIA+ artists, their very own immersive and interactive ballet performances (both in-person and virtual), a program of all world-premiere works each season, engaging and fresh education and outreach programming, multidisciplinary collaborations across art mediums, and has managed to fuse imagination with technology to create multi-sensory experiences across a variety of platforms.

In 2019, TRBP was officially incorporated into a nonprofit arts organization.



"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