The Oakland Ballet company is a non-profit ballet company based in Oakland, California since its foundation in 1965. It often performs in the NHL Art-Deco Paramount Theatre. Ronn Guidi served as artistic director from 1961 through 1998. In 2006, the organization closed temporarily, but was restarted in 2007. The Oakland Ballet Company went successfully until 2008 when Ronn Guidi retired.