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JERSEY CITY BALLET THEATER

Cause Area

  • Arts & Culture
  • Board Development
  • Children & Youth
  • Community

Location

189 Brunswick StreetJERSEY CITY, NJ 07302 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

The Ballet Company To preserve the art, tradition and history of classical ballet and offer ballet performances to a wide range of audiences. To keep ballet dance relevant and timely by creating opportunities for new works by emerging choreographers and performing artists. The School of Jersey City Ballet To establish a school that trains young people in ballet and the related arts. To create a diverse community of educators, dancers and artists. To be a center for creativity and make dance accessible to community residents of all ages and dancers of all levels. ‚Äč To help dancers remain current in this ever changing landscape of the arts. Jersey City Ballet Theater is committed to being a cultural resource for the community of Hudson County by providing accessible, affordable performances in addition to educational and training programs related to the ballet arts.

Description

Jersey City Ballet Theater Company(JCBT);a diverse group of professional dancers & apprentices.Our short programs introduce audiences to classical ballet, sometimes adding a contemporary twist to create interest for reluctant ballet goers. Programs included:JCBT dances to excerpts from classical ballets.Ballet to live chamber and jazz music.A classical contemporary program of Glazunov's the Seasons & Frank Sinatra suites. Our holiday show,Dances to the music of Vince Guaraldi's a Charlie Brown Christmas is a community favorite as is Peter & the Wolf the ballet.We also have tied ballet to historical events in our county & danced to the history of baseball & a tribute to the statue of liberty with live narration. Our goal is to create an audience for high quality professional ballet programming that is also affordable and easy to access. The school of Jersey City Ballet is the only Jersey City Studio dedicated to teaching the art of classical ballet and is providing professional ballet instruction to children & adults. Financial aid & privately funded scholarships create a wide reach. Students work toward sharing the stage with company dancers offering glimpse into professional dance life. We offer a serious adult ballet program for young adults through seniors.We would like to become the civic ballet company of Jersey City & Hudson County & to grow our season which would allow us to employ dancers all year long and present professional high quality performances.

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