Central Florida Ballet's mission is to entertain, educate, and inspire through the universal art form of dance. With a diverse repertoire of dance productions and programs from classical to contemporary and beyond, each attendee is to be culturally enriched while developing an appreciation for the arts.
Impact Summary from the Nonprofit Accomplishments in 2012-13 Season- The 2nd international partnership of ""The Nutcracker" was presented in Sibiu, Romania with the Teatrul de Balet Sibiu. A total of eight performances were held in Orlando, Florida, USA and Sibiu, Romania with dancers of both companies to great acclaim.- Our board fundraiser, Nutcracker Silent Auction, was expanded to two days with great success and the highest dollar amount to date was raised.- Our Nutcracker Brunch event was moved to the Peabody Hotel in December 2012 (held prior year at the OCCC) and was sold out! The Peabody Hotel is eager to host the event in December of 2013.- Our Nutcracker production at the Orange County Convention Center had the highest attendance in more than 5 years. More than 2,200 were in attendance for the school performance and both general public performances were sold out!- A second regional of the World Ballet Competition was held in March 2013 in Sibiu, Romania to great success. All costs for travel, production, and staff are paid by the government of Romania. TV specials were aired and magazine features printed in Europe and the USA on the regional. - Presented the 7th World Ballet Competition in Orlando, Florida where more than 525 participants gathered representing 22 countries, 18 states, 12 Florida counties. The competition has built an elite level, international dance platform in Central Florida. In 2013 alone, the WBC awarded more than $120,000 in scholarships for dance students ages 9-24, garnered more than 10,000+ unique worldwide viewers in just one week, and an economical impact reaching $1.5 million (estimated) was generated into the local community.- Another record was set for the 3rd consecutive year when 560 hotels rooms were booked through the World Ballet Competition in 2013. General Manager of the Sheraton - Downtown Orlando once again noted that "This is unprecedented in the city to date! Of all the arts organizations in the Orlando and Orange County area combined, the World Ballet Competition has generated the highest occupancy for this type of event."Upcoming 2013-14 Season Highlights & Goals:- Collaboration with Northland, A Church Distributed is currently in negotiation to present a ""Nutcracker"" excerpts for the community in the fall of 2013.- Continue expansion of Nutcracker Silent Auction and brunch events held in December of 2013.- To present a Nutcracker production in December of 2013 with three sold-out performances (one for schools and two for general public).- To present the 8th World Ballet Competition (WBC) to continue to expanding the international dance platform in Orlando built by the WBC and providing an economical impact over $1.5 million for Central Florida in 2014.- A third regional of the World Ballet Competition will be held in Sibiu, Romania is March of 2014. Another regional location for 2014 is also currently in negotiations.
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