The nonprofit professional dance company Ballet Palm Beach recently announced at a celebration of the upcoming season that it had raised nearly $15,000. The celebratory event, named Dance Revealed, was held at the organization’s studio in Palm Beach Gardens.
About 50 supporters – including the dance company’s major donors, volunteer groups, board, leadership council and friends – gathered for an intimate performance of Act 1 of “Don Quixote.” This was followed by a reception where the ballet’s benefactors met more than 20 Ballet Palm Beach dancers, trainees and artistic faculty.
“This was a beautiful way to open our new season,” said Colleen Smith, founder and artistic director of Ballet Palm Beach. “I am grateful for the loyal support of our benefactors, board members, volunteers and friends, and so pleased that we were able to raise approximately $15,000 at Dance Revealed to support our main stage and outreach programming.”
Ballet Palm Beach’s upcoming performances include “The Nutcracker” at The King’s Academy to be held Dec. 13-16; and “Romeo and Juliet” at The King’s Academy on Feb. 8-10.
For more information on Ballet Palm Beach, call (561) 630-8235.
Pictured above: From left, founder and artistic director of Ballet Palm Beach Colleen Smith and Lily Ojea Loveland celebrate the opening of Ballet Palm Beach’s 2018-2019 season at its studios in Palm Beach Gardens. Photo by Janine Harris