Ballet Palm Beach Starts the Season with Flash Ballet!
Palm Beach Gardens, FL – Ballet Palm Beach celebrates its new name by performing a love letter to Palm Beach County. The growing professional dance company, lead by Artistic Director Colleen Smith, will perform throughout Palm Beach County in places that are significant to the community. Beginning on Thursday, September 26, 2013 at the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County in Lake Worth the company will “flash ballet” to share the joy of ballet and their love of our community. The performances will be no more than 10 minutes and will continue at The Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens, Whole Foods at FAU, and Mizner Park. Over the weekend the company will dance its way north performing Friday, September 27, at Palm Beach Atlantic University, Norton Museum of Art, Clematis, and City Place. On Saturday they will flash ballet at the Palm Beach Zoo, Whitehall at The Flagler Museum, The Breakers and Worth Avenue. Their love note closes in northern Palm Beach County with dancing at the Jupiter Lighthouse, Juno Beach Pier, The Gardens Mall and ending at its home theatre, the Eissey Campus Theatre at Palm Beach State College.
The mission of Ballet Palm Beach is to preserve the art of ballet, impact young lives through the discipline of dance; and enrich the community through the beauty of ballet. Now in its 13th season, the nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization’s name changed from Florida Classical Ballet Theatre to Ballet Palm Beach. “The name Ballet Palm Beach better aligns our growing ballet company with who we are and the community we serve,” says Colleen Smith. The flash ballet locations were chosen not only for their significance to Palm Beach County but also to reach younger people that have not been as exposed to the arts, but who may find great enrichment through them. In addition to five main-stage performances at The Eissey Campus Theatre the company is committed to community outreach through partnerships with the Palm Beach County’s library system, literacy coalition, and public school systems.