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Philadelphia Ballet and School of Philadelphia Ballet

Philadelphia, PA   |  http://philadelphiaballet.org

Mission

Philadelphia Ballet's mission is to cultivate an enduring appreciation for dance through world-class performances, to inspire the next generation with exceptional education and professional training, and to connect with the community through meaningful and inclusive programming.

Ruling year info

1964

Executive Director

Shelly Power

Artistic Director

Angel Corella

Main address

323 N. Broad Street

Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA

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Formerly known as

Pennsylvania Ballet

EIN

23-1629970

NTEE code info

Dance (A62)

Ballet (A63)

Arts, Cultural Organizations - Multipurpose (A20)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

We are in need of expanding our building so we can serve our community more readily and comprehensively as well as provide our dancers a state of the art facility and wellness center and expand our school.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Performance Excellence

The Philadelphia Ballet presents nearly 60 performances of six productions each year, including its annual holiday production of George Balanchine's The Nutcracker.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Philadelphia Ballet is changing the way people experience ballet.

For more than two decades, Pennsylvania Ballet has shared its love of dance with the city of Philadelphia. Each year, we work with more than 15,000 individuals from across the greater Philadelphia area by offering hands-on, high quality arts education activities in school, out of school, at the theater, in our studios, and at area parks and community centers, free of charge.

Whether we are sending the talented dancers of Philadelphia Ballet II into community and senior centers, working through school-based programs such as Dance Chance and Let’s Dance, inviting students into our studios and dress rehearsals, or bringing ballet to individuals with disabilities and low-income populations, Pennsylvania Ballet is dedicated to spreading the joy and benefits of dance throughout our vibrant and diverse communities. For all, we are bringing them closer to the arts.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
People with disabilities

The School of Philadelphia Ballet, (SPB) offers the highest caliber dance education in the Greater Philadelphia area, providing exceptional technical training and unparalleled performance opportunities.
Starting with Creative Movement classes for our youngest students and effectively progressing to a professional level of training in: classical ballet technique, pointe, partnering, men’s classes, and variations as well as courses in contemporary/modern dance, stretch and strengthen, and Pilates, and, a live pianist accompanies for most classes. In addition, students have an opportunity to perform in professional productions. SPB students are selected exclusively to perform in George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® as well as an annual spring performance.
Equally, the SPB also attracts students from across the nation and abroad to participate in its annual 5-wk. summer intensive and 1 week Company Experience, Choreographic and Young Dancer Workshop through an annual audition tour.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Artists and performers

Where we work

Awards

Virgina & Harvey Kimmel Family award for Accessible Experience 2022

Arts Reach

Affiliations & memberships

Dance/USA 2013

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Total number of paid admissions

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Community Engagement

Type of Metric

Other - describing something else

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Note covid year was all virtual

Number of professional artists employed

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Performance Excellence

Type of Metric

Other - describing something else

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

All artist were on the payroll during Covid in some capacity.

Total number of free performances given

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Community Engagement

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

We have 8 goals that include DEIA.
Expand and Build a New Dance Center to Enable our Mission
Deepen Artistic Excellence
Build Brand and Reputation
Shape our School as an International Leader
Expand our Audience and Donor Base
Create Sustainable Financial, Operational, and Organizational Excellence
Deepen Community Engagement and Social Impact
Strengthen Governance Structures and Processes

Philadelphia Ballet is currently in a campaign to raise monies to finish the expansion.

We have a financial plan that includes raising additional monies (Excellence Fund) to sustain us through and beyond construction.

We are expanding our Board of Trustees, we have updated our by laws, we are engaging new audiences, and expanding our staff to support these efforts.

We are dedicated and committed to diversity, equity, access and inclusion and follow the law to assure we are in alignment with federal and state policies.

We have established satellite programs to reach more students.

We have affordable tickets prices (starting at $25.00) to make the Ballet more accessible.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, The people we serve tell us they find data collection burdensome, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Philadelphia Ballet and School of Philadelphia Ballet

Board of directors
as of 02/21/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

David Hoffman

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 9/25/2023

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Hispanic/Latino/Latina/Latinx
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or other sexual orientations in the LGBTQIA+ community
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 09/25/2023

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Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.