FESTIVAL BALLET ALBUQUERQUE

Albuquerque, NM   |  www.festivalballetabq.org

Mission

To promote the appreciation and advancement in the community of the art of dance, to provide performance and educational opportunities to students of dance, and to provide opportunities for the community to be enriched through the public performance of dance.

Ruling year info

2010

Artistic Director

Patricia Dickinson Wells

Main address

535 Black Bear Road N.E.

Albuquerque, NM 87122 USA

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EIN

27-1993089

NTEE code info

Ballet (A63)

Performing Arts (A60)

Dance (A62)

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Performing Company

FBA premiered May 2010 with a Gala “Choreographer’s Showcase” featuring works by eight local and national choreographers. Ballets are performed with a live orchestra under the direction of conductor Guillermo Figueroa, formerly of the NM Symphony Orchestra. The company produces two ballets per season, drawing on emerging and established choreographers, who may choose from any of FBA’s three companies: a Senior Company (dancers aged 15-adult), an Intermediate Company (aged 11-14) and a Junior Company (aged 8-10). Each level has three representatives chosen to help keep communication completely open between dancers, parents, and artistic staff with regular meetings.

In its 12 years, FBA has produced and choreographed original and groundbreaking ballets including Sacred Journeys - featuring the music of Taos Native musician Robert Mirabal, Nutcracker in the Land of Enchantment - a regional adaptation, Dracula, and Memoir Chaco, among others.

Population(s) Served
Adults

FBA’s celebrated in-school educational program creates a greater awareness of dance while fostering a strong sense of community as elementary school participants: 1) learn the history of codified dance art forms through lecture/demonstrations, 2) experience movement as a form of communication, 3) physically participate in add-on choreography, and 4) interact with professional dancers in open-mic Q&A sessions closing each presentation. Professional dancers in full costume demonstrate dance styles ranging from classical ballet, to jazz, modern, tap, and hip-hop. Participants learn how dance began in societies worldwide and trace its development as a community art form. The interactive program is modified for students with disabilities. Students are invited to become pen-pals with the dancers through writing exercises, which advance reading skills, or drawings that are sent to the dancers, who respond in a timely and meaningful manner. Up to 2,000 children per school year participate.

Population(s) Served
Children

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Festival Ballet Albuquerque works to address the financial inaccessibility to dance training for many New Mexicans of diverse backgrounds in a state that ranked 2rd highest in childhood poverty, according to the 2020 Kids Count. One way FBA addresses these challenges is by offering full or partial scholarships to one out of four of its dance students.

FBA is proud of its long history of emphasis on inclusion, diversity, equity, and access, and welcomes all assistance in these efforts. For example, FBA’s strategy to provide dance training and performance opportunities for up to 25 elementary and middle school students annually is in need of support to cover the cost of dancewear, dance shoes, pointe shoes, hair supplies, and related needs specific to dance preparation and performance.

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Board of directors
as of 10/25/2021
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Board chair

Ed Merewether

Executive President/Director, Technology Management Company

Term: 2018 - 2022

Linda Sedillo

Tax ClintonLawsonAllen

Ed Merewether

Technology Management Company

Eva Rio

Christine Duncan Heritage Academy

Louis Giannini, Jr.

Sandia Preparatory School

Cynthia Hall

New Mexico Public Regulation Commission

Coralee Quintana

eXp Realty Commercial

Valerie Garcia Harris

Realty One of New Mexico

Patricia Dickinson Wells

Festival Ballet Albuquerque

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