Ballet 314

Celebrating Local Talent Within the Community

Creve Coeur, MO   |  https://www.facebook.com/ballet314/

Mission

Founded in February of 2019, Ballet 314 is a nonprofit professional ballet company dedicated to celebrating local talent in the St Louis region. Led by artistic directors, Rachel Bodi and Robert Poe and creatively powered by dancers who have chosen St Louis as their home, Ballet 314 was founded with a heart to serve the community. We aspire to provide encouragement and partnership with local organizations and to be a bridge for the arts in St Louis. Experience classical and contemporary ballet created by local choreographers, amazing dancers, and a wide variety of music at an entertaining Ballet 314 event!

Ruling year info

2019

Co-Artistic Director and Founder

Rachel Bodi

Co-Artistic Director and Founder

Robert Poe

Main address

331 N. New Ballas Rd. PO Box 37032

Creve Coeur, MO 63141 USA

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EIN

83-3310999

NTEE code info

Ballet (A63)

Community Coalitions (S21)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

As a brand-new nonprofit, we are working hard to raise the funds needed to stage and produce our very first large scale production, The Nutcracker & The World's Fair. This is a world premiere re-telling of St Louis' favorite historical event, the 1904 World's Fair, with everyone's most treasured holiday classic, The Nutcracker. Our Co-Artistic Directors and our board members are dedicating significant time and effort required to create and stage this ballet. We have a large community cast joining us for these performances on Dec 6th and 7th, 2019. Meanwhile, we are also working with schools and libraries to bring Llama Llama and Friends to more locations in the spring of 2020. We have a commitment to Old Bonhomme Elementary School to bring the ballet to their school. We expect to work with many more schools and libraries to bring the ballet to them, also. Our next major performance will be a performance in May 2020 of a mixed bill repertoire.

Our programs

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

Llama Llama and Friends

A brand new children's ballet written around the characters in the Llama Llama and Friends children's book. This ballet is narrated from the original book by Anna Dewdney and is set to music from the album Happy Dance by Scott and Rosanna, with choreography by the Ballet 314 artistic directors, Rachel Bodi and Robert Poe.

Population(s) Served

A children's ballet created to highlight and provide education on the instruments of the orchestra. Choreography and movement is set to different orchestra instruments and paired with classical ballet music. Different segments of the ballet focus on woodwinds, percussion, brass, and strings.

Population(s) Served

A brand new, narrated take on the holiday tradition with historic ties to St Louis. Ballet 314 brings St Louis' favorite historical event and everyone's most treasured holiday classic together in this first-ever re-telling of The Nutcracker and the World's Fair. Join Clara and her family as they make memories through the sights, sounds, and sweets of the St Louis 1904 World's Fair

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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

We aspire to provide encouragement and partnership with local organizations and to be a bridge for the arts in St Louis. Ballet 314 was founded with a heart to serve the community.

Community outreach is our main focus. We are partnering with schools, libraries, other arts organizations, and local businesses to bring ballet performances and programs to more people in the local community. We are dedicated to celebrating local talent within the community and see a need to connect the many talented professional dancers in the area with the need and opportunity for educational and entertaining performances for audiences of all ages.

The Co-Artistic Directors for Ballet 314 are extremely dedicated and talented professional ballet dancers. Robert Poe and Rachel Bodi have danced with a number of other professional dance companies in the careers. The dancers who perform with Ballet 314 are all professional dancers who have chosen St Louis as their home. All of them have a heart to serve the community and a dedication to the mission of Ballet 314.

The three board members are all volunteering their time and talents to ensure that Ballet 314 is a successful nonprofit start-up in St Louis.
Our board president has prior experience leading other nonprofit professional ballet companies; Our treasurer has thirty years of business experience and also serves on another local nonprofit board. Our secretary is an extremely talented designer who donates her considerable skills to the graphic design and branding of Ballet 314.

Ballet 314 has been commissioned for 2 brand-new ballets so far; Assemble and Llama Llama and Friends. In addition, we have participated in the commUNITY Arts Festival this summer as part of that nonprofit organization's efforts to raise community-wide awareness of violent crimes through art. We are staging and producing a brand-new re-telling of The Nutcracker & The World's Fair, and are being joined by a large adult and youth community cast for these performances on the 6th and 7th of December 2019.

Financials

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Ballet 314

Board of directors
as of 11/8/2019
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Melissa Forck

Sarah Mayer

Boeing, Retired

Alexandra Guillossou

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