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ALLEGRO DANCE PROJECT INC

We Move to Move You!

LEXINGTON, KY   |  www.allegrodanceproject.org
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ALLEGRO DANCE PROJECT INC

EIN: 46-4066462


Mission

Our mission is to educate, entertain and inspire new audiences by sharing the art of dance through our contemporary dance company and through our outreach program, serving children with special needs.WE MOVE TO MOVE YOU!  Our vision is to grow the concept of inclusion in the local arts community and to expand/diversify the professional dance performance offerings in Lexington.

Ruling year info

2014

Director & Founder

Jeana Klevene

Main address

315 SIERRA DR

LEXINGTON, KY 40505 USA

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EIN

46-4066462

Subject area info

Dance

Special needs education

Unknown or not classified

Population served info

Children and youth

Adults

People with disabilities

NTEE code info

Dance (A62)

Specialized Education Institutions/Schools for Visually or Hearing Impaired, Learning Disabled (B28)

Unknown (Z99)

Programs and results

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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?

Inclusive Dance Outreach Program

Our Inclusive Dance Outreach program provides professional dance training for children with Down Syndrome, Autism Spectrum Disorder and other specific needs. By blending classical ballet, jazz and contemporary movements, our outreach program is an inclusive and engaging way for participants to explore the art of dance in the comfort and convenience of their school. Dance increases flexibility, agility, coordination and spacial awareness and develops expressive, musical, motor and auditory skills. Our hope is to not only instill an immediate sense of joy and artistic expression, but to ignite an ongoing interest and a desire for continued participation in dance or other creative/ performing arts and to encourage a more arts enriched lifestyle. Participants enjoy a series of 6 or more dance classes led by Artistic Director Jeana Klevene with live interactive music accompaniment and assistance provided by a Physical Therapist or by PT students.

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities
Children and youth

Our Contemporary Dance Company provides professional employment and apprenticeship opportunities for talented young dancers in the Lexington area giving them value work experience and insight into the career of a professional dancer. The company collaborates with live musicians and aerial artists each July and January for an exciting performance events at the historic Lyric Theatre. The company dancers and apprentice dancers also assist some of our Inclusive Dance Outreach and Adaptive Dance participants on stage for the closing piece of the show.

Population(s) Served
Adults
People with disabilities

Our weekly Adaptive Dance class provides ongoing weekly opportunities for children and young adults with Down Syndrome, Autism Spectrum Disorder and other specific needs to receive dance training in a more formal dance studio setting. This program follows the same structure and curriculum as our Inclusive Dance Outreach Program. Adaptive Ballet classes are also offered to work on classical ballet barre and centre work.

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities
Children and youth

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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Our goal is to make the art of dance accessible to as many children with specific needs as possible and to expand and diversify the performance offerings in our community.

Our partnerships and relationships with the Down Syndrome Association of Central Kentucky, Bluegrass Youth Ballet, Fayette County Public Schools and the University of Kentucky's Department of Physical Therapy allow us to continue to progress and grow our outreach programming. Our partnerships with local musicians, dancers and aerial/circus artists as well as with the Lyric Theatre support our growth as a unique performing contemporary dance company.

Our major accomplishments so far have been to reach over 400 children in a single year and provide them with dance training and performance opportunities and to put on brand new, innovative contemporary dance performance events each season. One major obstacle we are facing is keeping up with this growth rate. We are quickly approaching the need to hire a second outreach instructor and would also like to work towards hiring an Executive Director so that our current director can focus all of her energy on the Artistic aspect of the organization vs. doing it all. Both of these key personal additions will be an important step in ensuring our continued growth as an organization.   Keeping our performance model fresh and unique is important to us and we will always strive to bring something new and exciting to our audiences in a fairly dance-saturated market. We will continue to form new partnerships and collaborations to ensure the continued progress of our performing company.

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 collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, 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 engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback

Financials

ALLEGRO DANCE PROJECT INC
Fiscal year: Sep 01 - Aug 31

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Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Sep 01 - Aug 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Sep 01 - Aug 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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Operations

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

Documents
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Director & Founder

Jeana Klevene

Jeana Klevene, Founding Director, coordinates and teaches all outreach sessions and classes. She began her dance training at the age of three, attended Joffrey Midwest Workshop and spent three summers training with American Ballet Theatre, studying under John Magnus, Cynthia Harvey, Mia Michaels and Leslie Browne. Jeana danced professionally with Lexington Ballet for the 2001-2002 season and returned to join their faculty from 2007-2012 where she served as an instructor, stage manager, outreach coordinator, and helped create the summer arts program MAD Camp, which she later directed. In 2014 she founded Allegro Dance Project and also joined the faculty of Bluegrass Youth Ballet. In 2015, she completed Boston Ballet’s Adaptive Dance Training Program to learn effective strategies and techniques in teaching dance for children with special needs.

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Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Board of directors
as of 01/22/2024
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Board chair

Graham Barth

Ward, Hocker and Thornton

Term: 2015 - 2024

Graham Barth

Ward, Hocker & Thornton PLLC Attorneys at Law

Brittany Besten

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Ryan Evans

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Robert Babcock

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Anna Weeks

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Karen Boudreaux

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Kenneth Drake

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JP Fisher

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David Taylor

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Keiko Tanaka

University of Kentucky

Susan Effgen

University of Kentucky - retired

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? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 1/27/2023

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

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 01/27/2023

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

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 use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • 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.