American Repertory Ballet


7 Livingston Ave
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
County: Middlesex


Ms. Vanessa Logan

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For general operating support of American Repertory Ballet's performance season, and Access & Enrichment education and community programming.

Organization Background

The mission of American Repertory Ballet is: To bring the joy, beauty, artistry and discipline of classical and contemporary dance to New Jersey and nationwide audiences through public performances and to dance students through artistic and educational programs.

This mission is fulfilled through: American Repertory Ballet's preeminent classical and contemporary professional ballet company; Princeton Ballet School, one of the largest non-profit dance schools in the nation; and ARB's Access & Enrichment initiatives, programs designed to expose the community to the art form of dance, as active participants and informed observers, and to develop life-long dance enthusiasts. Under the leadership of Executive Director Vanessa Logan, it is through these three branches of ARB that the organization's vision is pursued: "To Entertain, Educate, Enlighten, and Inspire with the Beauty and Passion of Dance".

Designated a "Major Arts Institution" by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts for two decades, and recognized by the National Endowment for the Arts "American Masterpieces" program, ARB contributes vitally to the quality of life in NJ and plays a leadership role in the dance community.

Led by Artistic Director Douglas Martin, ARB's professional ballet company presents classical ballets from the 19th and 20th centuries alongside works of contemporary choreographers, and performs at major venues for approximately 20,000 patrons annually. The Princeton Ballet School (PBS) has provided exceptional dance training to NJ students for going on 60 years, enrolling 1,000 students and 200 adult students annually for classes in state-of-the-art studios in Cranbury, Princeton, and New Brunswick. School Director Mary Pat Robertson has overseen the school for over 20 years. ARB's Access & Enrichment (A&E) programs are led by Director of Educational Programming Lisa Beth Vettoso, and reach over 8,000 children and families. A&E also encompasses our acclaimed DANCE POWER program, a 29-year collaboration with the New Brunswick Board of Education, and the longest running arts/community partnership in New Jersey. DANCE POWER now reaches every 2nd and 3rd grade student in New Brunswick, and ARB provides approximately $70,000 in scholarship support to DANCE POWER Scholars. Although these scholarships are not currently underwritten, ARB is committed to fulfilling its promise to its communities to break down financial barriers to dance education for lower income students. Other programs include the On Pointe community lecture series, master classes, in-school residencies, assemblies and public school matinees.

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