Roxey Ballet Company

Address

243 North Union St.
Lambertville, NJ 08530
County: Hunterdon
www.Roxeyballet.org

Contact

Mr. Mark A. Roxey

Grant Amount

$25,000

Program Area

Arts

Focus

Grant Details

For general operating support of Roxey Ballet's high level performances, unique education initiatives, and in-depth outreach to its constituency.

Organization Background

Roxey Ballet, founded in 1995, is a contemporary dance company headquartered in Lambertville, NJ. Since its inception, RB has seen consistent growth under the artistic direction of founder Mark Roxey. Drawing upon his roots in Brooklyn and his experience as a professional dancer over an extensive career, Mr. Roxey began developing this high-level institution with a unique artistic vision that is based in both performance and education.

While the company began operation with "The Nutcracker", within a few seasons, productions began to grow and seasons expand, evolving into the present three, and often four, eclectic productions annually. The artist roster has grown from "jobbed-in" guest artists supplemented by local students, into the present company of ten contracted professional dancers plus two apprentices and eight aspiring young pre-professionals. These artists present fresh, kinetic dance and always forge a bond with their audiences. From true community productions to those that challenge artists and patrons alike, Roxey Ballet's season is carefully tailored to reach, build and sustain its audiences.

Equally important is RB's deep commitment to education. Under the umbrella "Total Dance Access", director Mark Roxey has designed a series of programs introducing the world of creative expression through residencies and in-school programming throughout the region. It offers specialized instruction for such underserved populations as those living with disabilities: Wheels and Bodies in Motion.

As it prepares to celebrate its 20th season, RB continues to grow in artistry, producing programs that are at once innovative and effective. Yet it remains dedicated to the values with which it opened its doors 20 years ago. Recently updated and adopted in 2012 by its board of trustees:

"The mission of Roxey Ballet is to build meaningful bridges through dance within our community, across cultures and populations. The company will deliver artistic and cultural excellence. It will be an all-inclusive organization, fostering a creative environment of growth for artists of all levels. With unique and diverse works, taking traditions to the next level, Roxey Ballet strives to inspire audiences and artists alike and seeks to preserve and advance the fine art of dance for generations to come."

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