Wellington Ballet Theatre has announced its official status as a 501(c)3 public charity. The nonprofit ballet company has received its official status from the IRS and is now classified as a public charity. Contributions made to the foundation are tax deductible. The foundation is now qualified to receive tax deductible bequests, transfers or gifts.
Wellington Ballet Theatre has been in operation for two years and is a member of the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County. It is dedicated to providing the highest standards of classical training, dance education and performance to the South Florida area. The company has brought several successful performances to venues in Wellington and Belle Glade, including a packed performance of The Nutcracker at the Wellington Amphitheater. All of these performances have been free or low cost. Under the artistic direction of Rocky Duvall in association with choreographer Melissa Waters, the company strives to be an example of excellence for dancer development, building self-esteem and professionalism in its dancers as well as promoting a deep appreciation for the arts throughout the community. Wellington Ballet Theatre performs historical classical ballets as well as original and innovative choreographies. Its auditions, workshops, master classes and dance demonstrations are open to all members of the community.
Upcoming events include a spring dance concert featuring the music of George Winston on May 10 and 11 at the Wellington Amphitheater; auditions for its fall production of Ballet Off-Broadway on Sunday, April 21 for the performance Sept. 6-8; its 2013 fundraiser event “An Evening at Tavern on the Green” on Aug. 30; auditions on Sept. 14 for the annual Nutcracker, scheduled for Dec. 6-8; auditions for the May 2014 production of Snow White will be held Jan. 4, 2014. 2015 will see its production of Cinderella in addition to the annual Nutcracker and fundraising event.
Wellington Ballet Theatre invites contributors, volunteers, corporate sponsors and charitable donations to help support its programming. For additional information visit www.wellingtonballettheatre.org or contact Company Manager Randy Ballen at (561) 296-1880.