Colleen Smith, artistic director of Ballet Palm Beach, recently announced a partnership with the King’s Academy Conservatory of Arts, through which the professional dance company will present four major ballets during the 2018-19 season. The performances will be presented at the Academy’s Page Family Center for Performing Arts, located at 8401 Belvedere Road.
“We are so grateful to be able to perform at this beautiful new venue, in addition to our regular presentations at the Kravis Center,” Smith said. “While our ballets at the King’s Academy are for the general public and appeal to audiences of all ages, I’m particularly excited about the opportunity that the school’s students will have to see professional dancers several times a year.”
TKA officials are also excited about the new partnership.
“I am thrilled that Ballet Palm Beach has made the King’s Academy theatre its home stage. I have long admired the incredible work on display from the ballet company over the years and to know that hundreds of people will be able to see quality art at such a high caliber at the King’s Academy is exciting,” Artistic Director David Snyder said. “Our students will gain inspiration as they have the privilege to watch true professionals showcase their craft and tell beautiful stories through the artistry of dance.”
The first production by Ballet Palm Beach at TKA will be Gatsby, which is the transformation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s great American novel, The Great Gatsby, into compelling dance drama. It will be on stage Nov. 2-4. Tickets for Gatsby at TKA are $30 to $45 and can be purchased online at www.balletpalmbeach.org or by calling (888) 718-4253.
Future Ballet Palm Beach performances at TKA include The Nutcracker (December 13-16), Romeo and Juliet (February 8-10) and Wonderland (May 10-12).