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Palm Beach Gardens, FL – Ballet Palm Beach has had an AMAZING start to the season reaching over 5000 individuals already! In celebration of its new name and the vibrant arts community in Palm Beach County, the dancers kicked off the season by performing a love letter to Palm Beach County through “flash ballet”. The growing professional dance company, led by Artistic Director Colleen Smith, performed flash ballet throughout Palm Beach County in places that make Palm Beach County unique. The flash ballet began at the Norton Museum of Art and continued to the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, The Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens, Whole Foods at FAU, Mizner Park, Palm Beach Atlantic University, Clematis, City Place, Whitehall at The Flagler Museum, The Breakers and Worth Avenue. They continued to share the joy of ballet and their love of Palm Beach County by dancing in northern Palm Beach County at the Jupiter Lighthouse, Juno Beach Pier, The Gardens Mall and ending at its home theatre, the Eissey Campus Theatre at Palm Beach State College. Ballet Palm Beach’s next main-stage performance is Romeo & Juliet over Valentine’s weekend at The Eissey Campus Theatre.
The mission of Ballet Palm Beach is to preserve the art of ballet, impact young lives through the discipline of dance, and enrich the community through the beauty of ballet. Now in its 13th season, the nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization’s name changed from Florida Classical Ballet Theatre to Ballet Palm Beach. “The name Ballet Palm Beach better aligns our growing ballet company with who we are and the community we serve,” says Colleen Smith. The flash ballet locations were chosen not only for their significance to Palm Beach County but also to reach younger people that have not been as exposed to the arts, but who may find great enrichment through them. In addition to five main-stage performances at the Eissey Campus Theatre the company is committed to community outreach through partnerships with the Palm Beach County Library System, the Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County and the Kravis Center’s S*T*A*R Series outreach and education program.