New Jersey State Council on the Arts Names Allison Tratner as Executive Director Click here for the story!
Roxey Ballet To Hold Jungle-Themed Fundraiser
originally published: 03/13/2018
(STOCKTON, NJ)-- Roxey Ballet Company invites the community to its annual spring fundraiser at the historic Prallsville Mills in Stockton, New Jersey on Friday, April 13 from 7:00pm to 10:00pm. Tickets are available online at RoxeyBallet.org for $95.00 per person. All proceeds support Roxey Ballet’s educational programs.
“We’re enjoying planning this fundraiser with a sophisticated jungle theme in honor of Roxey Ballet’s Mowgli, A Jungle Book Ballet coming up later this spring. Bringing the community together through a sense of purpose has been very rewarding,” explains event co-chair Melissa Dannenfelser of Flemington, New Jersey.
In keeping with the whimsical theme, Roxey Ballet’s professional dancers greet guests in colorful animal costumes. Attendees delight in “wild” signature cocktails, and plentiful hors d’oeuvres and desserts.
According to the Roxey Ballet event co-chair Sabrina Liddell of New Hope, Pennsylvania: “A highlight of the evening is a silent auction featuring a painting experience with noted artist Tony LaSalle and the opportunity to create your own ice cream flavor with O Wow Cow Creamery.” Other auction items include gift cards for Big Red Pedal Tours of Philadelphia, Flemington Ice Rink and Dinner for Two at Lambertville Station.
“It’s always a fun night as we return to our original home at the Prallsville Mill to celebrate all we’ve accomplished over the last 23 years, and all that we aim to do in the future,” says Mark Roxey, Founding Artistic Director. “What many people don’t realize is how much funding and support we donate back to the surrounding community in the form of educational programs. Fundraising events are vital to our mission.”
The article continues after this ad
Among Roxey Ballet’s educational initiatives is Wheels & Bodies in Motion, which provides an environment where dancers with and without disabilities work collaboratively to dance, exercise and create original choreography Roxey Ballet also engages school students through its Dance to Learn residency and through Celebrating Diversity, an award-winning anti-bullying assembly that is done on-site in schools throughout the area. To learn more about bringing these programs to a school near you, reach out to email@example.com.
Roxey Ballet is a world class, all-inclusive contemporary ballet company that uses dance to build community and cultural bridges. The company maintains a full schedule of local, national and international touring. Based in Lambertville, New Jersey, Roxey Ballet was incorporated in 1995 as a New Jersey non-profit organization whose mission is to deliver artistic excellence through professional dance performances, residencies, educational programs, workshops and master classes. The company takes pride in its multicultural and all-inclusive organization, fostering a creative environment of growth for all. Roxey Ballet performances are fully accessible to those with disabilities.
Roxey Ballet's programs are made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, Merck Foundation, Hunterdon County Cultural & Heritage Commission, and individuals and businesses.
Adelphi Orchestra Teams Up With Donetsk Ballet For 5th Consecutive Season Of The Nutcracker
(PARAMUS, NJ) -- The Adelphi Orchestra will join the members of the internationally renowned Donetsk Ballet, one of Eastern Europe’s foremost dance companies, and students of the Midland Park, NJ based Miss Patti's School of Dance in the 19th Annual production of Tchaikovsky’s universally timeless masterwork, The Nutcracker Ballet presented by JulieDance. Performances run Friday, December 7 at 7:30pm, Saturday, December 8 at 7:00pm and Sunday, December 9 at 2:00pm. All performances take place at Paramus Catholic High School, 425 Paramus Road in Paramus, NJ. Tickets are $40-$45.
State Theatre presents The Nutcracker performed by American Repertory Ballet With a live orchestra and choir
(NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ) -- State Theatre New Jersey presents American Repertory Ballet's Nutcracker for five performances from December 21 through December 23. American Repertory Ballet (ARB) brings the beloved classic Nutcracker to the stage with Tchaikovsky’s magnificent score, stunning sets, thrilling choreography, and a cast of more than 100 performers. All five American Repertory Ballet performances include a live orchestra and the Princeton Girlchoir.Tickets range from $25-$65.
Peak Performances Presents "Smashed"
(MONTCLAIR, NJ) -- Peak Performances’ 2018-2019 season of genre-and-convention-defying performances continues with Smashed, Gandini Juggling’s acclaimed work inspired by the choreography of Pina Bausch, directed by Sean Gandini and assistant directed by Kati Ylä-Hokkala. Smashed comes to the Alexander Kasser Theater at Montclair State University (1 Normal Ave., Montclair, NJ) December 13-16.
Atlantic City Ballet To Perform The Nutcracker In Galloway, AC, and Lakewood
(ATLANTIC CITY, NJ) -- For the 36th year, the Atlantic City Ballet will once again bring their spectacular holiday theatrical production of The Nutcracker to Atlantic City, Galloway, and Lakewood. The Nutcracker is a treasured classic that tells the story of a little girl named Clara who is given a magical nutcracker doll on Christmas Eve. Embarking on a wondrous journey through the Kingdom of Snow and the Land of Sweets, Clara encounters many unforgettable and timeless characters. Young and old alike will experiencethe many magical moments, of this beloved holiday ballet.
New Jersey Civic Youth Ballet Presents Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite at Centenary
(HACKETTSTOWN, NJ) -- Adventure awaits when a young girl’s dream of a magical Nutcracker hits the stage at the Lackland Performing Arts Center, December 14, 15 and 16 in Hackettstown. Over 45 talented dancers from Northampton, PA, and Hunterdon, Morris, Sussex, Warren counties in NJ and have earned roles in the New Jersey Civic Youth Ballet’s (NJCYB) new production of Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite.
It's a Shore Holiday: The Atlantic City Ballet LIVE! at Caesars
On Saturday, November 24, 2018, The Atlantic City Ballet celebrated Christmas early with a production of It’s a Shore Holiday at the Circus Maximus Theatre located inside Caesars Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City, NJ.
Dracula: The Atlantic City Ballet LIVE! at Lakewood’s Strand Theater
On Saturday, Oct 21, 2018, The Atlantic City Ballet celebrated Halloween early with their production of Dracula at The Strand Theatre in Lakewood, NJ.
Ballet, Boxing and Street Dance Gangs?! An Artist Profile of Mark Roxey
Mark Roxey’s been thrown in a garbage can, part of street dance gangs (who knew those were really real?!) and spends a whole lot of time in the boxing gym. He is also the founder and director of the Roxey Ballet Company, associate director of The Mill Ballet School, and has had a distinguished career with numerous American dance companies, including The Joffrey Ballet. You have to hear Mark’s story in our latest artist profile.
Swan Lake: The Atlantic City Ballet LIVE! at The Strand Lakewood
On Saturday, September 22, 2018, The Atlantic City Ballet presented their version of Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake at The Strand Theatre in Lakewood, NJ. Featuring spellbinding choreography by Phyllis Papa, the talented members of the ACB transported an enthusiastic audience of all ages to another world, and Love Imagery was on hand to capture the magic in this photo-essay.
A New Ballet Company Launches At The Shore
Monmouth County has long been a hub for the arts, with a celebrated music scene, thriving original theatre and artists throughout the area, but one thing was missing – the area did not have its own professional ballet company.