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ORLANDO BALLET & COVID19 UPDATES March 13, 2020 |

UPDATED: 4/1/2020 12:00PM

 

To all members of the Orlando Ballet Family,

 

As we each begin to process the unprecedented events of the last few days, all focus has shifted to what is most critical – the safety and health of our families, friends and colleagues – even as we consider very difficult decisions. We have looked to our community leaders to provide guidance and that has come. In accordance with the City of Orlando and Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts we are postponing the upcoming performance of Made in the USA. 

This beautiful production will be moved to Harriett’s Orlando Ballet Centre this fall. All subscribers and single ticket holders will be fully refunded, and current ticket holders will receive pre-sale access prior to public on sale. If you have not seen the full refund within three weeks, please call our Audiences Services Manager, Chelsea James at 407.418.9828. 

The Orlando Ballet Company and School rely on our communities’ support of donors, subscribers, students and ticket buyers. Your support is imperative to the health of our organization. If possible, we ask patrons to consider using their refund to donate back to the Orlando Ballet via the United Arts Campaign

Additionally, Orlando Ballet and Orlando Ballet School will be suspending all classes and camps effective immediately through May 1st. If you have questions about classes or camps please contact School Business Manager, Bill Rose at [email protected] and we will make all efforts to assist you. We will continue to evaluate options for extensions and credits and will update parents and students accordingly.

We believe this is the best decision for our students, dancers, community, and staff.

We ask for your patience at this time as we deal with an influx of inquiries. Please know that we are trying to provide you the most up to date information. We will continue to monitor local, state and national resources and will update you as appropriate. Please continue to check our website and social media channels. 

“The arts are essen­tial to any com­plete national life. The State owes it to itself to sus­tain and encour­age them….Ill fares the race which fails to salute the arts with the rev­er­ence and delight which are their due.” – Winston Churchill

 

Sincerely,  
Shane Jewell
Executive Director