These are flexible opportunities to show your support and have that support recognized. Don’t see something that speaks to you? Please contact us and we’ll create something together.
Historical plaque: Every building of historical and architectural importance in a Nationally Designated Neighborhood must have a Plaque with the story of the building. In the case of the Johnstown Concert Ballet’s DANCE WORKS, it is a rich history that begs to be documented. A history bug should have an interest in having his/her name attached to this effort.
Endowments for Visiting Artists: For the annual Nutcracker, audience and dancers alike wait with bated breath for the appearance of the Prince and the Sugar Plum Fairy. These roles are filled by professional dancers from professional companies, such as the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre or Pointe Park. The same scenario often exists for other productions, depending on the difficulty and the visibility needed for the role. This exchange is healthy for everyone: for the professional dancer to be paid, for the JCB to promote the stars, and for the corps de ballet to share the stage with professional dancers.
Residencies: The non-profit entity has been successful in receiving grants to bring in artists for residencies. In several cases, ones who are products of the School and have continued their dancing careers, or founded their own dance companies or related schools. In some cases, the visiting artists teach classes, and work with current students in the School to create a new work, a fusion of the classical ballet with what they are teaching, be it contemporary, Indian, whatever genre the visiting artist represents.