Central Florida Ballet Inc
3306 Maggie Blvd., Suite B
Orlando FL 32811
Contact Information
Address 3306 Maggie Blvd., Suite B
Orlando, FL 32811
Phone (407) 849-9948
Fax (407) 203-8905
Web and Social Media
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Julia Anne Conway (USA), WBC 2014 Pre-Professional Category Gold Medalist
Mission
Mission

Central Florida Ballet's mission is to entertain, educate, and inspire through the universal art form of dance. With a diverse repertoire of dance productions and programs from classical to contemporary and beyond, each attendee is to be culturally enriched while developing an appreciation for the arts.

Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Mr. Vasile Petrutiu
Board Chair Mrs. Rose Brown
Board Chair Company Affiliation Community Volunteer
History
IRS Ruling Year 2000
Financial Summary
 
 
Projected Revenue $515,000.00
Projected Expenses $515,000.00
Statements
Mission

Central Florida Ballet's mission is to entertain, educate, and inspire through the universal art form of dance. With a diverse repertoire of dance productions and programs from classical to contemporary and beyond, each attendee is to be culturally enriched while developing an appreciation for the arts.

Impact

 

Accomplishments in 2013-14 Season

- The 3rd international partnership of “The Nutcracker" was presented with the Teatrul de Balet Sibiu. A total of nine performances was held in Orlando, Florida, USA and Sibiu, Romania with dancers of both companies to great acclaim.

- Our board fundraiser, Nutcracker Silent Auction, was held in two days with the highest dollar amount to date raised.

- Our Nutcracker production at the Linda Chapin Theater in the Orange County Convention Center was SOLD-OUT for TWO public evening performances for the 2nd consecutive year! 

- CFB traveled to local schools to perform FREE performances of "The Nutcracker" and "The Ugly Duckling". These free in-school performances served more than 1,000 Central Florida students; saving the schools $12,000 (free tickets and no bus fare)!
 

- The third regional of the World Ballet Competition was held in March 2014 in Sibiu, Romania to great success and a 70% increase in competitors from the prior year. All costs for travel, production, and staff are paid by the government of Romania. TV specials were aired and magazine features printed in Europe and the USA on the regional.

- Presented the 8th World Ballet Competition in Orlando, Florida where more than 615 participants gathered representing 22 countries, 18 states, 12 Florida counties. The competition has built an elite level, international dance platform in Central Florida. In 2014 alone, the WBC awarded more than $150,000 in scholarships. cash prizes, job offers and dance apparel. for dance students ages 9-24. WBC garnered more than 12,000+ unique worldwide viewers in just one week, and an economical impact reaching $1.7 million (estimated) was generated into the local community.

- Another record was set for the 7th consecutive year when 540 hotels rooms were booked through the World Ballet Competition in 2014. General Manager of the Crowne Plaza - Downtown Orlando noted that "For our hotel, the World Ballet Competition has generated the highest occupancy rate for this type of event. We can only assume this will continue as this competition continues to grow each year."

WBC set this same record at the Marriott/Sheraton Downtown Orlando from 2008-2013. General Manager of the Sheraton - Downtown Orlando once again noted that "This is unprecedented in the city to date! Of all the arts organizations in the Orlando and Orange County area combined, the World Ballet Competition has generated the highest occupancy for this type of event."
 

Upcoming 2014-15 Season Highlights & Goals:

- Collaboration with Northland, A Church Distributed is currently in negotiation to present a “Nutcracker” excerpts for the community in the fall of 2014.

- Continue expansion of Nutcracker Silent Auction held in December of 2014.

- To present a Nutcracker production in December of 2014: three public performances and one performance for schools. Since we sold-out for the past two consecutive years, a third public performance was added. Our goal is for a minimum of three sold-out performances (one for schools and two for general public).

- To present the 9th World Ballet Competition (WBC) to continue expanding the international dance platform in Orlando built by the WBC and providing an economical impact over $1.8 million for Central Florida in 2015.

- To hold the 4th World Ballet Competition OPEN in Sibiu, Romania from March 19-22, 2015.

- To hold a World Ballet Competition OPEN in our newest location of San Juan, Puerto Rico. The government of Puerto Rico has approved funding and the event is scheduled for October 28 - November 1.

 

Independent Research has been conducted on this organization's theory of change or program effectiveness? No
Needs
  1. Hire a marketing director to implement marketing plans of the Central Florida Ballet for the 2014-15 season, $40,000 annually
  2. Hire a development consultant to assist the Central Florida Ballet in implementing a fundraising campaign for 2014-15 season as well as expansion plans, $60,000 annually
  3. New sets and costumes for “The Nutcracker” to replace those created in 2001 - $150,000
  4. Replacements of Marley flooring for company performances used for the general public productions, Children’s Ballet Series, and School Informances - $15,000
Background

 

In 2000, world-renowned dancer and director, Vasile Petrutiu, along with “Orlando ballerina” Heather Sanders-Fryxell, created Central Florida Ballet.  Mr. Petrutiu had come to Orlando to direct Southern Ballet Theatre (now Orlando Ballet), where Ms. Sander-Fryxell was the principal dancer.  Their common artistic goals led them to start their own dance organization made up of a school, the Ballet Academy of Central Florida, and a ballet company, Central Florida Ballet. In its first year, the “Movement Mentor/Dance Therapy” program (free of charge for participants) was created to offer children with varying disabilities the rare opportunity to receive dance instruction.

In 2001, the first ever company production “Tutus, Tango, and More” was presented to sold-out audiences. Informances, an outreach program for Orange County school children was also introduced and has since brought ballet to thousands of Central Florida students. 

That December, the Central Florida Ballet mounted The Nutcracker and since its premiere has become the most popular Nutcracker in the area.  Under the choreographic expertise of Mr. Petrutiu, the production has received rave reviews, including being mentioned as one of the nation’s top Nutcrackers by CNN and USA Today Headlines News. CFB is also the first organization in the Central Florida area to use pyrotechnics in The Nutcracker.

In 2003, the Children’s Ballet Series opened to sold-out audiences. During the next couple of years new shows were added including The Fairy Doll and the Ugly Duckling.  Performances of the Children’s Ballet Series have been held in the area’s most popular venues including, our home theater, the Linda B. Chapin at the Orange County Convention Center, Bob Carr Performing Arts Center, amphitheatres at Lake Eola and Avalon Park, Plaza Theater, and the Winter Garden Theatre.

In 2006, CFB premiered “9/11 An American Moment” an original ballet based on the World Trade Center attack on September 11, 2001. In 2007, the House of Representatives in Washington D.C. recognized CFB as the only dance company in the nation to present a ballet based on the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack. That same year, The Nutcracker was voted “One of the Top 20 Events” in the southeast region by the Southeast Tourism Society.

In July of 2007, Vasile Petrutiu inaugurated the World Ballet Competition (WBC) in Orlando,Florida,USA. The inaugural WBC received the “Excellence in Arts” award from the United Arts of Central Florida and was also documented by Terpishore Entertainment to be featured on arts & entertainment television channels in the USA and abroad. In 2008, the World Ballet Competition became the first ballet competition to be entirely broadcast live on the internet and the first to use unique computerized scoring system similar to the Olympics.

Each year the WBC culminates in a star-studded gala, the “WBC All Stars of Dance”.  The performance brings a multitude of international talent to Orlando, which have included principal dancers of: American Ballet Theatre, San Francisco Ballet, New York City Ballet, Momix, Alvin Ailey, and Boston Ballet. With widespread audience acclaim and numerous international features, the community has been buzzing with excitement about this enthralling event that has become a surprising treat in Central Florida and is unlike any other.

By the Summer of 2014, the World Ballet Competition had generated an estimated economical impact of over $8.95 million for the Central Florida community and over 4 million views through the internet.

The Central Florida Ballet looks forward to continue providing the community with innovative productions and programs of the highest quality.

NTEE Information
Primary Organization Type Arts,Culture & Humanities
Primary Organization SubType Ballet
Secondary Organization Type Arts,Culture & Humanities
Secondary Organiztion SubType Performing Arts
Tertiary Organization Type Arts,Culture & Humanities
Tertiary Organization SubType Arts Services
Areas Served
Geographic Areas Served
FL - Orange
FL - Osceola
FL - Seminole
FL - Lake
FL
Goals
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GENERAL PUBLIC
- Provide outstanding, innovative dance performances for the local community and visitors at affordable prices
- Bring international guest artists of a caliber never before seen in the area
- Draw worldwide visitors to Orlando by promoting the city as an international destination for the arts by offering outstanding events; ultimately increasing tourism related to the arts.
- Expose new audiences to ballet through innovative and exciting productions
- Increase international exposure and sales for local businesses and organizations. 
 
STUDENT PROGRAMS
- Introduce k-12 students to the arts
- Provide superior educational dance programs and performance opportunities for aspiring young dance students
- Provide a dance program free of charge for k-5 students with varying disabilities
Strategies
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GENERAL PUBLIC

Strategy for:

- Providing outstanding, innovative dance performances for the local community and visitors at affordable prices

- Bringing international guest artists of a caliber never before seen in the area

- Exposing new audiences to ballet through innovative and exciting productions

Each year the Central Florida Ballet brings international guest artists for its annual Nutcracker production at the Orange County Convention Center and for the World Ballet Competition's All Stars of Dance with ticket prices starting as low as $24. Bringing in new artists of a high caliber, never before seen in Orlando, has educated, excited and uplifted our community's respect and appreciation of ballet. The word is spreading quickly about the CFB's high quality and innovative performances; bringing in new patrons and visitors referred by regular audience attendees.

Strategy for:

- Drawing worldwide visitors to Orlando by promoting the city as an international destination for the arts by offering outstanding events; ultimately increasing tourism related to the arts.

- Increasing international exposure and sales for local businesses and organizations.

Through the World Ballet Competition, CFB has created an international dance forum for advancement of the art form which each year draws hundreds of statewide, national and international visitors to Orlando. WBC has brought Orlando into the international spotlight of the dance world and participants are now viewing Orlando as a community that supports and embraces the Arts, and are looking favorably on future opportunities of employment through WBC as the competition continues to grow. Plus, the WBC's international visitors often bring extended family who spend the week at area attractions, shopping, dining, and enjoying Florida's beaches.

STUDENT PROGRAMS

Strategy for:

- Introducing k-12 students to the arts:

The Greater Orlando area is one that is growing, particularly with families with children; according to the U.S. Census, over 21% of Orange County's population are children 15 years or younger, yet many have never had the experience of attending a live performance. Our "School Informances" programs have allowed thousands of students from kindergarten through 12th grade, regardless of their family's economic status, to be exposed to the arts and provided them examples of how to express themselves in positive, constructive ways.

Strategy for:

- Providing educational programs & performance opportunities for aspiring young dance students

Through the CFB's Studio Company, young dance students are given vast performance opportunities, extensive educational dance instruction through weekly rehearsals, and experiences performing with a professional company. From 2011 - 2013, select Studio Company dancers traveled to Romania for a performance tour of "The Nutcracker".

Strategy for:

- Providing a dance program free of charge for k-5 students with varying disabilities

Our "Movement Mentor" program has had a waiting list since the initiation in 2001 and continually provides an outlet for children with disabilities to experience the art of dance. During the nine month program, weekly classes are offered free of charge and held at CFB's Academy where each student is partnered with the same mentor each week.

 

Capabilities
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ORIGINALITY AND INNOVATIVE VISION

From its inception, the Central Florida Ballet has been a leading arts innovator in the community: being the first organization to use pyrotechnics in "The Nutcracker" and the only to use aerial acrobatics in the Arabian scene, the first to create a dance performance tribute to the lives lost and the heroes of the World Trade Center attack on September 11, 2001, and presenting the first ballet competition (World Ballet Competition) to be entirely broadcast live on the internet and using a computerized scoring system similar to the Olympics.

INTERNATIONAL PARTNERSHIPS & NETWORKING

Through the international ties of the Central Florida Ballet directors, partnerships worldwide are planned for the future.

STRONG COMMUNITY RELATIONSHIPS

Entering into our 14th season and hosting events of such an international stature, we have established great loyalty from our vendors and outside contractors.

ACCLAIMED DIRECTORS, GREAT EXPERTISE

- Central Florida Ballet is co-founded and led by Vasile Petrutiu. He has engaged many international stars including those of American Ballet Theater, New York City Ballet, Alvin Ailey, Momix, Complexions, San Francisco Ballet, Corella Ballet of Spain, and Boston Ballet. In 2007, he solely founded the World Ballet Competition which has grown exponentially and is now expanding in a regional edition to be hosted in cities worldwide.

- Artistic Director, Vladimir Bykov holds a Master's Degree from Kiev National Institute of Arts, toured worldwide as principal dancer, & entering his 10th season as CFB Artistic Director.

MEDIA ATTENTION & GREAT EXPOSURE

The Central Florida Ballet's events and performances are generating interest and press internationally. Central Florida Ballet's productions have been featured by USA Today, CNN, Wall Street Journal, and ABC News. The World Ballet Competition was the cover story with three 4+ page layouts in Dance for You magazine based in Europe. Top American dance publications, Dancer, Dance Studio Life, and Pointe have published multiple features. In 2012, the NY Times interviewed Mr. Petrutiu for a feature story in regards to an increase in male dancers competing.

EXCEPTIONAL PROGRAMMING & OUTSTANDING ARTISTIC TALENT

In the words of the Orlando Sentinel: ..."Central Florida Ballet rises above the traditional crowd..." The Central Florida Ballet incorporates interactive effects to transform ballets into full productions for the general public. Glowing international recognition has been received from ABC News, USA Today, CNN Headlines News, Wall Street Journal, and the Southeast Tourism Society. Moreover, the Central Florida Ballet offers a number of educational and diverse programs to introduce the arts to our community's youth: educational and diverse programs for our youth in the community School Informances, Movement Mentor, and the Children's Ballet Series.

 

Indicators
HelpHow will the organization know if it is making progress? What are the key qualitative and quantitative indicators against which the organization assesses its progress toward its intended impact?
CFB uses a number of evaluation tools to measure the effectiveness of public events and educational programming in reaching its goals:
 
1) Attendance records and tickets statistics are collected, recorded and evaluated. Two sold-out performances at the Orange County Convention Center for the annual Nutcracker will prove to be dynamic and great feat accomplished by the Central Florida Ballet. At the World Ballet Competition, attendance of participants from a minimum of 22 countries will build upon the WBC's wildly successful, international dance platform in Orlando.
 
2) All educational programs will be evaluated by participant comments, feedback, letters, number of participating families, and dancers returning each year. Results will be discussed by management and the Board of Directors for future programming.
 
3) Websites for the Central Florida Ballet (www.CentralFloridaBallet.com) and World Ballet Competition (www.WorldBalletCompetition.com) offers online surveys/polling and statistics on online visitors.
 
4) Funding support and earned income from the event will be tracked and analyzed. An increase of 15% of private donations for the upcoming season will signify ever-increasing support from the Central Florida community.
 
5) Audience surveys will be designed and implemented, as will competition participant surveys.
 
6) Community surveys are conducted which focus on program improvement, community needs, and future development ideas.
 
7) Media coverage and reviews will be collected and recorded. Receiving coverage from 2-3 international publications and/or TV networks per year signals CFB is continually innovating and entertaining audiences.
 
8) Economic impact statistics will be surveyed and analyzed. CFB reaches a stunning impact annually through the World Ballet Competition. An impact of $1.8 million demonstrates the highest excellence and innovation in programming the Central Florida Ballet offers.
Progress
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Response to Economic Downturn
 

After the loss of two long time sponsors due to the economic downturn in 2009, new sponsors have been found and CFB is in the black.

 

International Expansion

In the 2011-12 season, CFB began the first joint venture of "The Nutcracker" with the Ballet Sibiu of Romania. A total of 8 performances were presented in Orlando and Romania with dancers of both companies to great acclaim and popularity (and repeated with 9 performances each in 2012 and 2013). That same year, the Board of Directors implemented a successful fundraising campaign with new events at each performance while actively seeking in-kind service partners and donations. We partnered with TRG and discount ticket sites to receive increased marketing exposure. With these new fundraising events and partnerships, CFB saw a 36% increase in attendance in the 2011 Nutcracker production, and two full houses in 2012 and 2013!

 

Success of International Expansion and Plans for Future

For the 2014-15 season, CFB will continue the joint venture for the World Ballet Competition. The WBC OPEN has been hosted three times in Sibiu, Romania. The next edition is planned for March 2015 in Romania. The newest WBC OPEN location of San Juan, Puerto Rico is scheduled for February 2015.

Through these ventures there is greater access to new sponsors, media, and grants worldwide. CFB will continue to focus on strengthening and forming new partnerships with foreign governments and corporations. Since all our expenses are being paid by their governments we are in good position to make a considerable profit. 
Programs
Description

Central Florida Ballet’s Nutcracker rises above the traditional crowd with its use of fiber optics and thrilling pyrotechnics. Premiering in 2001, just two years later this production was highlighted by USA Today as the “pyrotechnic Nutcracker” and was also named “one of the top-five outstanding productions in the nation” by CNN Headline News! The Southeast Tourism Society named it “One of the Top 20” events in the southeast region in 2007. ABC Nightline News filmed the production in 2011 for a feature on the national news program. The Wall Street Journal highlighted the production's "mini-explosions and aerial acrobatics" in 2012.

The Central Florida Ballet brings this beloved holiday tale to life with an annual rendition onstage at the Linda W. Chapin Theater inside the Orange County Convention Center. A number of local and international stars have been featured in the production including, Sascha Radetsky (ABT & Star of feature film “Center Stage”), Irina Dvorovenko (ABT), Maxim Beloserkovsky (ABT), Israel Rodiguez (Orlando Ballet), Heather Sanders-Fryxell (prev. Southern Ballet Theatre), Dragos Milhacea (Royal Swedish Ballet), and Joseph Gatti (Boston Ballet).

The “Nutcracker” ballet is a classic holiday tradition performed all over the world. The story is based on a fairytale in which the Nutcracker doll comes to life as an enchanted prince who saves the pretty young maiden Maria, from distress.  Prince “Nikita” then takes her through a magical journey to his kingdom “The Land of Sweets” where they are greeted by the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Cavalier. The Prince tells them about their daring battle with the army of mice and she rewards them with a celebration of dances from all around the world.

Population Served Families
Adults
Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)
Short Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe near term achievement(s) or improvement(s) that will result from this program. This may represent immediate outcomes occurring as a result of the end of a session or service. CFB's "The Nutcracker" has become one of the most popular in the Central Florida community and voted "most entertaining" by its attendees. Each performance develops new fans of the ballet, of whom, begin to build an appreciation the arts. As the production has a modern twist with numerous special effects (thrilling pyrotechnics, simulated snow, fiber optics, and the unique aerial acrobatics in the “Arabian scene”), audiences are surprised by how much they enjoy the ballet and after attending take the opportunity to see different performances throughout the community.
Long Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe the ultimate change(s) that will result from this program. This may be far into the future and represent an ideal state.

CFB's production has been filmed by ABC Nightline News for a feature on national television; highlighted by the USA Today as the “pyrotechnic Nutcracker”; Named “one of the top-five outstanding productions in the nation” by CNN Headline News; Voted “One of the Top 20 Events” by the Southeast Tourism Society; and the Orlando Sentinel proclaimed CFB's Nutcracker "rises above the traditional crowd" among other numerous features.

Since 2001, “The Nutcracker” has introduced the arts to our youngest generation while providing a culturally enriching family-bonding activity for Central Florida families. Thousands continue to experience the magic and excitement of this beloved holiday tradition each year.
 

CFB’s “The Nutcracker’ builds excitement and appreciation for the arts within the community by exposing Central Florida audiences to performances of internationally acclaimed world-class dancing, who would otherwise not be seen in Orlando, at affordable prices. Such international talent has included principal dancers from American Ballet Theatre, Boston Ballet, and the Royal Swedish Ballet.

Program Success Monitored ByHelpOrganizations describe the tools used to measure or track program impact. Program evaluation consists of analyzing attendance records, audience comments, letters, and marketing strategies. Surveys from the Americans for the Arts will be distributed to find detailed information on attendees (income, education, location) as well as the economical impact for the community, and other related information.
Description

Created to introduce even the youngest viewer to the art form of dance. 

Premiering in 2003 to sold-out audiences, the Children's Ballet Series consists of hour-long, narrated performances adapted specifically for children. These shortened presentations bring dance to the young viewer’s level through an intimate atmosphere. For each performance, children are able to sit next to the front of the stage with their friends; allowing them to see each dancer up close and in person.

Narration is provided to help the young audience understand the story and to keep their interest at its peak. At the end of each show, children have the unique opportunities to meet characters, touch the costumes, and interact with the show’s performers. Past performances of the Series have included, Toy Shop, Peter and the Wolf, Ugly Duckling, Carnival of Animals, The Fairy Doll, and "9/11 An American Moment”.
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)
Children Only (5 - 14 years)
Short Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe near term achievement(s) or improvement(s) that will result from this program. This may represent immediate outcomes occurring as a result of the end of a session or service. Each performance provides arts and cultural awareness for its young attendees. The young audience relates to members of CFB’s Studio Company, many of whom are young themselves, and may even be inspired to begin dance lessons. Most importantly, these young audiences have the opportunity to develop an excitement and interest in the arts. It has been shown early exposure and participation in the arts leads a greater chance of increasing cognitive function, earning better grades, living a drug-free lifestyle.
Long Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe the ultimate change(s) that will result from this program. This may be far into the future and represent an ideal state. Since 2003, the series has introduced the ARTS to thousands of Central Florida children and has provided a fun family-bonding activity. Over 32 performances have been held in local community venues including the CFB's In-Studio Theatre and the Linda Chapin Theatre at the Orange County Convention Center.
Program Success Monitored ByHelpOrganizations describe the tools used to measure or track program impact.

Evaluation of the Children’s Ballet Series consists of attendance records, audience comments, letters, and repeat sold-out performances.

Description

The WBC having just completed its 8th year in June of 2014 is one of the world’s top ballet competitions and places a strong emphasis on the professional dancer. The vision and mission of WBC is to be the most objective and fair competition in the world and to attract the highest level of talent that exists. This has been well documented in Dancer Magazine and Dance for You Magazine (based in Europe). In 2008, the WBC became the first ballet competition to be entirely broadcast on the internet and the first to use a computerized scoring system similar to the Olympics.

The competition is an exhausting and thorough test of any competitor. Each year hundreds of competitors apply to be accepted into the competition, from which less than 65% are accepted into the competition. Those that are accepted pass through three elimination rounds and, as a result, even to reach the final round is an accomplishment in itself, and representative of being part of an elite group of dancers. Over 12,000+ viewers watched worldwide during the WBC 2014 where competitors received cash prizes, dance apparel, scholarships to leading dance schools, and job offers totaling more than $150,000.

The WBC also includes:

·    International Master Class Workshop consisting of master classes in ballet, modern, jazz and dance related seminars.

·    International Job Fair – an intercontinental vehicle for dancers seeking professional careers in dance. Dancers audition onstage at the Bob Carr Performing Arts Center in front of directors worldwide via LIVE internet broadcast.

·    Judges and Competitor Conference – A rare feature the WBC provides where competitors can receive a coveted one on one evaluation from the judging panel.

·     “All Stars of Dance” – Highly acclaimed by directors and critics worldwide, this concluding performance features world renowned artists of the world’s leading dance companies and winners of the WBC.

Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)
Adults
Families
Short Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe near term achievement(s) or improvement(s) that will result from this program. This may represent immediate outcomes occurring as a result of the end of a session or service.

- In 2014, the WBC provided an estimated economic impact of $1.7 million through the arts in just five days for the Central Florida community and increased international exposure for local businesses.

- Offers career growth for the 150 competitors who are seen by directors worldwide (offering scholarships and job contracts). Daily classes are given allowing participants to be taught by famed artists.

- Attracting international performers and audiences to Central Florida, thus building the international dance platform in Orlando, Florida, USA established by the World Ballet Competition.

- Enhances dialogue between the U.S.A. and international dance professionals.

- Builds excitement and appreciation for the arts within the community; thereby developing a new audience of attendees (previously of whom viewed ballet as bland and unexciting).

- Exposes Central Florida audiences to performances of internationally acclaimed world-class dancing, who would otherwise not be seen in Orlando, at affordable prices.

- Increases arts & cultural awareness for the local community

Long Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe the ultimate change(s) that will result from this program. This may be far into the future and represent an ideal state.

Without a doubt, the World Ballet Competition (WBC) has established an international dance platform in Orlando, Florida.

-The World Ballet Competition has reached an estimated economical impact of Orlando an $8.95 million to the Central Florida community; an extraordinary figure in just seven week-long WBC events! 
 
-In 2013, the WBC surpassed 4,000,000 views through the internet!
 
-An impressive 3,410 hotel rooms have been booked at the Sheraton Downtown Orlando and Crowne Plaza Downtown Orlando (and at least 1,000 rooms at other local hotels each year) with these tourists visiting Orlando’s attractions, shopping, eating out, renting cars, and much more.
 
Program Success Monitored ByHelpOrganizations describe the tools used to measure or track program impact.

- Economical impact for the Central Florida community

- Number of audition dvd’s received from potential participants

- Number of participants and percent increase from previous year in each program (competition, master class workshop, job fair)

- Number of attendees for all performances and concluding “All Stars of Dance”

- Caliber of talent recruited during the event

- Number and "star power" of international guest stars who are judges and/or perform in the week-long event

- Feedback from participants, attendees, staff, and/or partnering organizations

Examples of SuccessHelpOrganization's site specific examples of changes in clients' behaviors or testimonies of client's changes to demonstrate program success.

Orlando is finally “on the map” culturally with this event. – T. Dutton, Orlando, Florida

All Stars of Dance was amazing! I have never seen so many standing ovations. How can we help keep this alive in Orlando? What can we do to help? - Elizabeth Frink
Wonderful show. Thank you for creating such a magical evening! - Grace Anne Glavin
 
The Gala was amazing as usual. But the best part was your comments at the end. People can't sit around and expect others like you to create the arts here. We all need to take part in creating and supporting these events. Thank you for all of your hard work! - Cleave Frink

Thank you for a great competition. On your end you get a gold-it was flawless. We learned a tremendous amount from all the faculty/ judges. Congratulations to you and all your hard work on an excellent competition and gala.  The gala was a true delight. – Mrs. Craddock

Great show, I am 55 years old and I have taught ballroom dancing for 10 years. Seen some of the best, but, wow, was I blessed watching the WBC. Thank you again, we will return and are new fans. - Ken & Mary Smallwood
 
Description

 

A program for Central Florida students to attend a live ballet which is presented by the Central Florida Ballet’s Studio Company.

FREE performances are held directly in local public schools throughout the season. Plus a major performance of "The Nutcracker" is held every year at the Orange County Convention Center for area schools which has been recognized by CNN, USA Today, CNN, Wall Street Journal, and ABC News!

These school "informances" introduce Central Florida students to dance while providing fun and memorable education about the art form. Each ballet is narrated and adapted to make the performance student-friendly, and also involves a pre-show Question and Answer session to increase student involvement.

Each program contains lesson plans meeting the Sunshine State Standards (available online to educators) which allows teachers to prepare students with information about the upcoming performance. A follow-up student survey and contest-like quiz aids in giving students a better understanding of each ballet and is also used to evaluate the program’s success.

 

Population Served K-12 (5-19 years)
Short Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe near term achievement(s) or improvement(s) that will result from this program. This may represent immediate outcomes occurring as a result of the end of a session or service.

Each year thousands of students experience the emotional thrills and powerful athleticism of a CFB ballet performance. The concluding follow-up student surveys and contest-like quizzes give students a better understanding of each ballet. Most importantly, with each performance, students continue to develop an appreciation and increase their understanding of the arts.

Long Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe the ultimate change(s) that will result from this program. This may be far into the future and represent an ideal state.

To date, tens of thousands Central Florida students have experienced the excitement and awe of a CFB Informance. Each performance allows students to envision themselves in a career in the arts. Most importantly, these students have the opportunity to create a brighter future for themselves, as it has been proven in numerous studies that early exposure and participation in the arts leads a greater chance of increasing cognitive function, earning better grades, living a drug-free lifestyle.

Program Success Monitored ByHelpOrganizations describe the tools used to measure or track program impact. Teachers, adult volunteers and school administrators evaluate Informances through feedback in the following areas: overall program, the educational study guides, which meet Sunshine State Standards, and the performances themselves.
Examples of SuccessHelpOrganization's site specific examples of changes in clients' behaviors or testimonies of client's changes to demonstrate program success.

I cannot begin to tell you how heart sick I am that all of my students did not get to experience the performance. How? When? Can we get the Central Florida Ballet back here?? Please!!!! It was a moment my students will never forget.

Thank you for sharing it with me. And, really, how can we get a chance for others to see it?

What a treat,

Thank you,

MMHelton, OCPS School Teacher

Board Chair
Board Chair Mrs. Rose Brown
Company Affiliation Community Volunteer
Term Aug 2012 to July 2015
Board Co-Chair
Board Co-Chair Mrs. Lisa Martin
Company Affiliation Mystic Realty
Term Start Aug 2012 July 2015
Board
Board Members
NameCompany AffiliationsStatusCertificate*
Mrs. Rose Brown Community VolunteerVotingNo
Ms. Migdalia Fernandez Hispanic Media JournalistNonVotingNo
Mrs. Nichole Gordon Community VolunteerVotingNo
Mrs. Lisa Martin Mystic RealtyVotingNo
Mr. Van-Tam Nguyen J&N Properties - US, Inc.VotingNo
Mr. Vasile Petrutiu Central Florida BalletVotingNo
Mr. Louis Supowitz Channel 6 WKMGVotingNo
*This individual has been awarded a Certificate in Orientation to Board Service by the Rollins College Philanthropy & Nonprofit Leadership Center http://pnlc.rollins.edu, the Central Florida Partnership www.centralfloridapartnership.org, and the Central Florida Foundation www.cffound.org.
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 0
Board Ethnicity
Asian American/Pacific Islander 1
Caucasian 5
Hispanic/Latino 1
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0
Other (if specified) 0
Policies
Written Board Selection Criteria No
Written Conflict of Interest Policy No
Percentage of Monetary Contributions 86%
Percentage of In-Kind Contributions 100%
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes
Additional Board/s Members and Affiliations
Advisory Board
NameCompany Affiliation
Ms. Maureen Gonzalez Carroll Communications Group
Ms. Casey Swann Cutting Edge Communications
Ms. Teri Yanovitch T.A. Yanovitch, Inc.
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director Mr. Vasile Petrutiu
Term Start July 2000
Email vpetrutiu@centralfloridaballet.com
Experience

Vasile Petrutiu- Founder & Executive Director

Born in Transylvania, Romania, Petrutiu trained at the Romanian Academy of Fine Arts and graduated at the top of his class with the highest degree in the field of dance. After graduation he joined the Romanian National Opera and Ballet in Bucharest where he was spotted by the great director Oleg Danovski, who invited him to join The Classical and Contemporary Ballet of Romania, as principal dancer and tour extensively throughout Europe, Canada and the United States. In 1982 he defected while on tour in USA, establishing his residency in 1984 and later his US citizenship. He has held the Principal Dancer position with companies including Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, Cleveland-San Jose Ballet, Dallas Ballet, Tulsa Ballet Theatre, Nevada Dance Theatre, Royal Winnipeg Ballet and Alberta Ballet. His distinguished career encompasses an extensive list of leading roles in the great classical ballets and many contemporary master pieces.

During his dance career, Petrutiu worked with noted personalities such as Frederick Franklin, Reid Anderson, Natalie Krassovska, Laura Alonzo and Flemming Flindt. Petrutiu has also acted as master teacher, school director, ballet master, choreographer, and artistic director for several companies, most recently Southern Ballet Theatre, now Orlando Ballet. Under his direction, Orlando Ballet successfully eliminated its trailing deficit of over 400K, tripled season subscriptions and earned a surplus of 100K by the third year of his leadership.

In 2000, Petrutiu founded and incorporated The Ballet Academy of Central Florida and the Central Florida Ballet, guiding the two organizations to great success. The Academy reached an enrollment of over 300 students in just four months, and the professional company made its debut with featuring several of Mr. Petrutiu's ballets and was a smash-hit debut for the new company. In 2004, Petrutiu’s Nutcracker production reached international attention being featured in USA Today and CNN Headline News as one of five outstanding productions in the nation. Petrutiu has engaged many international stars during his career including Gelsey Kirkland, Fernando Bujones, Angel Corella, Irina Dvorovenko, Maxim Beloserkovsky, Sascha Radetsky, Yanis Pikieris, and Maria Kochetkova.

In 2007, Petrutiu inaugurated the World Ballet Competition becoming the first ballet competition to be entirely broadcast on the internet and now established as one of the top ballet competitions worldwide. In 2011, he led the Central Florida Ballet on its first international tour of "The Nutcracker" to Sibiu, Romania. The production received rave reviews and is set to tour in more cities internationally. In April 2012, Petrutiu announced the expansion of the World Ballet Competition with a new format entitled "WBC Open". Petrutiu is excited to continue working with professional dancers and students worldwide and continue to establish an international arts platform in Central Florida.

CEO Salary Range $0 - $50,000
Staff
Number of Full Time Staff 4
Number of Part Time Staff 12
Number of Volunteers 125
Number of Contract Staff 42
Staff Retention Rate 100%
Senior Staff
Title Artistic Director
Experience/Biography
Mr. Bykov graduated from the Kiev State Ballet Academy (Ukraine) in 1988 and joined the Malyi Theatre of Operaand Ballet in Kiev as a principal dancer. In 1995, he received a Master's Degree from the Kiev National Institute of the Arts. Vladimir has performed in leading roles including The Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty, Harlequinade, Romeo and Juliet, and the Rite of Spring. Vladimir toured throughout Europe and came to the U.S. in 1996 where he danced with El Paso Ballet, New Mexico Ballet, Albuquerque and Dallas Metropolitan Ballet. He has been a ballet instructor at the University of Texas and was awarded Outstanding Male Newcomer by the El Paso Association for the Performing Arts in 1988. Before joining Central Florida Ballet as Ballet master, Mr. Bykov danced with Southern Ballet Theatre (now Orlando Ballet) and also served as a teacher and coach for the company.
In year 2004 Mr. Bykov was appointed and accepted the Artistic Director’s position with Central Florida Ballet while also remaining the leading master for the Central Florida Ballet Academy's upper-levels since 2000. His students have been awarded scholarships to more than 25 dance schools worldwide and have established professional careers with such prestigious companies including San Francisco Ballet, Pittsburgh Ballet Theater, and Ballet MET. In 2007, Mr. Bykov accepted the Artistic Director position with the World Ballet Competition. Under his co-leadership the World Ballet Competition, has been labeled “a world class event”, “remarkably organized” and “how all competitions should be”. Most recently, Mr. Bykov traveled to Sibiu, Romania where he prepared dancers of the Teatrul de Balet Sibiu for the Central Florida Ballet’s first international tour of “The Nutcracker”. The production received rave reviews and is set to tour in more cities internationally.
Title Office Manager
Experience/Biography

Ms. Klopfenstein brings extensive dance knowledge and a youthful perspective to the Central Florida Ballet. She began working at the Central Florida Ballet as a volunteer in 2005, became an office assistant in 2007, and promoted to Office Manager in 2010. She currently manages registration, grants, tickets, website/social media, pr/marketing, and is a board liason for the Central Florida Ballet and World Ballet Competition. Under her strategic focus, the Central Florida Ballet has vastly increased its online presence, funding of grant applications, expanded its free School Performance program, and enhanced an actively-involved Board of Directors. Known as "small but mighty", she has gained admiration from directors worldwide for exceptional management of company operations and programs.

A current professional dancer, Kailey began intensive ballet training at the Central Florida Ballet Academy in 2003 and joined the professional company in 2007. She has danced soloist roles in many productions including the Pas de Trois in Paquita with Joseph Gatti, Pas de Deux in 9/11 An American Moment, Ugly Duckling in The Ugly Duckling, and numerous lead roles in The Nutcracker including Spanish lead, Chinese lead, Jig, Shepherdess, Doll, Snow Queen and Maria (on the final farewell performance of Heather Sanders). She has studied at the summer intensives of American Ballet Theater in New York City and the Central Florida Ballet. She has also received scholarships to Pittsburgh Ballet Theater, Atlanta Ballet, and an Individual Artist Grant from United Arts of Central Florida.
 

Ms. Klopfenstein graduated from West Orange High School with honors in 2007. She received an Honors Associates in the Arts in General Studies and technical certificates of Business Management, Business Operations, and Business Specialist from Valencia College in 2009. She graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing from the University of Central Florida in 2011.

She has traveled to Sibiu, Romania as a solo guest artist in Central Florida Ballet’s The Nutcracker and returned three times as an event manager for the World Ballet Competition OPEN.

Title Academy Coordinator
Experience/Biography

Ms. Tevaga was born in Honolulu, Hawaii and raised in the Central Florida area. During her training at South Beach Dance Academy, she was invited to attend the Bolles School in Jacksonville, Florida on a full year merit scholarship and also trained in the summer at Virginia School of the Arts on a full merit scholarship. She graduated from the Dr. Phillips High School Visual and Performing Arts Dance Magnet Program. Immediately after, she joined the Netane Polynesian Productions as a professional dancer performing in corporate conventions, special events, and private productions. She traveled the world and the U.S. including New York, Georgia, Indiana, and California. For more than a decade, Ms. Tevaga performed full-time in the Makahiki Luau at Seaworld Orlando and also Walt Disney World Entertainment.

As a master instructor she trains students in a variety of dance styles: ballet, tap, jazz, musical theater, modern, and contemporary. Her teaching career spans nationwide including Seattle, Honolulu, and various major cities in Florida. Her choreography has won countless awards at the competitive level in dance competitions nationwide. In 2012, Ms. Tevaga and her daughter were featured in a popular television series that aired on a national network. That same year she joined the Central Florida Ballet & Academy's teaching faculty. In 2014, she accepted the position of Academy Coordinator. She currently resides in the Orlando area with her husband and four children. She is thrilled to be a part of the talented staff at Central Florida Ballet Academy and dedicated to inspiring Central Florida community's youth.

Title Program Registrar
Experience/Biography
Originally from Chicago, Dawn has called Florida and the Central Florida Ballet home for the past three years. She starting as a Parent Volunteer, helping with the Annual Recital, Nutcracker Ballet and The World Ballet Competition. Her attention to detail and organization skills eventually led to a position as the Academy Registrar.
 
Dawn began her career by studying Legal History at National American University where her stickler for details allowed her to excel at Legal Research. She went on to work with The National Arbitration Association as a Personal Injury Assistant and Investigator until a chance meeting at a Pageant afforded her the opportunity to spend the next several years traveling the Caribbean and modeling swimwear. After retirement, she spent her time making appearances as a Motivational Speaker, Pageant Coach and Talent Scout where she successfully guided many young girls to State and National Titles. Dawn and has worked extensively as a Promotional Spokesperson and has Sales and Marketing affiliations with Restaurants of America, Sydney Frank Co. and John Robert Powers and Venus Swimwear to name a few. She founded the South Dakota Chapter of the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of American and her endeavor as a Speciality Children's Clothing Store Owner allowed her to gain invaluable knowledge into the efficiency and streamlining of the daily operations of a business. She most recently worked as a Sales Consultant for Family Vacation Trust where she developed and maintained a successful Internet Travel Business that specialized in providing affordable Luxury Vacations. Dawn is a true Renaissance Woman and she has now brought her innovative interpersonal skills, multitasking and time management skills to the day to day operations of Central Florida Ballet.
Other
Collaborations

Ballet Sibiu of Romania –Partnering in a joint venture for CFB’s “The Nutcracker” and the World Ballet Competition (performances held in Orlando and Sibiu).

Orange County Convention CenterHosting the CFB’s general public and student performances since 2001.

Orlando Ballet– Providing scholarships and job contracts for the World Ballet Competition totaling more than $52,000 in 2012.

WMFE - Central Florida Radio Station promoting annual productions and events through interviews and airing public service announcements.

Arts and Cultural Alliance of Central Florida- Promoting and enhancing group sales, and hotel and restaurant packaging.

Windy Ridge School (K-8 grade)– Hosting CFB’s “School Informances” held at the Windy Ridge School.

Dr. Phillips High School– CFB provided 55 tickets to be raffled for the “Most Dancers En Pointe” World Record event.

N’Styl Performance Wear– Offering dancewear discounts and a leading dancewear vendor of the WBC since 2007.

Sheraton – Downtown Orlando– Official Host Hotel of the WBC since 2007.

Orlando Venues -Supported the WBC since 2007 for the use of Centroplex premises.

Livestream.com – Broadcasting the WBC, free of charge, on a premium channel.

Diacom Video Productions– Providing video services, free of charge, for CFB performances.

Visual Arts Masters- Broadcasts the WBC live on the internet via and provides video and photography services, free of charge.

Orlando Science Center & Enzian Theater– To premiere an exclusive WBC documentary (tentative).

Northland ChurchProviding theater free of charge for CFB’s “9/11 An American Moment”. 
Awards
AwardAwarding OrganizationYear
Excellence in the Arts for the inaugural World Ballet CompetitionUnited Arts2007
Top 20 Event - CFB's "The Nutcracker"Southeast Tourism Society2007
CFB's "The Nutcracker" - Named one of five outstanding productions in the entire nationCNN Headlines News2003
CFB's Nutcracker - Featured for its state-of-the-art pyrotechnics and fiber optics propsUSA Today2003
Recognized CFB as the only company in the nation perform a ballet based on the terrorist tragedy on September 1, 2001.House of Representatives in Washington D.C.2007
June 27, 2009 Named World Ballet Competition DayOrange County - Mayor Crotty2009
June 12, 2010 Named World Ballet Competition DayOrange County - Mayor Crotty2010
June 14, 2014 Named World Ballet Competition DayOrange County - Mayor Jacobs2014
Outstanding Advertising AwardPointe Magazine2013
CFB's "The Nutcracker" highlighted as "delivering aerial acrobatics and mini-explosions"Wall Street Journal2011
June 4, 2011 Named World Ballet Competition DayOrange County - Mayor Jacobs2011
August 5, 2001 Named Central Florida Ballet DayCity of Orlando - Mayor Hood2001
Award of Excellence for the Performing ArtsOrlando Peabody Alliance for the Arts and Culture2003
State Registration Yes
Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Start Jan 01, 2014
Fiscal Year End Dec 31, 2014
Detailed Financials
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201320122011
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$132,900$39,070$19,133
Government Contributions$6,250$33,245$0
Federal$0$0$0
State$6,250$0$0
Local$0$0$0
Unspecified$0$33,245$0
Individual Contributions$20,177$34,344$66,593
$0$0$0
$191,492$127,864$149,155
Investment Income, Net of Losses$0$0$0
Membership Dues$0$0$1,000
Special Events$7,384$4,008$4,988
Revenue In-Kind$0$201,184$125,747
Other$19,156$10,959$6,812
Expense Allocations
Fiscal Year201320122011
Program Expense$269,667$212,954$213,184
Administration Expense$21,318$17,866$18,043
Fundraising Expense$35,589$23,710$22,968
Payments to Affiliates$0$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.160.980.97
Program Expense/Total Expenses83%84%84%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue21%21%25%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201320122011
Total Assets$62,826$68,500$70,656
Current Assets$51,392$55,756$55,822
Long-Term Liabilities$20,000$0$0
Current Liabilities$2,850$79,306$76,422
Total Net Assets$39,979($10,806)($5,766)
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201320122011
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountEarned Revenue $191,492In-Kind Revenues $201,184Earned Revenue $149,155
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountFoundations and Corporations $132,900Earned Revenue $127,864Inkind Revenue $125,747
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountIndividuals $20,177Foundations and Corporations $39,070Individuals $66,593
Solvency
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201320122011
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities18.030.700.73
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201320122011
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets32%0%0%
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? No
Comments
CEO Comments The 2013 990 should reflect a total of $58,230 received from local grant funding (United Arts of Central Florida's Organizational Project Grant and Orange County Arts & Cultural Affairs Cultural Tourism Funding) but is recorded in Foundation and Corporation Support.
Foundation Comments
Financial figures taken from 990s.  990 and Financial Review reconcile.
The in-kind contribution revenue is not included in the "Total Revenue" amount on the IRS Form 990. 
Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster
Notes Programs listed here are those that are only activated during a disaster. Some organizations have unified budgeting and do not budget by program. Because of this, some budget fields may be blank or represent an approximation. Organization describes previous experience during the immediate response, recovery or rebuilding phases following a disaster.