Oklahoma City Ballet
6800 N Classen Blvd
Oklahoma City OK 73116
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Organization Does Business As (DBA) Name(s)
Organization DBA
Oklahoma City Ballet
Mission Statement Oklahoma City Ballet seeks to inspire its audience through classical and contemporary dance performances, a strong educational program and community service.
Contact Information
Contact Name Robert Mills
Contact email info@okcballet.com
Address 6800 N Classen Blvd
Oklahoma City, OK 73116
Phone (405) 843-9898
Fax 405-843-9894
County Oklahoma
How to Give
Donate to Endowment http://occf.org/okcb/
Other ways to donate, support or volunteer Donations are always accepted. We need volunteers for events, fundraisers and at the Dance Center. In-kind donations are also accepted for office needs, the Dance Center and fundraisers, and a wide array of services.
Financial Summary
 
 
Projected Revenue $3,038,852.00
Projected Expenses $3,038,852.00
History and Background
Former Names
NameYear
Ballet Oklahoma
Year Founded 1963
IRS Ruling Year 1969
State Registration Expiration Mar 2015
Statements
Mission Oklahoma City Ballet seeks to inspire its audience through classical and contemporary dance performances, a strong educational program and community service.
Background Oklahoma City Ballet began in 1963 as the Oklahoma City Civic Ballet. Located in the Science and Arts Foundation building on the Oklahoma City Fairgrounds, it was formed by the foundation's civic ballet committee and chief benefactors, Mr. and Mrs. John E. Kirkpatrick. The company began under the artistic direction of Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo dancers Yvonne Chouteau and Miguel Terekhov.

In 1970, the Trustees formed the Oklahoma City Metropolitan Ballet Society and the company became the Oklahoma City Metropolitan Ballet with Yvonne Chouteau staying on as artistic director. International ballerina and Oklahoma native Maria Tallchief worked with Ms. Chouteau to audition dancers for the company. Chouteau was succeeded by New York City Ballet principal dancers Conrad and Joy Ludlow, who founded the company's affiliate school.

In 1979, American Ballet Theater dancers Bojan Spassoff and Stephanie Wolf-Spassoff assumed direction of the Company, which became Ballet Oklahoma. In the spring of '81 the Company moved into a newly renovated facility, where it remains today.
 
Oklahoma City Ballet's repertory includes works by George Balanchine, Helen Pickett, Lee-Wei Chao, Amy Seiwert, Perrot, Coralli, Fokine, Petipa, Bournonville, and Sparso and Mills.

The Dance Center of Oklahoma City Ballet provides training for students interested in becoming professional ballet dancers as well as recreational ballet classes. Students trained in the school have been accepted into The School of American Ballet, Houston Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet, The San Francisco Ballet. Former students have gone on to professional careers with the Aspen/Santa Fe Ballet, Sacramento Ballet, and American Ballet Theatre, while some have become professional dancers in the Oklahoma City Ballet.
 
Oklahoma City Ballet is the resident dance company of the Civic Center Music Hall and is part of the Oklahoma Arts Council's touring program. It also tours under the auspices of the Mid-America Arts Alliance, the National Endowment for the Arts Dance Touring Program and the Heartland Arts Fund.
Impact WE ARE ….
  • A versatile dance company that can perform a wide-ranging repertoire, as well as commission new work from the industries top choreographers.
  • A company that attracts excellent dancers and provides an environment where they can thrive and further develop their art form.
  • A non-profit who takes their stewardship seriously, is financially sound, and is committed to being a sustainable and forward-thinking organization.
  • An organization with a high quality school that provides first-rate instruction for pre-professional dancers and meaningful programs for recreational dancers. 
  • An organization that reaches out to those underserved in our community and provides high quality arts education.
  • A non-profit with excellent facilities for performances, rehearsals, and training. 

The Oklahoma City Ballet continues to enrich the cultural life of Central Oklahoma through performances, the Dance Center, educational and outreach. As part of our outreach efforts, the Oklahoma City Ballet created K-12 BalletReach, a dance education program for at-risk youth in the metro area. According to the national dance advocacy organization Dance USA, the Oklahoma CIty Ballet is the only ballet company in the country to teach ballet courses, five days a week, within the regular curriculum for K-12 schools.

Needs
Financial support
Technology assistance
Volunteers
Experienced Ballet teachers
 
Area Served
Area Served
Geographic Area Served
Central Oklahoma
Service Categories
Secondary Organizational Category Arts,Culture & Humanities/Performing Arts
Tertiary Organizational Category Arts,Culture & Humanities/Arts Education
Programs
Description

The Dance Center of Oklahoma City Ballet prepares young dancers for a professional role in the arts, as well as providing recreational dance for children through adults. With a foundation in classical ballet technique, the school nurtures young dancers, fosters self-discipline and provides tools for self-expression. The Dance Center of Oklahoma City Ballet is one of six American Ballet Theatre certified schools in the country, making it one of the best ballet schools in the Midwest. Jane Vorburger joined the OKC Ballet in 2012 as the new school director. Prior to joining the Dance Center, Ms. Vorburger taught at the American Ballet Theater, Alvin Ailey, Mark Morris and NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.

Strategy
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years) Adults General/Unspecified
Description

ArtsReach is an 8 week academic and performance program for school aged children and educators. Beginning with a weekly in-school curriculum covering ballet, technique, stage craft and history, students finish the program with a live performance of the OKC Ballet at the Civic Center Music Hall of the fall repertory production. The ArtsReach program began with only 1,500 attendees, and in the past 21 years has grown to reach more than 150,000 students and educators. Now in its 21st year, ArtsReach has been recognized by the Business Committee for the Arts in New York City, featured on A&E and Bravo and received the prestigious Governor's Arts Award in 1997.

Strategy
Population Served K-12 (5-19 years) Adults
Examples of Program SuccessHelpSpecific examples of changes in behaviors or testimonies of changes that demonstrate program success.
Quotes from participants:
 
"Thank you for creating a program to share the performing arts with my rural school students, we enjoyed it immensely!"

"Wonderful performance!"

"This was our favorite!"
 
"The dancing, scenery and costumes were remarkable!"
 
Description

In collaboration with several A+ and Title-1 schools, the Oklahoma City Ballet has created an introductory ballet program in which we offer classes five days a week, at no cost to the students, schools or parents. The program is called K-12 BalletReach. According to the national dance advocacy organization Dance USA, the Oklahoma City Ballet is the only ballet company in the country to teach ballet courses within the regular curriculum for K-12 schools. Since its beginning in 2010, K-12 BalletReach served twenty students at Harding Fine Arts Academy, and has now grown to reach over two hundred students enrolled at four schools for the 2012-13 school year. Our ultimate goal is to serve 1,000 students throughout the central Oklahoma area.

Strategy
Population Served K-12 (5-19 years) At-Risk Populations
Examples of Program SuccessHelpSpecific examples of changes in behaviors or testimonies of changes that demonstrate program success.

Quotes from participants:

“It has taught me dedication and discipline.”

“It helps me focus throughout the day.”

“My respect for the art of ballet has increased.”

“It has allowed me to strive to become better in class.”

“It has given me some balance.”

“It calms me down.”

Quote from principal:

“I’ve seen most of the students grow in self-confidence as they have increased their skills in the class. They take pride in their achievements and in their performance.”

Description

Oklahoma City Ballet is proud to introduce training scholarships to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Oklahoma County through a partnership with American Ballet Theatre’s Project Plié program. This program is focused on increasing ethnic diversity in ballet dancers and actively supporting interested kids who might not have access to training. Boys and Girls Club members are mentored and taught free of charge by Oklahoma City Ballet’s professional dancers on their campus from January to May. Each year, five students from those classes from the Boys & Girls Clubs will be awarded 1 year scholarships to Oklahoma City Ballet’s professional training program. Shoes and uniforms are provided by Oklahoma City Ballet.

Strategy
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years) Minorities Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director Shane Jewell
Start Date Apr 2013
Email sjewell@okcballet.com
Experience Shane Jewell previously was the Executive Director for the OK MOZART International Music Festival in Bartlesville. A native of Oklahoma, Shane is a graduate of Edmond Memorial High School and Oklahoma State University with a degree in Film Theory. Before coming to OK Mozart, Shane worked at Celebrity Attractions in Tulsa, during which he handled several roles such as: Company Manager, Technical Director and Advertising Director. During his tenure at Celebrity Attractions, they presented over 200 productions such as Phantom of the Opera and The Lion King. Other productions he worked on include: WICKEDAnnieJesus Christ SuperstarDisney's High School Musical and many others. He also was the Company Manager and Stage Manager for the musical, The Rock & The Rabbi. This production performed all over the country including in New York City as an off-broadway production and other states such as Florida, Colorado, Oklahoma, and Texas. Shane is currently involved with the Oklahoma Film and Music Office as an Advisory Board Member. During his time in Bartlesville Shane was involved with Rotary, Price Tower Community Council, Advisory Board to the Convention Visitors Bureau, Board of Directors for Downtown Bartlesville Inc and an active member of Bartlesville Young Professionals.
Senior Staff
NameTitle
Robert MillsArtistic Director
Staff
Number of Full-time Staff 10
Number of Part-time Staff 1
Number of Contract Staff 58
Number of Volunteers 25
Staff Retention Rate 80
Does CEO/Executive Director have formal evaluations? Yes
Management reports to board? Yes
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 4
Asian American/Pacific Islander 7
Caucasian 75
Hispanic/Latino 6
Native American/American Indian 2
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 31
Female 63
Organizational Plans
Fundraising Plan Under Development
Communication Plan Under Development
Strategic Plan Under Development
Number of Years Strategic Plan Considers 5
Management Succession Plan No
Organization Policies and Procedures Yes
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the government (federal, state and/or local)? No
Board Chair
Name Mr. Scott Davis
Company Affiliation Magic Services
Term July 2015 to June 2017
Email president@okcballet.com
Board of Directors
List Current as of July 01, 2016
Board of Directors List
NameAffiliationStatus
Sam Blackstock Oklahoma Academy of Family PhysiciansVoting
Jeff Blake Gumerson Blake Design BuildVoting
Courtney Briggs-Melton Community VolunteerVoting
Sky Checotah Voting
Phil Clayton TSO OpticalVoting
Sandy Cotton Cotton ConsultingVoting
Scott Davis Magic ServicesVoting
Elaine DeGiusti RetiredVoting
Jeanette Elliott Ackerman McQueenVoting
Aimee Harlow Fis GlobalVoting
LeAnn Harmon Nancy Larsen PublishingVoting
Jan Hill Eden Salon & SpaVoting
Nancy Hyde Hyde & Associates CPAVoting
Ben Kirk Voting
Kristina Kloberdanz IBMVoting
Michael Laird RCB BankVoting
Amy McDougall Community VolunteerVoting
Mark Murphy Mark Murphy HomesVoting
Dr. Gene L. Muse Contemporary Sports Medicine & Orthopedic Surger, LLCVoting
Libby Nelson Community VolunteerVoting
Cassie Niemann Chesapeake EnergyVoting
Sebastian Oukassou Country FinancialVoting
Salam Ramadan Dr. Salam Ramadan, DDSVoting
Suzanne Reynolds Pharamacist for Robert Reynolds, MDVoting
Melinda Soward Broadway 10Voting
Sally Starling Community VolunteerVoting
Sara Sweet Sweet Law FirmVoting
Brooke VanDuyne Voting
Gail Vines Flips RestaurantVoting
Brad Yocum Cadence HomesVoting
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
Asian American/Pacific Islander 1
Caucasian 23
Hispanic/Latino 1
Native American/American Indian 1
Other 1
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 11
Female 20
Current Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year July 01, 2016-June 30, 2017
Current Year Budgeted Total Income $3,038,852
Current Year Budgeted Total Expenses $3,038,852
Financial Documents
Audit2015
Audit2014
Audit2013
Audit2012
Audit2011
Audit2010
Audit2009
IRS Letter of Determination
Prior Three Years' Financial History
Revenue and ExpensesHelpFinancial data for prior years is entered by foundation staff based on the documents submitted by nonprofit organizations.Foundation staff members enter this information to assure consistency in the presentation of financial data across all organizations.
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Revenue$3,165,621$3,082,338$2,398,250
Total Expenses$3,196,002$2,700,211$2,543,025
Revenue Less Expenses($30,381)$382,127($144,775)
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 Year201520142013
Contributions------
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$357,763$483,032$352,000
Government Contributions$101,354$80,818$80,518
Federal------
State$101,354$80,818$80,518
Local------
Unspecified------
Individual Contributions$249,356$170,334$324,942
$186,848$169,520$163,990
$1,341,025$1,053,084$705,820
Investment Income, Net of Losses$13,173$8,262$7,620
Unrealized Gain/Loss($2,923)$6,101$4,221
Membership Dues$440,764$829,239$337,521
Special Events$189,547$152,647$135,932
Revenue In-Kind$240,000$120,000$280,000
Other$44,714$9,301$5,686
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$2,467,325$2,049,359$1,936,380
Administration Expense$596,303$482,109$420,179
Fundraising Expense$132,374$168,743$186,466
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.991.140.94
Program Expense/Total Expenses77%76%76%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue12%16%18%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$1,084,153$984,368$472,201
Current Assets$496,213$862,292$343,125
Long-Term Liabilities------
Current Liabilities$574,689$444,523$314,483
Total Net Assets$509,464$539,845$157,718
Solvency
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities0.861.941.09
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Funding Sources
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201520142013
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountEarned Revenue $1,341,025Earned Revenue $1,053,084Earned Revenue $705,820
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountMemberships $440,764Memberships $829,239Foundation & Corporations $352,000
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountFoundations & Corporations $357,763Foundation & Corporations $483,032Memberships $337,521
Endowment? Yes
Endowment Spending Policy Percentage
Endowment Spending Policy Percentage (if selected) 5 %
Credit Line? Yes
Reserve Fund? Yes
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? Anticipated In 3 Years
Campaign Purpose The purpose is to move into a new space - either an existing building or new. Plans are in the beginning stages.
Campaign Goal $5,000,000
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next Five Years? Yes
Comments on Financials
Foundation Staff Comments
All prior year financial information is from audited financial statements. 
 
Organizations with a GiveSmartOKC profile are responsible for updating information annually within 45 days following the end of their fiscal year.
 
Address 6800 N Classen Blvd
Oklahoma City, OK 73116
Primary Phone 405 843-9898
Contact Email info@okcballet.com
Give to Endowment http://occf.org/okcb/
CEO/Executive Director Shane Jewell
Board Chair Mr. Scott Davis
Board Chair Company Affiliation Magic Services

 

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