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Festival Ballet Theatre

 9527 GARFIELD AVENUE
 FOUNTAIN VALLEY , CA 92708
[P] (714) 962-5440
[F] (714) 962-9383
www.festivalballet.org
[email protected]
Salwa Rizkalla
FOUNDED: 1988
INCORPORATED: 1990
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Organization DBA --
Former Names --
Organization received a competitive grant from the community foundation in the past five years No
Employer Identification Number 33-0283147 00000

Summary


Mission StatementMORE »

Festival Ballet Theatre's mission is to enrich Orange County, California's artistic and economic vitality, to inspire love and appreciation for dance, and to invigorate ballet through exhilarating performances, a nurturing environment for dancers and choreographers, and stimulating educational outreach programs for children and adults. Festival Ballet Theatre achieves its mission through the following objectives:
  • Present exhilarating, professional quality contemporary and classical performances of the finest Vaganova ballet technique.
  • Preserve and pass on to future generations historic fairy-tale classical ballets.
  • Invigorate ballet by sponsoring, creating, and presenting new contemporary works.
  • Provide a nurturing and intensive artistic home base and performance opportunities to some of Southern California’s most talented dancers and choreographers.
  • Facilitate collaboration and nurturing relationships between these artists and international professional artists and organizations.
  • Provide access to quality ballet productions at affordable prices.
  • Target and reach out to diverse racial, ethnic and socioeconomic groups.
  • Through its arts education outreach programs, introduce artistically underserved children and adults to ballet and increase their developmental growth and creativity.

Mission Statement

Festival Ballet Theatre's mission is to enrich Orange County, California's artistic and economic vitality, to inspire love and appreciation for dance, and to invigorate ballet through exhilarating performances, a nurturing environment for dancers and choreographers, and stimulating educational outreach programs for children and adults. Festival Ballet Theatre achieves its mission through the following objectives:
  • Present exhilarating, professional quality contemporary and classical performances of the finest Vaganova ballet technique.
  • Preserve and pass on to future generations historic fairy-tale classical ballets.
  • Invigorate ballet by sponsoring, creating, and presenting new contemporary works.
  • Provide a nurturing and intensive artistic home base and performance opportunities to some of Southern California’s most talented dancers and choreographers.
  • Facilitate collaboration and nurturing relationships between these artists and international professional artists and organizations.
  • Provide access to quality ballet productions at affordable prices.
  • Target and reach out to diverse racial, ethnic and socioeconomic groups.
  • Through its arts education outreach programs, introduce artistically underserved children and adults to ballet and increase their developmental growth and creativity.

FinancialsMORE »

Fiscal Year 2019
Projected Expenses $802,300.00
Projected Revenue $802,300.00

ProgramsMORE »

  • Invitation to Ballet Program
  • Off-Site Arts Education Outreach Program
  • Donated Admissions for Disadvantaged Children and Families Program
  • Nurturing Choreographers, Choreography, and Ballet Program
  • Overall Support for FBT's Productions and Arts Education Outreach Programs

Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

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Overview


Mission Statement

Festival Ballet Theatre's mission is to enrich Orange County, California's artistic and economic vitality, to inspire love and appreciation for dance, and to invigorate ballet through exhilarating performances, a nurturing environment for dancers and choreographers, and stimulating educational outreach programs for children and adults. Festival Ballet Theatre achieves its mission through the following objectives:
  • Present exhilarating, professional quality contemporary and classical performances of the finest Vaganova ballet technique.
  • Preserve and pass on to future generations historic fairy-tale classical ballets.
  • Invigorate ballet by sponsoring, creating, and presenting new contemporary works.
  • Provide a nurturing and intensive artistic home base and performance opportunities to some of Southern California’s most talented dancers and choreographers.
  • Facilitate collaboration and nurturing relationships between these artists and international professional artists and organizations.
  • Provide access to quality ballet productions at affordable prices.
  • Target and reach out to diverse racial, ethnic and socioeconomic groups.
  • Through its arts education outreach programs, introduce artistically underserved children and adults to ballet and increase their developmental growth and creativity.

Background Statement

During its 31 year history, FBT has contributed significantly to our community’s vitality and vibrancy. FBT has reached a theater audience of 212,800 with professional classical and contemporary ballet productions, and an audience of 310,700 of mostly children through arts education outreach programs.
 
Boasting a roster of impressive up-and-coming talent, the company’s productions feature internationally acclaimed guest artists from prestigious companies such as American Ballet Theater, Ballet West, Boston Ballet, Houston Ballet, Joffrey Ballet, the Mariinsky Ballet, New York City Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, Scottish Ballet, and Washington Ballet.
 
FBT strives to enrich the experience of Orange County’s dance audience by annually highlighting the work of world-renowned guest and resident choreographers who have received critical acclaim for original ballets around the globe. With reverence for the past and a clear focus on developing future tour de forces, FBT presents a varied repertoire of full-length classical ballets including Coppélia, Don Quixote, Giselle, Sleeping Beauty, and Swan Lake, as well as contemporary works by some of the nation’s most sought-after choreographers. Contemporary ballets include Alice in Wonderland (Robert Sund), Le Corsaire (Vakhtang Chabukiani), Midsummer Night’s Dream (Molly Lynch), Secret Garden (Josie Walsh), and Firebird (Nikolai Kabaniaev).
 
FBT has set itself apart by consistently presenting professional quality productions and maintaining steady seasons at affordable prices typically ranging from $35 to $55, serving an audience of 11,229 in the 2018-19 season with 20 full length performances. In the 2019-20 season, FBT expects to reach an audience of 11,810 with 19 performances at the Irvine Barclay Theater on a budget of $802,300.
 
Through its Arts Education Outreach Programs, FBT collaborates with other organizations to reach children and adults including the Orange County Pacific Symphony’s Family Musical Mornings, South Coast Plaza's the Festival of Children, Art's Orange County's Imagination Celebration, Newport Beach Library's Holiday Nutcracker and Spring Fairy-tale Ballet, various tree lighting ceremonies, Discovery Science Center, and Pretend City.
 
Altogether in 2018-19, FBT reached 7,072 of mostly children, and expects to reach about 7,230 in its 2019-20 season. FBT reached a total audience of 18,301 in the 2018-19 season and plans to reach 19,040 in 2019-20.

Impact Statement

FBT consistently presents professional quality productions and maintains steady seasons at affordable prices. As accomplished last season, FBT expects to reach an audience of about 11,810 through its full theater productions (19 performances):
  • Firebird and Mixed Repertoire - October 12-13, 2019 – a savory, eclectic program of contemporary and classical ballets by acclaimed choreographers and a 1910 one-act ballet set to Igor Stravinsky's music and newly choreographed in 2010 by Nikolai Kabaniaev. 
  • The Nutcracker - December 7–24, 2019 – 14 performances
  • Swan Lake – March 23-24, 2020
  • Gala of the Stars – Invitation Dance Festival – August 21, 2020 – In collaboration with Youth America Grand Prix presenting distinguished, professional dancers from across the country and featuring rising stars.
 FBT’s Arts Education Outreach Programs reached 7,072 of mostly children last season, and expect to reach about 7,230 in its 2019-20 season:
  • “Children’s Invitation to Ballet Program” -- 1,500 children -- two school shows presented in the theater and abridged and narrated for children.
  • “Community Outreach Program” -- about 5,730 children and adults -- take classical ballet performances to libraries, fairs, malls, clubs, and other events for the purpose of raising cultural awareness and educating a diverse audience. FBT typically performs in: Pacific Symphony Orchestra’s Family Musical Mornings Concert Series and Musical Treasure Hunt, Arts Orange County’s Imagination Celebration, South Coast Plaza’s Festival of Children, Newport Beach Central Library Holiday Nutcracker and Spring Fairy Tale Ballet, Fountain Valley Tree Lighting Ceremony, Huntington Beach Library Christmas Event, and others as opportunities present themselves.
  • "Donated Admissions for Disadvantaged Children and Families Program" - 100+ children and adults -- free tickets for homeless, low-income, and foster children and their families to experience full, live theater ballet performances at the Irvine Barclay Theatre.

Needs Statement

As ticket sales support only 75% of ballet companies, FBT must rely on fundraising to provide the remaining support for its productions and arts education outreach programs.
 
Due to limited budgets, dance companies typically provide minimal pay for artists. These artists provide pleasure, joy, and vibrancy to audiences and their community, and sacrifice much to perform.  Dancers must commit their time and money to maintain their physical strength and technique daily.  This commitment interferes with the ability to work full-time jobs to support themselves. The reality is that they should be paid better and ideally employed full-time for most of the year. 
 
Another major concern for small non-profits is to have sufficient funding for administrative staffing to support their activities. Currently, FBT relies extensively on minimal staff and many volunteers.
 
Orange County schools generally have no funding for the arts.  Therefore, it is up to organizations such as FBT to reach out primarily to children and also adults to broaden their artistic experience and inspire their creativity,  to encourage future generations to appreciate and treasure the arts, artists, ballet, and the theater.  

CEO Statement

Welcome! I invite you to be a part of the magic of Festival Ballet Theatre (FBT). Since it was established 31 years ago, many volunteers have been swept up by the beauty and excitement of its productions and its inspiring arts education outreach programs. Many have lovingly dedicated themselves to this gem in our community for many years.
 
FBT believes that art is essential to creating a successful, healthy, and vibrant community and that children exposed to and involved in the arts learn to creatively problem-solve and communicate and to direct their energy in more positive endeavors. The arts brighten our lives and lift our spirits. They are a necessary for our emotional health.
 
We encourage you to get to know FBT. Visit our website's "Press" and "Video" pages to see FBT articles and videos about our productions and arts education outreach programs. Attend our beautiful performances with renowned guest artists and amazing local talent, costumes and props. Volunteering and supporting FBT through financial contributions or in-kind donations are rewarding and benefit our community. You may contact us with your ideas and discuss ways to collaborate.
 
We look forward to meeting you!
 
Salwa Rizkalla
Founder and Artistic Director

Board Chair Statement

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Other Ways to Donate/Volunteer

Seventy-nine percent of FBT’s revenue is from earned income. FBT operates on private, corporate, and foundation donations and grants, fundraisers, ticket sales, and extensive volunteer support. Monies earned and raised for full-length classical and contemporary ballet productions fund the costs of the theater, company dancers, guest artists, stage management, stagehands, ushers, security, fundraising, marketing, the purchase, maintenance and storage of costumes and props. FBT borrows the choreography, dancers, costumes, props, and volunteers from its productions to provide educational outreach programs free or at minimal cost, in an effort to reach as many children as possible. FBT would appreciate financial, in-kind, and volunteer support for any of its programs or for general operating support. Donations may be made online at www.festivalballet.org/donate/ or by check mailed to Festival Ballet Theatre, 9527 Garfield Avenue, Fountain Valley, CA 92708. Volunteer support would be appreciated for marketing and social media expertise, graphic design, videography, fundraising activities and events, costume and prop maintenance, repairs, construction, and transportation. In-kind donations are needed for raffles, auctions, the Nutracker Boutique, and receptions, and office equipment and supplies.

Geographic Area Served

West Orange County
North Orange County
Central Orange County
South Orange County

FBT serves all of Orange County and takes its Arts Education Programs into the community wherever opportunities arise.

Organization Categories

  1. Arts,Culture & Humanities - Ballet
  2. Arts,Culture & Humanities - Arts Education
  3. -

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Programs


Invitation to Ballet Program

FBT’s Invitation to Ballet Program brings children into the theater for a magical experience, a live performance of the most famous ballet, the Nutcracker, and its music by Pyotr Tchaikovsky. FBT will provide two abridged, narrated performances customized for children on December 5, 2019 at 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. for a total of 1,500 children from approximately 30 schools.
Budget  $39,500.00
Category  Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other General Arts Education
Population Served K-12 (5-19 years) Adults
Program Short-Term Success 
1,500 children experience a live theater performance and are introduced to the art form of ballet, the classic Nutcracker ballet, and Pyotr Tchaikovsky's beautiful Nutcracker music.
Program Long-Term Success 
FBT’s intentions are to broaden children’s artistic experience and inspire their creativity, to encourage them and future generations to appreciate the arts, ballet, and the theater, and to treasure and promote our community’s artists. Such results will enrich our children’s lives, our society culturally and economically, and help to stimulate Orange County and Southern California as a vibrant creative and artistic center.
Program Success Monitored By 
This Program is primarily monitored by audience attendance and feedback by children, teachers, and families. FBT and the Irvine Barclay Theatre monitor its success to determine its future. This Program fills the theater completely annually.
Examples of Program Success 
FBT has presented this program for over 26 years, consistently filling the theater and receiving very positive feedback from teachers and children.

Off-Site Arts Education Outreach Program

FBT’s Off-site Arts Education Program enables artistically under-served children and adults of all backgrounds and income levels the opportunity to experience the performing art of ballet. FBT reaches out by taking mini-ballet performances into the community to schools, libraries, fairs, malls, clubs, ceremonies and other events. FBT collaborates with other organizations to reach children and adults including: the Orange County Pacific Symphony’s Family Musical Mornings, the Festival of Children, the Annual Motel Kids Xmas Celebration at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Arts Orange County’s Imagination Celebration, Fountain Valley’s Tree Lighting Ceremony, Huntington Beach’s Library Christmas Event, Newport Beach Central Library Holiday Nutcracker and Spring Fairy-tale Ballet, the Discovery Science Center and Pretend City. It has been invited to perform at the anniversary celebrations for the Irvine Great Park, Riviera Magazine and the Dawson-Cole Gallery. During 2019-20, FBT expects to reach about 5,730 primarily children and is always interested in expanding and reaching more children.
Budget  $29,700.00
Category  Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other General Arts Education
Population Served K-12 (5-19 years) Adults Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent
Program Short-Term Success 
Approximately 5,730 mostly children and some adults will be introduced to the art form of ballet performed with beautiful classic music.
Program Long-Term Success 
FBT’s intentions are to broaden children’s artistic experience and inspire their creativity, to encourage them and future generations to appreciate the arts, ballet, and the theater, and to treasure and promote our community’s artists. Such results will enrich our children’s lives, our society culturally and economically, and help to stimulate Orange County and Southern California as a vibrant creative and artistic center.
Program Success Monitored By 
FBT and its collaborators monitor the success of this Program. If not successful, the collaborators would not allow FBT to perform annually.
Examples of Program Success 
FBT has presented this program for over 26 years, expanding it to a broader range of venues and events, performing at many of them annually as a tradition. Since founded, together with its Invitation to Ballet Program, FBT has reached over 310,700 of mostly children.

Donated Admissions for Disadvantaged Children and Families Program

FBT donates admissions tickets annually to disadvantaged children and their families to bring them to the theater to experience full-length, professional, classical and contemporary ballets. FBT is now expanding this program through fundraising to invite more disadvantaged families into the theater and will collaborate with various agencies assisting homeless, low-income, and foster children and their families including OC Rescue Mission Girl Scouts, Healthy Smiles of OC, Oasis Center International, OC Ronald McDonald House, Orangewood, and the Foster Care Auxiliary of Orange County.
Budget  $10,000.00
Category  Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other General Arts Education
Population Served K-12 (5-19 years) Adults Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent
Program Short-Term Success 
For $10,000, 200 disadvantaged children and their families would experience a live theater performance and be introduced to the beautiful, classical art form of ballet accompanied by classic music.
Program Long-Term Success 
FBT seeks to expand opportunities for these children and adults to participate in our community, learn about and experience the art form of ballet accompanied by beautiful classical music in a theater setting. For the children, this will broaden their artistic education, inspire their creativity, and enhance their confidence. Such results will enrich these families’ lives, our society culturally and economically, and help to stimulate Orange County and Southern California as a vibrant creative and artistic center.
Program Success Monitored By 
FBT, the Irvine Barclay Theatre, and the various collaborators helping to coordinate the families’ attendance will monitor the success of this Program.
Examples of Program Success 
FBT is expanding this activity into a new program and will monitor attendance and the feedback from the families and collaborators about their experience and its impact. FBT expects this to be a very positive, uplifting, and inspiring experience for the children and their families. Examples of success will be strong interest in attending and positive feedback from the families and collaborators.

Nurturing Choreographers, Choreography, and Ballet Program

FBT’s Nurturing Choreographers, Choreography, and Ballet Program sponsors choreographers annually, primarily for its Fall production to create new pieces and full ballets and to restage and revive earlier contemporary and classic pieces and full ballets. This season, FBT is commissioning several contemporary pieces from renowned choreographers to be presented in FBT’s production “Firebird and Mixed Repertoire,” on October 12-13, 2019 at the Irvine Barclay Theatre.
Budget  $10,000.00
Category  Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other Dance
Population Served Adults
Program Short-Term Success 
This season, FBT will commission several contemporary pieces from renowned choreographers and reset an earlier commissioned one-act ballet and present them in FBT’s production, “Firebird and Mixed Repertoire,” on October 12-13, 2019 at the Irvine Barclay Theatre.
Program Long-Term Success 
This Program provides choreographers with rare opportunities to create new works and to restage or reset classical and contemporary ones. It spotlights their talent in a production. This process invigorates and stimulates the art form of ballet, allowing it to evolve through new choreography, and preserving earlier, exceptional pieces for posterity.
Program Success Monitored By 
This Program is primarily monitored by audience attendance and audience feedback. FBT and the Irvine Barclay Theatre monitor the success of this Program. If not successful, Irvine Barclay Theatre management would not allow it to be conducted in its theater annually.
Examples of Program Success 
FBT has successfully sponsored new and restaged works from renowned choreographers for over 15 years and presented them primarily in its Fall Production which features contemporary and classical ballet works of art. Past choreographers of pieces include: Alexei Badrak, Melissa Barak, Lillian Rose Barbeito, Val Caniparoli, Evelyn Cisneros, John Clifford, Carlos dos Santos Jr., Jodie Gates, Michael Gervais, Edwaard Liang, Parrish Maynard, Amanda McKerrow, Viktor Plotnikov, Brian Reeder, and Anthony Tudor. Full ballet’s sponsored were Firebird (Nicolai Kabaniaev), Alice in Wonderland (Robert Sund), Secret Garden (Josie Walsh), and Midsummer Night’s Dream (Molly Lynch). Russian dancer and director, Yury Fateyev, passed on choreography for excerpts of rare ballets with early and rare ballet styles, Markitenka, the Little Humpbacked Horse, and Laurencia.

Overall Support for FBT's Productions and Arts Education Outreach Programs

FBT is Orange County’s most vibrant and accomplished professional ballet company. It annually presents four full theater productions (typically 20 performances) at affordable prices. In the 2019-20 season, FBT expects to reach an audience of 11,810. These productions feature internationally acclaimed guest artists and choreographers and impressive up-and-coming talent. FBT presents a varied repertoire of full-length classical ballets as well as contemporary works by some of the most sought-after choreographers.
 
FBT’s Arts Education Programs bring children into the theater and take ballet out into the community to schools, libraries, fairs, malls, clubs, ceremonies and other events. During 2019-20, FBT expects to reach about 7,230 primarily children and is always interested in expanding and reaching more children.
 
Altogether, FBT reached a total audience of 18,301 in its 2018-19 season and expects to reach 19,040 in 2019-20.
Budget  $802,300.00
Category  Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other Dance
Population Served Children Only (5 - 14 years) Adults Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent
Program Short-Term Success 
Through its productions and outreach programs, FBT reached a total audience of 18,301 in its 2018-19 season and expects to reach 19,040 in 2019-20.
Program Long-Term Success 
Since its founding, FBT has reached a theater audience of 212,800 with professional quality classical and contemporary ballet productions, and an audience of 310,700 of mostly children through arts education outreach programs. This has inspired children and helped to increase Orange County’s audience and appreciation for the arts, theater and ballet. Such results will enrich our children’s lives, our society culturally and economically, and help to stimulate Orange County and Southern California as a vibrant creative and artistic center.
Program Success Monitored By 
This Program is primarily monitored by audience attendance and feedback by audiences members and collaborators. FBT and its collaborators, including the Irvine Barclay Theatre, monitor the success of FBT programs. If not successful, FBT would not be able to collaborate to achieve its goals.
Examples of Program Success 
Over 31 years, FBT has reached a theater audience of 212,800 with classical and contemporary ballet productions and an audience of 310,700 of mostly children through arts education outreach programs. In so doing, FBT has consistently contributed to increasing Orange County’s vibrancy and vitality. It has expanded Orange County’s audience for the arts, theater and ballet. It has broadened childrens’ knowledge of the arts and inspired their creativity. It has nurtured choreographers and regional dancers by providing them with needed artistic opportunities. Through its relationships with choreographers and dancers around the world, FBT has been instrumental in bringing them to Orange County for various projects. This has led them over time to become familiar with and engaged in Orange County’s artistic world. FBT is proud and appreciative to perform at the Irvine Barclay Theatre and most recently, for its Gala of the Stars production, at the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall.

Management


CEO/Executive Director Mrs. Salwa Rizkalla
CEO Term Start 1988
CEO Email [email protected]
CEO Experience
Artistic Director, Salwa Rizkalla's, artistic vision and community involvement led to the creation of FBT. Her artistic history includes intense study of the Russian Vaganova method of classical ballet, a professional performing career in numerous roles working under the direction of world renowned choreographers such as Leonid Lavrovsky and Serge Lifar, a BA degree in Ballet Pedagogy, and a California Teaching Credential. In recent years, she has been awarded:
 
- Helena Modjeska Cultural Legacy Award for Lifetime Achievement-Artistic Visionary-Arts Orange County Arts Awards 2014
 
- Orange County Music and Arts Administrators and Orange County Performing Arts Center, Orange County Arts Education of the Year Award, 2003
 
- Southern California Regional Youth America Grand Prix, Outstanding School, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2016 and 2019
 
- Youth American Grand Prix, Outstanding Teacher of the Year, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2009, thru 2014, 2017 and 2018
 

Former CEOs and Terms

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Senior Staff

Name Title Experience/Biography
Mrs. Elizabeth Farmen Assistant Artistic Director
Elizabeth received a BFA in Dance, on full scholarship from William Gillespie, and a BS in Mathematics, from UCI in 2007. She was a semi-finalist for the LA Music Center Spotlight Awards in 2000 and 2001, and received both the Disney Creative Arts Scholarship and the Amanda Borad Dance Scholarship in 2001. Her dance training began in 1989 at Southland Ballet Academy (SBA). As a company dancer, she performed major roles in FBT productions from 2001 to 2014 and continues to perform character roles. She has taught dance at SBA since 2002.
 
Elizabeth has served as Assistant Artistic Director to Salwa Rizkalla for SBA and FBT since 2007 performing a wide range of duties for both organizations. For FBT, she assists with managing FBT productions and education outreach programs, including production casting, scheduling, staging, rehearsals, coordination with guest artists and dancers, coordination of transportation of sets and costumes, marketing, website maintenance, and accounting.

Awards

Award Awarding Organization Year
Helena Modjeska Cultural Legacy Award for Lifetime Achievement-Artistic Visionary for Artistic Director, Salwa Rizkalla Arts Orange County 2014
Outstanding Arts Organization of the Year Arts Orange County 2001

Affiliations

Affiliation Year
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External Assessments and Accreditations

External Assessment or Accreditation Year
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Collaborations

For every aspect of its work, FBT must collaborate with many organizations including the theaters in which its productions are performed and the organizations (schools, libraries, malls, fairs, etc.) whose activities and programs allow FBT to present arts education programs.  

Staff Information

Number of Full Time Staff 0
Number of Part Time Staff 2
Number of Volunteers 100
Number of Contract Staff 1
Staff Retention Rate % 100%
Staff Professional Development --

Staff Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: --
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 1
Caucasian: 2
Hispanic/Latino: --
Native American/American Indian: --
Other: --
Other (if specified): --
Gender Female: 3
Male: --
Not Specified --

Plans & Policies

Organization has Fundraising Plan? --
Organization has Strategic Plan? --
Years Strategic Plan Considers --
Management Succession Plan --
Organization Policies And Procedures --
Business Continuity of Operations Plan --

Risk Management Provisions

Nondiscrimination Policy --
Whistle Blower Policy --
Document Destruction Policy --
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes

Reporting and Evaluations

Management Reports to Board? --
CEO Formal Evaluation and Frequency -- --
Senior Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency -- --
Non Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency -- --

Government Licenses

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CEO Comments

FBT is a small organization with limited funding dedicated to the productions, arts education programs, marketing and minimal administrative support. FBT’s success has been due to its passionate volunteers and supporters.
 
Typically for dance companies, ticket sales fund only 75% of their expenses, and they must rely on community support and volunteers. FBT would appreciate more financial support to fund financial audits and sufficient administrative support to prepare and maintain all the written plans, policies and procedures that larger organizations maintain, and to seek further donors and grantors.
 
FBT’s Tax Form 990s are based on the revenue and expenses in its annual general ledger, which clearly lists the sources of income and recipients of payments. No payments or gifts go to Artistic Director, Salwa Rizkalla, or the other Board members.
 
FBT has long been a discrimination free organization that has included and encouraged dancers of all ethnicities, national origins, genders, and sexual orientation. For 31 years, FBT has welcomed and included dancers of color, and over time, their numbers have grown. Recently, with the excitement of Misty Copeland’s promotion to Principal Dancer with American Ballet Theater, even more are interested in ballet. It is an exciting time for ballet and its future.

Foundation Comments

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Governance


Board Chair Mrs. Salwa Rizkalla
Board Chair Company Affiliation Artistic Director/Founder of Southland Ballet Academy and Artistic Director/Founder of Festival Ballet Theatre
Board Chair Term -
Board Co-Chair Mrs. Lisa Yamashita
Board Co-Chair Company Affiliation Owner of Dentech International
Board Co-Chair Term -

Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Ms. Gada Anis Attorney for 10 years at Humphrey Farrington & McCain, Independence, Missouri; and Nurse for 11 years at Hoag Hospital, Newport Beach, California Voting
Mrs. Willa Bouwens-Killen Planning Engineer, City of Costa Mesa Voting
Mrs. Cathleen Hunter Teacher for over 28 years for the Huntington Beach City School District Voting
Mrs. Salwa Rizkalla Owner/Southland Ballet Academy; Artistic Director/Festival Ballet Theatre Voting
Mrs. Lisa Yamashita Business Owner/Entrepreneur Dentech International Voting

Constituent Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Youth Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Additional Board Members and Affiliations

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Board Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 1
Caucasian: 4
Hispanic/Latino: 0
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): --
Gender Female: 5
Male: 0
Not Specified 0

Board Information

Board Term Lengths --
Board Term Limits --
Board Meeting Attendance % --
Written Board Selection Criteria --
Written Conflict Of Interest Policy --
Percentage of Monetary Contributions 20%
Percentage of In-Kind Contributions 60%
Board Orientation --

CEO Comments

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Foundation Comments

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Standing Committees

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Financials


Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2017 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2016 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2015 (%)

Fiscal Year Jan 01, 2019 to Dec 31, 2019
Projected Revenue $802,300.00
Projected Expenses $802,300.00
Form 990s

2018 Form 990

2017 Form 990

2016 Form 990

2015 Form 990

2014 Form 990

2013 Form 990

2012 Form 990

Audit Documents --
IRS Letter of Exemption

IRS Letter of Determination

Prior Three Years Total Revenue and Expense Totals

Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Total Revenue $849,419 $661,209 $694,934
Total Expenses $835,777 $710,141 $726,188

Prior Three Years Revenue Sources

Revenue By Revenue Source
Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$105,919 $92,449 $120,009
Government Contributions $0 $0 $0
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    State -- -- --
    Local -- -- --
    Unspecified -- -- $0
Individual Contributions -- -- --
Indirect Public Support -- -- $0
Earned Revenue $677,759 $521,465 $522,389
Investment Income, Net of Losses -- -- $0
Membership Dues -- -- $0
Special Events $64,241 $44,745 $48,236
Revenue In-Kind -- -- $0
Other $1,500 $2,550 $-20,859

Prior Three Years Expense Allocations

Expense By Type
Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Program Expense $704,013 $576,385 $586,948
Administration Expense $94,435 $110,497 $116,163
Fundraising Expense $37,329 $23,259 $23,077
Payments to Affiliates -- -- $0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses 1.02 0.93 0.96
Program Expense/Total Expenses 84% 81% 81%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue 22% 17% 14%

Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities

Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Total Assets $36,606 $43,759 $80,756
Current Assets $7,783 $8,754 $45,751
Long-Term Liabilities -- -- $0
Current Liabilities $8,874 $29,669 $24,207
Total Net Assets $27,732 $14,090 $56,549

Short Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities 0.88 0.30 1.89

Long Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Long-term Liabilities/Total Assets 0% 0% 0%
Endowment Value --
Spending Policy Income Only
Percentage(If selected) --
Are you currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Purpose --
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CEO Comments

A few words to clarify the distinction between Festival Ballet Theatre (FBT) and Southland Ballet Academy (SBT): Ballet companies are typically non-profit organizations associated with ballet academies. FBT is a non-profit ballet company based at SBA, a dance business. They are separate entities with separate finances and purposes. American Ballet Theatre, the Royal Ballet and Houston Ballet are examples of ballet companies associated with ballet academies.
 
FBT is dedicated to showcasing professional classical and contemporary ballet productions, with the best talent available. It invites international ballet stars to perform. Local dancers audition for FBT parts and to be company dancers.
 
SBA is a ballet school dedicated to training dancers the exacting art form of ballet. It is recognized nationally as one of the top ballet academies in the US. It takes years of rigorous training to perfect and perform ballet. SBA maintains studio space and sound equipment where classes are held. Every SBA student is included in its annual recitals (no auditions), and they must pay for their recital costumes. SBA students look up to and are inspired by FBT productions and performers. Dancers from SBA and other studios may audition for parts in FBT productions, if parts are available for younger dancers. The Nutcracker production includes parts for children and provides an opportunity for them to hone their performance skills.
 
FBT benefits from SBA as its home base by renting its studio space at a reasonable rate for FBT rehearsals. For 28 years, this space was donated, and for the last two years, FBT has paid a minimal fee. FBT benefits by not having to dedicate time and the full cost of maintaining studio space and most important, it benefits from having Artistic Director, Salwa Rizkalla, close at hand.
 
Artistic Director, Salwa Rizkalla, founded and represents both SBA and FBT. She is passionate about ballet and dedicated to its training and professional quality performances--the reason for the rigorous training. Always, she has dedicated herself to FBT as a volunteer, spending long hours on her passion. The only persons paid by FBT have been guest artists, company dancers, rehearsal assistants, stage managers and hands, ushers, theater security, and part-time marketing and administrative assistance. Ms. Rizkalla and FBT’s board members receive no pay or gifts. Salwa Rizkalla, FBT board members and advisors, and her army of volunteers support FBT in numerous ways. FBT is a passion to many who recognize it as a jewel in our community.

Foundation Comments

Summary financial data is per the autited financial statements and Form 990s and consultation with the organization. Foundation/corporate and individual contributions are combined under Foundation and Corporation Contributions.

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