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JUXTAPOSITION DANCE THEATRE CORPORATION

 554 N. Thomas St
 Orange, CA 92869
[P] (310) 951-9236
[F] --
www.juxtapositiondance.org
[email protected]
Nahyr Ruiz
FOUNDED: 2013
INCORPORATED: 2013
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Organization DBA --
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Organization received a competitive grant from the community foundation in the past five years No
Employer Identification Number 46-3851574 00000

Summary


Mission StatementMORE »

At JuxtaPosition Dance Theatre we aim to make dances that create contrast within concepts, music, and movement.  The choreography that most interests us is that which pushes limits, derives inspiration from unlikely places, and blooms from confined spaces.  Our dances thrive in the bodies of the unexpected dancer and strive to depict both the joy and the pain in humanity.

As an emerging contemporary modern dance company, Juxtaposition Dance Theatre seeks to contribute to the vitality and enrichment of the artistic community in Orange County by:

·         creating intellectual, accessible, relatable, and aesthetically beautiful dances that resonate with the audience;

·         engaging the community by creating work that instills social awareness in the viewer and empassions the dancer;

·         breaking the barriers of traditional stereotypes in dance by creating performance and training opportunities for dancers of various backgrounds, abilities, shapes and sizes;

·         developing exciting, highly physical and dynamic choreography that pushes contrasting elements into our consciousness;

·         bringing dance performance and dance education to underprivileged and underserved areas of our community;

·         and seeking to contribute to the Orange County dance landscape by supporting the work of our fellow dance companies and artists.

 

Mission Statement

At JuxtaPosition Dance Theatre we aim to make dances that create contrast within concepts, music, and movement.  The choreography that most interests us is that which pushes limits, derives inspiration from unlikely places, and blooms from confined spaces.  Our dances thrive in the bodies of the unexpected dancer and strive to depict both the joy and the pain in humanity.

As an emerging contemporary modern dance company, Juxtaposition Dance Theatre seeks to contribute to the vitality and enrichment of the artistic community in Orange County by:

·         creating intellectual, accessible, relatable, and aesthetically beautiful dances that resonate with the audience;

·         engaging the community by creating work that instills social awareness in the viewer and empassions the dancer;

·         breaking the barriers of traditional stereotypes in dance by creating performance and training opportunities for dancers of various backgrounds, abilities, shapes and sizes;

·         developing exciting, highly physical and dynamic choreography that pushes contrasting elements into our consciousness;

·         bringing dance performance and dance education to underprivileged and underserved areas of our community;

·         and seeking to contribute to the Orange County dance landscape by supporting the work of our fellow dance companies and artists.

 


FinancialsMORE »

Fiscal Year 2016
Projected Expenses $22,000.00
Projected Revenue $8,000.00

ProgramsMORE »

  • Contemporary Modern Dance Classes: Pina's Peanuts, Limon Nuggets, Limon's Tots, Graham Crackers, Horton's Groovers

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Overview


Mission Statement

At JuxtaPosition Dance Theatre we aim to make dances that create contrast within concepts, music, and movement.  The choreography that most interests us is that which pushes limits, derives inspiration from unlikely places, and blooms from confined spaces.  Our dances thrive in the bodies of the unexpected dancer and strive to depict both the joy and the pain in humanity.

As an emerging contemporary modern dance company, Juxtaposition Dance Theatre seeks to contribute to the vitality and enrichment of the artistic community in Orange County by:

·         creating intellectual, accessible, relatable, and aesthetically beautiful dances that resonate with the audience;

·         engaging the community by creating work that instills social awareness in the viewer and empassions the dancer;

·         breaking the barriers of traditional stereotypes in dance by creating performance and training opportunities for dancers of various backgrounds, abilities, shapes and sizes;

·         developing exciting, highly physical and dynamic choreography that pushes contrasting elements into our consciousness;

·         bringing dance performance and dance education to underprivileged and underserved areas of our community;

·         and seeking to contribute to the Orange County dance landscape by supporting the work of our fellow dance companies and artists.

 


Background Statement

JuxtaPosition Dance Theatre's first performance was in April of 2013 for the Mission Federal ArtWalk in San Diego.  We were officially incorporated a few months later and obtain nonprofit status in July of 2014.  Over the past almost three years, we have had the pleasure of performing for the Mission Federal ArtWalk two years in a row, the Rogue Festival in Fresno two years in a row, the International San Diego Fringe Festival 2014, SOMOS in Santa Ana, the Holiday RAWk Showcase at the Yost, we've taught several classes during our stay for in Fresno at Clovis West Community College and Fresno City College, and have participated in outreach interviews for the Hispanic community with Univision Valle Central.  We have also offered free dance classes at the Santiago Canyon Child Development Center and piloted a STEAM summer dance camp day in partnership with the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity.  

Impact Statement

A few of our accomplishments from 2015 include the premiere of 2015's new work, "Dancing with Plato" at the Rogue Festival in Fresno, our first invitation to perform in Raw Artists OC  as well as our performance for their Holiday RAWk Showcase at the Yost Theater, and our 
 Community Performance in partnership with Active Learning for the SOMOS event in Santa Ana.
 
2016 Goals
Obtain Arts OC membership
Participate in Imagination Celebration
Debut Parent-Child Workshops in the Community 
 

Needs Statement

There are many components to ensure the growth of a small, emerging dance company such as we are.  In our current stage our needs are; (1) Funding; (2) Administrative Support; (3) Marketing Support; (4) Studio Space
Lack of funding and access to adequate rehearsal space has directly impacted our ability to retain our dancers and create a steady repertoire of work as well as provide our planned community programs.  Studio rental for rehearsals, auditions, and intensives/workshops typically runs at about $30/hr which is beyond our budget, therefore, we have been seeking either a nonprofit discount rate or a residency at a studio where the studio could benefit from our nonprofit status.  JuxtaPosition Dance Theatre's funding needs are at least $22,000 to compensate our dancers for their hardwork and talent and secure adequate rehearsal and workshops space to grow our choreography as well as our community outreach programs.

CEO Statement

I believe Dance is important, dare I say; vital to our society.  Dance has the ability to remind us of our collective humanity; it has the power to transcend the differences that divide us; it has the power to heal and inspire.  Dance can educate and enlighten.  I founded JuxtaPosition Dance Theatre with these fierce beliefs in mind.  We strive to touch our audience as much as our own dancers with choreography that compels, stories that evoke, and we seek to create opportunities for all different types of dancers.  We believe dance is for everyone; and we seek to make both performance as well as dance education accessible to under served areas of our community.  I also strongly believe in contributing to the growth and development of concert dance and education not only through our own artistry, but by supporting other local artists in their efforts and performance as well.

Board Chair Statement

Being a Board Member for JuxtaPosition has been a truly rewarding experience.  Led by JuxtaPosition's Founder and Artistic Director, we, the members of the Board, came together as a diverse group consisting of lawyers, actors, and dancers, to advance our common goal of increasing access to dance in diverse communities and communicating unique, thought-provoking, and interesting new ideas through dance.  Through the vision and tireless leadership of its Founder and Artistic Director, JuxtaPosition has surpassed every one of our goals and expectations.  Indeed, in just a few short years, the company has been successful in securing name recognition, establishing legitimacy, and acquiring stability in San Diego County, Orange County, Los Angeles County, and Fresno County.  Nevertheless, even though the company has been very successful thus far, there remain several challenges facing the company.  For example, the company continues to seek a broader pool of donors.  Additionally, the company continues its search for a studio that it can call home.  Furthermore, the company remains steadfast in its efforts to increase dancer retention rates.  Nevertheless, our past successes coupled with the inspiring leadership of our Artistic Director give this Board substantial confidence that JuxtaPosition will overcome these challenges through our continuing efforts to raise money and the efforts of our Artistic Director in creating new and intriguing art. 

Other Ways to Donate/Volunteer

If you wish to support JuxtaPosition Dance Theatre you may mail a check to our mailing address, visit the donations page on our website, make an in-kind donation (you may contact Nahyr at [email protected] for details), or you may support us when you shop Amazon Smile by using our link http://smile.amazon.com/ch/46-3851574
 
If you are interested in volunteering, please email Nahyr Ruiz.

Geographic Area Served

Central Orange County
West Orange County
South Orange County
North Orange County
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Organization Categories

  1. Arts,Culture & Humanities - Dance
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Programs


Contemporary Modern Dance Classes: Pina's Peanuts, Limon Nuggets, Limon's Tots, Graham Crackers, Horton's Groovers

JPDT's Parent-Child Kangaroo carried Modern Dance classes focus on bonding, cognitive and physical stimulation, and parental exercise through the implementation of Modern Dance technique such as Barre, Floor, & Center work, age-specific cognitive development exercises for baby and gross-motor/finite-motor developmental exercises.  Using the weight of your baby, you will achieve a full-body dynamic workout while also providing your baby with a stimulating experience full of music, rhythmic motion, and best of all; quality bonding with you.
 
JPDT's Contemporary Modern Dance programs which begin at 18months through 12 years old, are designed to teach fundamentals of contemporary and modern dance technique through both structure and guided play.  The class provides an opportunity for students to express themselves through choreographed movement and improvisation.  Using imagery and props, students learn basic modern and contemporary dance movement vocabulary, develop their flexibility, coordination, and fine-tune their cognitive ability to follow directions. 
Budget  $6,000.00
Category  Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other Dance Instruction
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)
Program Short-Term Success 
By the end of our Parent-Child classes in the first three months, parents and children will have formed a stronger bond and parent's will feel a healthy balance in their physical, emotional, and mental state.  Also, children will achieve socialization to others their age.
 
By the end of our toddler through twelve-year old dance programs, students will feel confident performing the fundamental technique they've learned, they will feel encouraged to express their own movement ideas, and they will feel athletically challenged by class.
Program Long-Term Success 
Parents and students will have developed a deeper understanding of movement as both an athletic and artistic medium.  Our Parent-Child classes will result in parents feeling more connected to their child, while also feeling an increase in mental, physical, and emotional health.  Babies and Toddlers will exhibit positive cognitive stimulation.
 In the future, we seek to make these programs available to schools and within education systems to complement and support academia.
Program Success Monitored By  Program Success will be monitored by a combination of parent and student feedback as well as end of session mini performances.
Examples of Program Success  We piloted our dance program in the summer of 2014 at the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity during one of their summer camp days.  We tailored our dance class to fit into their camp day theme and structure and we taught students ranging in ages eight to twelve; most of whom did not have any prior dance background.  The students were somewhat hesitant at first during the technique portion of class, however, once we began teaching across the floor and partnering, they really became engaged.  Furthermore, when we gave them time to choreograph their own short dances using what they had learned, the students became excited and created truly incredible pieces.  By the end of the day, all of the students were asking if they could have a dance day for camp again the next day.  For us, being able to turn a room full of children who had never heard of modern dance and were hesitant to partake in it into a room full of children who were pleading to have modern dance class again was a significant victory.

Management


CEO/Executive Director Nahyr Ruiz
CEO Term Start July 2013
CEO Email [email protected]
CEO Experience

Creator, founder and visionary of JPDT, Nahyr Galaz Ruiz, received her B.A. in Theater Arts & Dance, with an emphasis in Dance from CSU, Los Angeles. Upon completion of her collegiate studies, she spent some time in France with the M.A.D.E. in France program where she trained with David Dorfman Dance, Lisa Race, Liz Claire, and Libertivore Dance Theatre. Nahyr has had the opportunity to work with and train with artists such as Hae Lee of Hae Kyung Lee & Dancers, Holly Johnston of Ledges & Bones, Krenly Guzman, Rebeca Hernandez, C. Derrick Jones III and Nehara Kalev of Catch Me Bird, Michelle Shear, and Joe Goode Performance Group.  In winter of 2010 she choreographed, produced and starred in her first dance for film production entitled "Silenced Dreams," which was created as a social awareness project for the Women of Juarez Femicides.  In late 2012 she danced under the direction of Rebeca Hernandez for the annual Day of the Dead Celebration at the Los Angeles Hollywood Cemetary.  Nahyr also has extensive training and experience teaching movement, dance and gymnastics to children ages four months through late adolescence.  She has undergone intensive trainings in spotting and child development through movement, song, and play. This has allowed her to develop a unique approach to creating choreography and conceptualizing movement as well as bringing dance to the community.  In JuxtaPosition Dance Theatre Nahyr has finally found a vehicle for all of her training, gathered experience, ideas, and passion for a life of dance. 


Throughout her training and work experience teaching dance and working for other companies, such as her time as Production Manager with Catch Me Bird Dance Theatre, Nahyr learned the ins and outs of running a dance company, managing a dance studio, creating new dance programs, mounting productions, training staff, tracking revenue and expenses, creating reports, etc. Her training in both the production side as well as the administrative aspects of the arts have provided Nahyr with the groundwork to run her own dance company.

Former CEOs and Terms

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Senior Staff

Name Title Experience/Biography
Alejandro Ruiz Chief Financial Officer Mr. Ruiz is currently an attorney practicing civil litigation in Orange County.  Mr. Ruiz has been handling the company's finances and tax filings since its founding.  Mr. Ruiz has worked as an extern to a federal judge, a law clerk for the Los Angeles District Attorney, a lobbying ethics consultant, and an administrator for the Los Angeles City Attotrney.  Mr. Ruiz holds a Juris Doctor from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, and a Bachelor of Arts from Harvard University.
Wade Wilson Secretary Wade Wilson is a motion picture actor, playwright, and theatre performer with numerous credits.  Mr. Wilson has starred in numerous movies and has performed in numerous successful plays and musicals and is a current member of the Screen Actor's Guild of America.  Mr. Wilson holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from California State University, Los Angeles.

Awards

Award Awarding Organization Year
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Affiliations

Affiliation Year
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External Assessments and Accreditations

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Collaborations

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Staff Information

Number of Full Time Staff 0
Number of Part Time Staff 0
Number of Volunteers 6
Number of Contract Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate % 100%
Staff Professional Development No

Staff Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 1
Hispanic/Latino: 4
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): 0
Gender Female: 3
Male: 3
Not Specified 0

Plans & Policies

Organization has Fundraising Plan? Under Development
Organization has Strategic Plan? Under Development
Years Strategic Plan Considers --
Management Succession Plan Yes
Organization Policies And Procedures Yes
Business Continuity of Operations Plan No

Risk Management Provisions

Nondiscrimination Policy Under Development
Whistle Blower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy No
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy No

Reporting and Evaluations

Management Reports to Board? Yes
CEO Formal Evaluation and Frequency No Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency No Annually
Non Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency No Quarterly

Government Licenses

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CEO Comments

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Foundation Comments

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Governance


Board Chair Nahyr Ruiz
Board Chair Company Affiliation JuxtaPosition Dance Theatre
Board Chair Term July 2013 -
Board Co-Chair Alejandro Ruiz
Board Co-Chair Company Affiliation Payne & Fears, LLP
Board Co-Chair Term July 2013 -

Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Joshua Ludmir Participant Media, Inklings Creative Voting
Karla Romero Community Volunteer Voting
Alejandro Ruiz Esq. Payne & Fears, LLP Voting
Nahyr Ruiz JuxtaPosition Dance Theatre Voting
Wade Wilson Community Volunteer 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: 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 0
Hispanic/Latino: 4
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): 0
Gender Female: 2
Male: 3
Not Specified 0

Board Information

Board Term Lengths --
Board Term Limits --
Board Meeting Attendance % 100%
Written Board Selection Criteria --
Written Conflict Of Interest Policy Yes
Percentage of Monetary Contributions 60%
Percentage of In-Kind Contributions 40%
Board Orientation Yes

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 2015 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2014 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2013 (%)

Fiscal Year Jan 01, 2016 to Dec 31, 2016
Projected Revenue $8,000.00
Projected Expenses $22,000.00
Form 990s

2015 IRS 990N

2014 IRS 990N

2013 IRS 990N

Audit Documents --
IRS Letter of Exemption

IRS Letter of Determination

Prior Three Years Total Revenue and Expense Totals

Fiscal Year 2015 2014 2013
Total Revenue $2,132 $8,363 $2,060
Total Expenses $2,132 $6,763 $2,060

Prior Three Years Revenue Sources

Revenue By Revenue Source
Fiscal Year 2015 2014 2013
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
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Government Contributions $0 $0 $0
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    Unspecified -- -- --
Individual Contributions $1,446 $6,008 $2,060
Indirect Public Support -- -- --
Earned Revenue $286 $755 --
Investment Income, Net of Losses -- -- --
Membership Dues -- -- --
Special Events -- -- --
Revenue In-Kind -- $1,600 --
Other $400 -- --

Prior Three Years Expense Allocations

Expense By Type
Fiscal Year 2015 2014 2013
Program Expense $1,407 $4,593 $1,864
Administration Expense $399 $876 $196
Fundraising Expense $326 $1,294 --
Payments to Affiliates -- -- --
Total Revenue/Total Expenses 1.00 1.24 1.00
Program Expense/Total Expenses 66% 68% 90%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue 23% 22% 0%

Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities

Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year 2015 2014 2013
Total Assets $60 $1,600 $0
Current Assets $60 $1,600 $0
Long-Term Liabilities $0 $0 $0
Current Liabilities $0 $0 $0
Total Net Assets $60 $1,600 $0

Short Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2015 2014 2013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities inf inf nan

Long Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2015 2014 2013
Long-term Liabilities/Total Assets 0% 0% nan%
Endowment Value --
Spending Policy Income Only
Percentage(If selected) --
Are you currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Purpose --
Campaign Goal --
Capital Campaign Dates -
Capital Campaign Raised-to-Date Amount --
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? --

CEO Comments

Our largest challenge continues to be securing a broader donor pool and building a steady and consistent revenue stream.  This challenge is currently being addressed through targeted marketing strategies and participating in various industry events.

Foundation Comments

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