Fort Wayne Ballet cancels rest of the season
Fort Wayne Ballet has canceled the remainder of its 2019-2020 season, including all performances and events through May 24, due to COVID-19. The organization will communicate further plans as more is learned from governmental health officials and directives are issued by the governor’s Office.
In a statement, Artistic Director Karen Gibbons Brown said “The decision has been heart-wrenching and difficult. As scenarios keep changing, we felt we were not left with other good options. As disappointed as we all are, it is a requirement of the times to keep you, the dancers, and our community as safe as we can.”
Fort Wayne Ballet has committed to supporting the financial wellbeing of its dancers, arts administrators and their families through the end of the 2019-2020 season. “We have determined it is best for the dancers to remain paid per their contract. As they will be ‘working’ but not in the studio, they will have in-home projects to be used to help promote dance and specifically Fort Wayne Ballet,” Sparrow stated.
The Ballet asks that those who have purchased tickets for any upcoming performances consider donating the cost of your purchase. “Your small gesture of generosity will have a profound effect on the future of Fort Wayne Ballet,” the organization stated.