Sunrise Ballet of Southern California
Sunrise Ballet has been serving Orange County since 1987, starting with a production of an original story-ballet "The Dream". Since 1988 it has done the "Nutcracker" with bright new and original staging and choreography each year. In January 1999, it became a California 501-C3 non-profit organization and changed its name to Sunrise Ballet. Richard Hirschl, the director, has lived in the immediate area since 1964.
Goals of Sunrise Ballet: 1. To provide professional training, without bias toward talent, finances or physique. 2. To recognize and explore talent, ability and potential. 3. To develop & nurture enthusiasm, teamwork, patience and devotion in a positive atmosphere. 4. To provide lecture/demonstrations to public & private school free of charge. 5. To be a valuable positive asset to the community in all situations deemed morally and ethically correct. 6. To maintain the idea that all members share the love of dance as an end in itself.
Sunrise Ballet gives back to the community. We have donated to Camp Snoopy for the Deaf, Lamb of God Lutheran Church of Anaheim, The Blind Children's Learning Center, CHOC Hospital (Cancer research department) and the Ebenezer Church of Los Angeles. Half price and free tickets are given to worthy groups such as Scouts and local youth groups. To enrich, educate and enlighten through lecture/demonstrations at public & private schools. (Examples: Our mini-performances at UCLA and a series of lecture/demonstrations at the public schools in the Placentia/Yorba Linda School District) Lecture/demonstrations include a history of dance, the athleticism of the art, and the influence of music, costuming, and other related fields. We give lecture/demonstrations to public schools free of charge. We're not here to make a dollar- we're here to make a difference.
Where the Money Comes From, and Where It Goes: The Sunrise Ballet is funded by your generosity, grants from local businesses, local governments, and proceeds from performances, charitable foundations, and fund-raising events. By your generosity, you help empower the Sunrise Ballet to enrich the arts and the culture in our community.
Your donations are allocated towards Expanding our existing local community outreach and free lecture/demonstration programs and starting and maintaining existing dance scholarship programs to children in the area who might not otherwise get exposure to the arts. Maintaining low ticket prices for performances so that more people can enjoy what we have to offer. Funding a repertory of performances, and helping pay for shoes, make up, costumes, sets, and scenery and rehearsal space for the company dancers. With your contribution, you will become recognized as a positive influence by being a benefactor to the arts in your community! Donations are tax-deductible. Contact us for details.