Atlantic City Ballet Celebrates Nomination for JerseyArts.com Award
Atlantic City, N.J. (January 8, 2016) - Atlantic City Ballet is pleased to announce its nomination for Favorite Dance Company in the 2016 JerseyArts.com People's Choice Awards. Now in its eighth year, the yearly awards program run by Discover Jersey Arts pays tribute to the work of New Jersey's vital, vibrant and diverse arts organizations. With the ballots now prepped, it's time for arts lovers across the state to vote for their favorite N.J. arts organizations.
"AC Ballet is incredibly grateful for this nomination." said Alexandria Pieroni, Managing Director. "We're honored to be recognized by our fellow colleagues, and to be a part of such a strong arts community that drives one another to thrive. We hope our patrons will also support us by voting in this year's Awards."
Atlantic City Ballet and the other contenders in the 2016 People's Choice Awards were nominated by their peers through the Jersey Arts Marketers network, which is made up of hundreds of nonprofit arts groups across the state. Now, 10 arts districts and 100 organizations-the greatest number of nominees the Awards has received since its creation in 2008-will compete in 16 categories, including favorite performing arts center, dance company, art gallery, choral group and more.
"The quality of art we have here is ever burgeoning thanks to our amazing cultural community working together to build each other up." said Adam Perle, President & CEO of ArtPride New Jersey
Public voting begins January 6 and runs through February 11, 2016. Winners will be announced and honored in early March at the New Jersey Conference on Tourism in Atlantic City.
For a full list of nominees and categories, please visit www.JerseyArts.com/Vote.
About Atlantic City Ballet
Founded in 1982, by International Ballerina, Phyllis Papa, the Atlantic City Ballet is comprised of professional dancers from around the world and have earned national acclaim for their technical expertise and exuberant stage presence. Although their home base is in Historic Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, the Ballet has performed in theaters all along the east coast. Their repertoire of original works includes such classics as A Midsummer Night's Dream, Sleeping Beauty and Swan Lake but Ms. Papa is most known for her innovative works such as Dracula, Caught Up In The Swing and her full length Carmen. Since its inception, the Atlantic City Ballet has served as one of the cultural treasures of New Jersey and continues a tradition of dance excellence for future generations of ballet audiences
About JerseyArts.com and Discovery Jersey Arts
JerseyArts.com is the official website of Discover Jersey Arts, a cosponsored project of the ArtPride New Jersey Foundation and New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State dedicated to increasing the awareness of and participation in the arts in New Jersey.