American Repertory Ballet (New Brunswick, NJ)


  • Name:Naomi Levecchia
  • Title:Director of Development

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:American Repertory Ballet
  • Address:PO Box 250
    New Brunswick, NJ 08903
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:7322491254

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  • Mission:
  • American Repertory Ballet’s mission is to bring the joy, beauty, artistry and discipline of classical and contemporary dance to New Jersey and nationwide audiences through public performances and to dance students through artistic and educational programs. This mission is fulfilled through: American Repertory Ballet (ARB), the preeminent classical and contemporary ballet company in NJ; Princeton Ballet School (PBS), one of the largest non-profit dance schools in the nation; and ARB’s Access & Enrichment (A&E) initiatives, programs designed to expose communities to the art form of dance, as active participants and informed observers, and to develop life-long dance enthusiasts. Designated a "Major Arts Institution" by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts for two decades, and recognized by the National Endowment for the Arts "American Masterpieces" program, ARB contributes vitally to the quality of life in NJ and plays a leadership role in the dance community.

  • Overview:
  • American Repertory Ballet (ARB) presents ballets from the 19th and 20th centuries alongside contemporary choreographers, and performs at major venues for approximately 20,000 patrons annually. In 2012, the world premiere of Artistic Director Douglas Martin’s Romeo and Juliet was called “extraordinary” by Marina Kennedy of Broadway World who stated that “ARB's production…was an outstanding example of dance being perfectly adapted to dramatic interpretation, with the ARB dancers in full command of their art.” Jerry Hochman of CriticalDance called it “an ambitious production” and “emotionally and artistically fulfilling.” Last season also featured the world premiere of Martin’s Rite of Spring. This season will feature the world premiere of Martin’s Firebird, supported in part by The National Endowment for the Arts, in addition to premieres of works by Kirk Peterson, Trinette Singleton and ARB’s Resident Choreographer Mary Barton. ARB will be celebrating its 50th annual Nutcracker this winter, a celebration of the longest consecutively-running Nutcracker tradition in NJ and an accomplishment that only a handful of ballet companies have achieved nationwide.
    Princeton Ballet School (PBS) provides exceptional dance training to approximately 1,400 students annually at studios located in Cranbury, Princeton and New Brunswick, NJ, and offers over 170 different classes per week, including modern, hip-hop, Pilates, world dance, and CardioBallet. Live piano music accompanies every ballet class. Open Enrollment classes provide inspiring opportunities to students of all ages and abilities from the same top rate faculty.
    PBS’s Trainee program, now in its third year, is preparing 24 young dancers from across the US, Canada, Europe, and Japan for a professional dance career. This unique program serves as a bridge between student training and a professional dance career. Over the past three years, five Trainees have been promoted to full or apprentice status with ARB, and many other PBS students have gone on to careers with dance companies around the world, including Alvin Ailey, American Ballet Theatre, Ballet West, Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane, Hubbard Street, Mark Morris, Martha Graham, Netherlands Dance Theater, New York City Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Paul Taylor, Parsons Dance, Suzanne Farrell and Twyla Tharp, and many others. Graduates are equally as accomplished outside the field of dance, having used these qualities from their dance education to propel them to other life successes.
    ARB’s Access & Enrichment Programs are thoughtfully created to reflect the organization’s philosophy that dance is for everyone. The goal of ARB's Access & Enrichment programs is to integrate the art form in the community by being an essential resource for furthering and enhancing educational and social initiatives. ARB’s programs bring dance to a diverse constituency with limited or no access to the art form and provide creative and unique approaches beyond traditional teaching methods. These programs include the acclaimed DANCE POWER, a 29-year collaboration with the New Brunswick Board of Education - the longest running arts/community partnership in NJ. Other programming includes On Pointe, a monthly, free community enrichment series, Curriculum-based Residencies, School Time Matinees, and other Educational Assemblies, all of which introduce thousands of NJ school children to the artistry of a live performance and provide interdisciplinary learning opportunities through its teacher study guides. In 2011, ARB designed a new educational program for children aged 4-8 called Grumpy Bird, based on the children's book by Jeremy Tankard, and since then, several thousand school children have attended this program.

  • History:
  • Princeton Ballet Society (still the organization’s legal name) was founded in 1954 by Audrée Estey. By 1978, she turned the Princeton Regional Ballet into the professional Princeton Ballet Company. The company was renamed American Repertory Ballet (ARB), in 1990 to more clearly reflect its artistic image and status as a nationally recognized ballet company, and in 1995-1996, the Garden State Ballet was merged into the company. After Estey’s retirement in 1982, Artistic Directors of the Company included: Judith Leviton (1982-1986), Dermot Burke (1986-1992), Marjorie Mussman (1992-1993), Septime Webre (1993-1999), Graham Lustig (1999-2010), and current Artistic Director Douglas Martin (2010-present). The company's rich history of repertory includes established masterpieces by distinguished choreographers such as George Balanchine, Gerald Arpino, Alvin Ailey, Paul Taylor and Twyla Tharp; cutting edge works by Val Caniparoli, Dominique Dumais, Harrison McEldowney, Amy Seiwert, Susan Shields and Melissa Barak; as well as works by Burke, Webre and Lustig.
    In 1984, the Company began its DANCE POWER program in New Brunswick Public Schools. Also in 1985, Princeton Ballet was granted status as an Organization with "Major Impact" by the NJ State Council on the Arts. In the late 1980's, Gregory Hines became DANCE POWER's Honorary Chairman, until his death, when his brother Maurice assumed the position. Mr. Hines established a DANCE POWER Scholarship at Rutgers University for a graduating DANCE POWER student matriculating there. ARB’s almost 60 years reflect an ongoing commitment to the highest caliber of dance production, artistic excellence and discipline, as well as a dedication to enriching communities and the lives of individuals through the beauty and power of dance.

  • Year established:1954
  • Endowment:Unknown

Board and Executive Names

  • Board Members / Trustees:

  • Patrick E. Bradley, Chair Reed Smith LLC, Attorney

    Joan Barry McCormick, Vice Chair NYU Stern School of Business

    Robin Moscato, Treasurer Princeton University, Director Financial Aid

    Jo-Ann Munoz, Secretary Ferrara & Company, Account Director

    Marie Mascherin, Chair Emeritus New Jersey Community Capital

    Name Affiliation

    William L. Daley, MD, MPH Sanofi-Aventis

    Peter Gerry Sycamore Ventures, Managing Partner

    Melissa Marschner Attorney

    Charles Metcalf, Governance Mathematica Policy Research, Retired

    Nancy MacMillan Princeton Alumni Weekly, Publisher

    John Phelan, Marketing Zweena Health, CEO and Founder

    Sharon Taylor Prudential Insurance Company, Senior VP

    Judy Zocchi Zocchi Integrated Media, CEO

  • Executive Director / President:
  • Christine Chen, Executive Director

Staff Names

  • Key Staff:
  • Douglas Martin
    Artistic Director
    Lisa Beth Vettoso
    Director of Educational Programming
    Development Director
    Dawn Dell'Omo
    Finance Director
    Lisa de Ravel
    Alumni Relations Coordinator, Dean of Students
    Vanessa Ramalho
    Development Coordinator
    Alexis Branagan
    Director of PR and Communications
    Meghan Salviejo
    Marketing Intern | DANCE POWER Teaching Artist
    Erika Mero
    Curriculum Supervisor and Teaching Artist, DANCE POWER
    Katie Scibienski
    Community Events Coordinator
    Kathleen Smith
    DANCE POWER Coordinator | Teaching Artist DANCE POWER


  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
  • IRS Subsection:None
  • Tax ID:21-0732575

IRS Business Master File Information

  • EIN:210732575
  • Sort (Secondary) Name:
  • Care Of Name:
  • Organization Address:80 ALBANY ST 2ND FLOOR
  • Organization City:NEW BRUNSWICK
  • Organization State:NJ
  • Organization Zip:08901-1227
  • Group Exemption Number:0000
  • Subsection Code:03
  • Classification Code(s):2
  • Subsection/Classification Desc.:Educational Organization
  • Affiliation Code:3
  • Ruling Date:May, 1961
  • Deductibility Code:1
  • Foundation Code:11
  • Foundation Code Desc.:School 170(b)(1)(A)(ii)
  • Activity Code(s):119, 059
  • Activity Code Desc.(s):Other cultural or historical activities, Other school related activities
  • Organization Code:1 (Corporation)
  • Exempt Org. Status Code:01 (Unconditional Exemption)
  • Tax Period:June, 2016
  • Filing Requirement Category:01 (990 (all other) or 990EZ return)
  • Accounting Period:June
  • NTEE Code:A630
  • Asset Amount:$2,067,770
  • Asset Code:6 ($1,000,000 - $4,999,999)
  • Income Amount:$4,143,029
  • Income Code:6 ($1,000,000 - $4,999,999)
  • 990 Revenue Amount:$4,082,983
  • Last Updated:2/21/2018 9:20:29 am

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