The economic vulnerability inherent in arts organizations is exacerbated when they rely on a major seasonal event—like “The Nutcracker”—for large portions of revenue, said Amir Pasic, dean of the School of Philanthropy at IUPUI.
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The Cincinnati Ballet is taking an exploratory step toward a regional ballet company, announcing plans to stage a six-show
“Nutcracker” production here this December. The idea of a collaboration–where the two cities would share production and administration
expenses–has elicited mixed response.
Victoria Lyras began classes for her newly created Indianapolis School of Ballet Aug. 21 in 10,500-square-foot quarters on Capitol Avenue that previously housed Ballet Internationale's Clara R. Noyes Academy, which closed in November because of financial problems. ISB has 20 students so far.