International Ballet Classique is dedicated to the preservation of classical ballet and new and creative ideas in the arts. To accomplish this mission, IBC produces and stages professional level ballet performances, ballet festivals, lecture demonstrations, which all endeavor to make ballet and dance in general available to a wider and even more diverse audience. In addition to presenting The Nutcracker ballet each year at Neumann’s Fred P. Meagher Theatre, the dance company produces several other full-length classical ballets: Coppelia, Giselle, Paquita, Peter & the Wolf, Carnival of the Animals, excerpts from Swan Lake, the Sabre Dance from the ballet Gayaneh, Les Apparitions, and children fairy tale ballets, as well as dance festivals, including works by contemporary choreographers and multicultural world dance events.
The 35th Star Alumni Award of Delaware County Community College was presented to IBC Executive Director, Josephine Singer, for her advancement of the art of ballet in Delaware County, PA. IBC works with internationally acclaimed dance artists and choreographers, providing young dancers with opportunities to experience professional dance at its finest, while audience members are delightfully entertained and educated in the art of dance. IBC offers abridged performances for elementary children, audience members with special needs, and sensory shows.
Community outreach at IBC includes lecture demonstrations at colleges, universities, elementary schools, retirement communities and various organizations. They work in collaboration with local and regional arts communities and offer dance workshops and masterclasses for dancers and dance instructors. In addition, IBC supports the local community by offering free and discounted tickets to other non-profit organizations and underserved local communities. International Ballet Classique is continuously growing to meet the needs of a diverse audiences within their local communities while fulfilling IBC’s reputation as an outstanding arts organization.