Latin Ballet of Virginia, Inc.
2880 Mountain Road
Glen Allen VA 23060
Mission Statement
To “create and strengthen connections to Hispanic/Latin American cultures through innovative and immersive dance-inspired education and performances that affect positive and sustainable change in people’s lives.” 
 
The company fulfills this mission by increasing access to the arts for low-income families; providing culturally diverse performances and classes; helping prepare Hispanic and minority children at risk for success in our community; and touring our professional performances and educational programs internationally, nationally and locally.
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Mrs Ana Ines King
Board Chair Vidal Torres
Board Chair Company Affiliation Genworth Financial
Contact Information
Address 2880 Mountain Road
Glen Allen, VA 23060
Telephone 804 356-3876
Fax 804 282-3967
E-mail latinballet@latinballet.com
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 2000
Financial Summary
Revenue vs Expense Bar Graph - All Years
Expense Breakdown Bar Chart - All Years
 
 
Projected Revenue $316,500.00
Projected Expenses $314,000.00
Statements
Mission
To “create and strengthen connections to Hispanic/Latin American cultures through innovative and immersive dance-inspired education and performances that affect positive and sustainable change in people’s lives.” 
 
The company fulfills this mission by increasing access to the arts for low-income families; providing culturally diverse performances and classes; helping prepare Hispanic and minority children at risk for success in our community; and touring our professional performances and educational programs internationally, nationally and locally.
Impact
Our performances are offered to rural communities or low-income minorities who otherwise would not have access to the arts. This past year, the Company toured and performed throughout Virginia, Washington DC, Baton Rouge, Louisiana and participated at the International Dance Festival in Zacatecas, Mexico, representing the Commonwealth of Virginia. In February 2011, four professional dancers participated on the Flamenco Festival in Jerez Spain. During 10-11, international choreographers produced two new works: Passion, Love & Roses, by Antonio Hidalgo from Spain and VERDE by Rosana Barragan from Colombia, SA.                          

LBV has the most culturally diverse programming in Richmond, with a natural draw to our local residents of Hispanic descent, who comprise 60% of our student population. The additional 40% of our student body is ethnically diverse.  40% of our diverse student body receives partial to full scholarship to attend classes. The Dance as Therapy educational program at the schools has reported that the students improved a 40% on their academic grades.               
 
LBV was able to compensate the company dancers for a total of 12 hours a week of rehearsal time. Twelve professional dancers receive remuneration for every activity performed. LBV would like to offer full-time employment to all of our dancers with the respective benefits.                        
 
During the past 2 years, we have partnered with CenterStage on their educational programs, offering more work to our faculty while exchanging our experiences. LBV plans to close the Chesterfield School in June12 to expand all after school classes and arts in education summer camp at Rich. Center Stage. LBV will continue offering its after school, camp programs and performances at the CAC at Glen Allen. In March 11 LBV started the capacity building project: organizational assessment, staff/board training/development.   
Needs

LBV spends $91,000 per year on renting studio and office space. LBV is in critical need of finding sponsorship to support the programs offered at Richmond Center Stage and the Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen to lower the cost of programming and serve more community members.

The Artistic Director of LBV is burdened with much administrative responsibility. LBV is in need of a development specialist, in-house marketing and public relations specialist and a performance agent.  To ensure that we can hire for these positions, LBV needs $100,000 per year.

LBV is in need of 11 full-time salaried dancers. Currently we have 7 part time professional dancers. $100,000 per year is needed to accomplish this goal.

A capital campaign is needed to create an endowment. $50,000 is needed to accomplish this goal.

Storage space is needed to house the massive collection of costumes, lights, and scenery that is currently in several locations. $3,600 is needed to accomplish this goal.

Background
Founded in 1997, in Richmond, Virginia, under the direction of Colombia, South America native, Ana Ines King, the Latin Ballet of Virginia (LBV) is the area’s pre-eminent Hispanic dance company.
 
Mrs. King has over twenty years of experience teaching, directing and performing in South America and the United States. Initially, the Latin Ballet focused on performances and teaching classes for students in various locations. To better manage growth, in 2000 the first studio was centralized at the Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen in Henrico County. A second school was added in Chesterfield County in 2005.
 
The Latin Ballet now offers over 100 classes per week at two dance schools, has a company of ten professional dancers from around the world and nine professional musicians, and includes a junior company comprised of twenty-five students. The Latin Ballet of Virginia has performed throughout Virginia, Washington D.C., North Carolina and at select venues in Central and South America.
 
Productions have benefited the children in Cartagena, Colombia; Zacatecas, Mexico; the Make a Wish Foundation; the Children’s Hospital; and, children with special and financial needs.
CEO Statement
LBV believes Arts Education is a primary and an essential component for a complete education in the everyday lives of every member of the community. We are 100% dedicated to education and outreach for all ages and all ethnicities.  LBV unique Educational Program is the only program of its kind in the extended area and is a natural draw to our local residents of Hispanic descent who comprise 60% of our student population. In addition, the cultural diversity found in our course offering attracts minorities of various ethnicities, who comprise another 40% of our student body.

The Latin Ballet Educational programs have received two awards of distinction as Best Arts in Education Programs: The Jane Baskerville Award for the best community education program for World Languages in Chesterfield County Public Schools, Virginia and Best Artists in Residency for Multicultural programs, in Cabarrus County, North Carolina. Ana Ines King and the Latin Ballet received the Theresa Pollack artists in excellence award 2011.

The Dance Teacher international magazine announced the Latin Ballet as one of the only three arts organizations in the US who provides an English as a Second Language program. Dance Magazine recognized the Latin Ballet of Virginia as the only dance company in the US who celebrates the unique annual holiday festive folkloric ballet of The Legend of the Poinsettia.

The Latin Ballet mission and purpose of the professional company and school is also unique in that there are not more than three similar Hispanic Theatrical dance companies in the US. There are two dance companies with similar missions in New York, however they are mainly modern dance companies that emphasize Hispanic culture. The Latin Ballet company is the only dance company in the United States chosen to reproduce and promote the work of Antonio Gades. LBV Company is one of the few companies in Virginia, whose dancers are remunerated for their services.

By reaching minority and underserved families LBV promotes the arts in communities that otherwise have little to no exposure of the performing arts. We provide performances and events that make the arts more accessible to low-income populations and performing arts newcomers who would otherwise remain isolated and unaware of the arts and the great impact it has on our lives. LBV provides unique services no one else offers for families new to the United States, as well as providing dedicated programming to support the cause of  diversity, history and culture through the performing arts.

Board Chair Statement

I have been involved with the Latin Ballet since its founding. My family came to the Latin Ballet to learn Spanish and stayed because we learned so much more. In the Latin Ballet, we found a wonderful diverse community that afforded my children an opportunity to broaden their world view, gain an appreciation for other cultures and heritages, and discover hidden passions (dance for my daughter and Latin percussion for my son, which both now pursue professionally.) They grew as individuals, gained confidence, forged new friendships and acquired a love for the arts. We all saw how dance and music can make a difference in people's lives, regardless of their age and background. 

One of the most touching memories for us all is of a young lady who has autism. She took a flamenco class and embraced it with such passion. Sometimes she would follow along and other times she would spin and spin with her skirt in the air. Her family noted how happy she was when she was dancing in class. It was truly beautiful to watch how her enthusiasm infected the others in class, how they learned to interact with this child who was only mildly communicative, how they respected her as just another classmate, and how she opened up to them over time. 

The Latin Ballet's educational programs teach so many wonderful lessons - on tolerance, self-confidence, discipline, and focus. I have seen first- hand the difference it has made in children for whom English is not their first language, in students with learning disabilities, and how it has engaged and stimulated curiosity in children previously having limited exposure to the arts. Over the years, I have volunteered in many capacities and I have continued to support the Latin Ballet because I believe it is a unique educational program that affords benefits many similar programs do not. The Latin Ballet was conceived from the Artistic Director’s, Ana Ines King, love and compassion for children and all of the programs are infused with that same love.

Administratively, the Latin Ballet has been transitioning from a working Board into a governing Board and in the past two years we have made big steps in this direction. As our programs have expanded, we have broadened our mission to serve large segments of the population and recently revised our mission statement to better reflect this focus. We have restructured our Board and, having identified a need for certain expertise, have been growing the Board with this in mind. Since our last annual Board retreat, we have seen a renewed commitment from the Board which is reflected in our very proactive committees and even higher attendance at Board meetings. Additionally, the Latin Ballet has strengthened its funding by reconnecting with past funders, successfully identifying new ones and is begin the development of a solid individual donor plan. We believe these focused efforts will help guarantee a sustainable program for years to come.

 

Areas of Service
Areas Served
Area
Metro Richmond
Richmond, City
Chesterfield County
Hanover County
Henrico County
Statewide
Greater Richmond
 
Virginia:
Arlington
Bristol
Charles City
Chesterfield
Colonial Heights
Fairfax
Floyd
Fluvanna
Goochland
Hampton
Hanover
Harrisongburg
Henrico
Hopewell
King William
Louisa
Lynchburg
New Kent
Newport News
Norfolk
Petersburg
Powhatan
Radford
Richmond
Roanoke
Shenandoah
Staunton
Suffolk
Sussex
Virginia Beach
Washington
Waynesboro
Williamsburg
Winchester
Wise 
 
 
 
Board Chair
Board Chair Vidal Torres
Company Affiliation Genworth Financial
Term May 2016 to May 2018
Email info@latinballet.com
Board of Directors
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Beth Astruc Community Volunteer
J. Larkin Brown Executive Sales Professional
Carlos Carillo Altria
Sharon Feldman University of Richmond
Solomon Plater Philip Morris USA
Janet Santana Philip Morris USA
Raphael Seligmann Seligmann Consulting, Inc.
Vidal Torres Genworth Financial
J. Latané Ware James River Semiconductor
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 5
Hispanic/Latino 2
Native American/American Indian 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 3
Female 5
Governance
Board Term Lengths 5
Board Term Limits 3
Board Meeting Attendance % 80
Written Board Selection Criteria? No
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? No
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 60
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 10
Standing Committees
Special Events (Golf Tournament, Walk / Run, Silent Auction, Dinner / Gala)
Finance
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Marketing
Other Boards
The tables below contain information about other groups that advise this nonprofit on operations and projects.
Executive Director
Executive Director Mrs Ana Ines King
Experience

Ana Ines King (AIK), holds a B.F.A. in Dance and Choreography from the Instituto de Bellas Artes of Colombia, SA. Mrs. King has over twenty years of experience teaching, directing and performing in South America and the US. In Colombia, SA, she founded and was Artistic Director of the Santander Ballet from 1985 to 1995. AIK was a faculty member at Virginia Commonwealth University department of Dance and Choreography and at the Center for the Arts of Henrico, for seven years. She currently coordinates and directs the Latin Ballet collaboration with Richmond Center Stage educational programs. In addition of directing the professional company, she teaches Flamenco, Latin American dances and Latin Jazz for the Latin Ballet schools.  AIK has received many awards for her contributions to the arts, including: "Best National Choreographer" for "One Hundred Years of Solitude" in Colombia, SA. Her choreography of “Annie" for Televisa, Mexico was awarded Best Children's Film of the Year. "Hispanic Woman of the Year 2002" for services to the community, by AT&T Broadband & CNN in Virginia.  She received the Jane Baskerville Award for the best community education program for World Languages in Chesterfield County Public Schools in Virginia in 2004. Best Artists in Residency for Multicultural programs, in Cabarrus County, North Carolina by the North Carolina Arts Council in 2005. Style Magazine named her as one of the “25 most influential artists in Arts and Culture” in Virginia 2007 & 2008. She received the 14th Annual Theresa Pollak Prize for Excellence in the Arts 2011. Richmond Woman Magazine described Ana Ines King as “Coffee, Flowers and Ana, Colombia’s Finest Exports”in 2005. Dance Teacher Magazine spotlighted the Latin Ballet as one of the only three organizations who teach ESL through Dance in the US. Southern Living Magazine’s Dec. 07 recognized AIK as an “Ambassador of Dance and Culture”. 

Senior Staff
NameTitle
Ms. Claudia Ramirez Director of Operations
Staff
Full Time Staff 3
Part Time Staff 42
Volunteers 10
Contractors 5
Retention Rate 100
Plans
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Under Development
Organization has a Strategic Plan? Yes
Years Strategic Plan Considers 5
Date Strategic Plan Adopted Sept 2009
Management Succession Plan? Under Development
Organization Policy and Procedures Under Development
Nondiscrimination Policy Under Development
Whistleblower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy No
Collaborations

 

Collaboration is integral part of Latin Ballet’s mission in supporting the community as well as the Commonwealth. LBV collaborates with  Richmond Center Stage Educational programs and events. Theater IV/Barksdale Theatre and Richmond Symphony through choreography for their Hispanic productions. The Cultural Arts Center at GA, for festivals that highlight the Hispanic culture.  VA Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, cultural events. Mercy House New Life for Youth, offering workshops of Dance Therapy and performing at their special events.  MINDS WIDE OPEN: Virginia Celebrates Children & the Arts with our productions and edu. programs. Representatives of the main office of each local County or City Public Schools, to promote and preserve arts education.  Virginia Commonwealth University, University of Richmond, Radford and Longwood University, providing special workshops and presentations tailored to dance students. Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, The Science Museum of Richmond, Maymont and Children Museum of Richmond for presentations at their festivals and events. Richmond Chamber of Commerce as I.E. conference speaker promoting the arts and culture in Richmond.

 

Awards
Awards
Award/RecognitionOrganizationYear
Jane J. Baskerville AwardChesterfield County Schools2004
"20 Richmonders We Love"Richmond Magazine2005
"25 most influential artists in Arts and Culture"Style Magazine2007
"25 most influential artists in Arts and Culture"Style Magazine2008
Theresa Polack for Excellence in the ArtsRichmond Magazine2011
Arts & Culture 2010Richmond Historic Region2010
Programs
Description
Spanish Language through Dance: a bilingual program emphasizing the language, identity, history and culture of Spanish-speaking countries.      
Dance as Therapy: for children with Attention Deficit disorder, learning disabilities, high-functioning autism and mild cerebral palsy.                      English as a second Language through Dance: helps individuals new to the US to improve their communication skills.                          
EveryBody Reads! a curricular supplement to the above programs.         Amor Para Mi (Love for Me): a scholarship program for students and families with special and financial needs emphasizing self love/confidence.  Youth Philanthropy: youth leadership development where students paired with instructors to provide input into a course syllabus and assist in teaching a class of his or her peers.
Jardin VERDE: to promote love and respect to our planet, improving recycling, reusing and rain garden projects.
Budget $120,000.00
Long Term Success

Our anticipated results are based on ten years of experience delivering the Be Proud of Yourself program. Our programs stimulate imagination, memory, and creativity while building confidence, self-respect and self-love through artistic expression by 60%. The students’ physical capabilities, social skills, and problem-solving skills are all increased 55%. Our programs build bridges between diverse communities by teaching participants to respect and value each individual despite differences in culture and tradition by 100%. The students’ academic competence, multi-cultural awareness, and appreciation of the arts are enhanced by 60%. Our Amor Para Mi and English as a Second Language programs help transplanted families make the transition from their home origin and tradition to a new environment by 50%.  Jardin VERDE, raises awareness of environmental and global heritage by 60%.The Dance as Therapy component has reported 35% to 40% improvement in overall academic grades. 

Description

From the passionate fury of flamenco to tango’s forbidden heat, the polished elegance of classical ballet to the earthen power of modern dance, the Latin Ballet of Virginia uses the expressive beauty of movement to weave the tales and traditions that are the heart and soul of Hispanic culture. The Latin Ballet combines technical excellence with a soulful depth of emotion and an unwavering commitment to education, diversity and accessibility.

All services are appropriate and/or adaptable for a variety of audiences. Touring assistant is of extreme importance to the Latin Ballet of Virginia because it makes it possible for us to take our educational services and our performances to underserved and diverse audiences who otherwise would not have access to our multicultural productions and workshops.

Budget $70,000.00
CEO/ED/Board Comments

 

The main challenge for the Latin Ballet is affording the rental costs, paying $91,000 per year. With the economic decline, we have maintained the same amount of students, however a major shift occurred where more students needed a scholarship in order to continue studying with LBV, and we received significantly less income in the form of class fees. In 2009, LBV was forced to close one of the Chesterfield studios, and reduced space at the Glen Allen location, previously renting 3 studios, 5 days a week, to 3 studios 2 days a week, and 2 studios 2 days a week. LBV has only one office in Chesterfield and the main company rehearsals are held in the Chesterfield location. We also lack administrative support. While we place a premium on internal organization and communication, the fact remains that the LBV Artistic Director and the LBV Director of Operations do the work of 4-6 employees in a larger organization. We are overwhelmed with the excessive work but our passion for what we are doing helps us get going and maintain our mission alive. We believe that closing the Chesterfield location in June 12, and opening at Richmond Center Stage and continuing our programs as for the last 12 years at the Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, will help us to save in rental fees and easy our every day work. We are currently applying for grants that can support our programs at both Centers so we will be able to serve more members of our community that other wise would not have access to the arts.

Fiscal Year
Projected Revenue $316,500.00
Projected Expenses $314,000.00
Spending Policy N/A
Form 990s
IRS Letter of Exemption
Detailed Financials
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201620152014
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$20,000$18,000$103,778
Government Contributions$16,975$20,635$10,935
Federal------
State----$10,935
Local------
Unspecified$16,975$20,635--
Individual Contributions$33,240$6,385$107,104
------
$164,712$135,690$45,822
Investment Income, Net of Losses------
Membership Dues------
Special Events--$2,243($700)
Revenue In-Kind--$10,000--
Other$11,168$647$1,212
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense$173,036$166,857$216,524
Administration Expense$41,716$53,823$67,574
Fundraising Expense$0----
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.150.880.94
Program Expense/Total Expenses81%76%76%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$58,779$56,497$94,660
Current Assets$28,425$16,025$37,406
Long-Term Liabilities$20,690$0--
Current Liabilities$0$49,751$49,751
Total Net Assets$38,089$6,746$44,909
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities--0.320.75
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets35%0%0%
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? No
State Charitable Solicitaions Permit
Solicitations Permit
Solicitations Permit 10/2016View
Comments
Organization Comments
An audit was not performed due to budgetary restraints. Virginia Commission for the Arts has raised the operating budget ceiling requirement for audits to $600,000.
Foundation Comments
  • Form 990 prepared by Wilken, LLC
  • Financial analysis performed with Form 990.  Supplemental information provided by the internal financial statements.