American Repertory Ballet Voted NJ’s Favorite Dance Company


Neil Burns
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American Repertory Ballet Voted NJ’s Favorite Dance Company

(Princeton/New Brunswick, N.J.) – American Repertory Ballet has been named “Favorite Dance Company” in the 2017 People’s Choice Awards. ARB also won this title in 2008, 2011, 2012, 2015 and 2016.

Presented by DiscoverJersey Arts, a program of the ArtPride New Jersey Foundation and New Jersey State Council on the Arts, the annual Awards highlight the work of New Jersey’s vital and diverse arts community. This year, nearly 18,000 arts lovers cast their ballots for their favorite local groups and downtowns.

“For the ninth year in a row, the people of New Jersey have told us loud and clear that the arts matter,” said Nick Paleologos, Executive Director of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. “In every corner of the state, from the smallest town to the biggest city, we rely on the work of these exceptional artists and arts organizations to make our communities vibrant, unique places to live, work and visit.”

American Repertory Ballet was one of 98 arts organizations and 11 downtown districts nominated in 16 categories, including favorite performing arts center, dance company, art gallery, choral group and more. Nominees were determined by their peers in the Jersey Arts Marketers network, made up of hundreds of arts groups from around the state.

“We are grateful to have been nominated once again this year and to win for a third year in a row,” says Artistic Director Douglas Martin. “We are thrilled to have so much support from the New Jersey arts community.”

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American Repertory Ballet’s mission is to bring the joy, beauty, artistry and discipline of classical and contemporary dance to New Jersey and beyond through artistic and educational programs, presented by a financially responsible organization.