Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

Houston Ballet

An internationally acclaimed ballet company

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four stars

94.19

601 Preston Street Houston, TX 77002
tel: (713) 523-6300   Web Site
EIN: 74-1394920

Board Leadership
Allison Thacker
Chairman

CEO
James D. Nelson
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 94.19 four stars
  Financial 95.70 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1969, Houston Ballet is an internationally acclaimed ballet company which is now America's fifth largest. The company is comprised of 61 dancers and has toured extensively to critical praise in Europe, the United Kingdom, Asia, Canada, and in cities throughout the United States. The company's home is the magnificent Wortham Theater Center, a state-of-the-art facility in which the company currently performs over 81 performances seven months out of the year. In February of 2011, Houston Ballet moved into its new Center for Dance located at 601 Preston and connected to The Wortham Theater Center by skybridge. This state-of-the-art facility is the largest center dedicated solely to dance in the U.S. Houston Ballet Academy has an enrollment of 691 students, between the ages of 3 through 60, and more than half of the professional company's dancers have come from the ranks of the academy.

Founded in 1969, Houston Ballet is an internationally acclaimed ballet company which is now America's fifth largest. The company is comprised of 61 dancers and has toured extensively to critical praise in Europe, the United Kingdom, Asia, Canada, and in cities throughout the United States. The company's home is the magnificent Wortham Theater Center, a state-of-the-art facility in which the company currently performs over 81 performances seven months out of the year. In February of 2011, Houston Ballet moved into its new Center for Dance located at 601 Preston and connected to The Wortham Theater Center by skybridge. This state-of-the-art facility is the largest center dedicated solely to dance in the U.S. Houston Ballet Academy has an enrollment of 691 students, between the ages of 3 through 60, and more than half of the professional company's dancers have come from the ranks of the academy.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
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Total in 2017
Total number of paid seats filled for performances
147,357
Total number of performances
106
Number of participants engaged in programs
371,701
Number of volunteers
1,000
Number of overall donors
3,712
Number of students enrolled
1,109
Number of unique website visitors
581,475
This impact information is current as of July 2019, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

four stars

95.70

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 07/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
84.6%
  Administrative Expenses 8.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.14
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.05
  Program Expenses Growth 6.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 5.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Houston Ballet on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Houston Ballet on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $7,292,890
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $773,968
   Fundraising Events $1,398,646
   Related Organizations $5,024,711
   Government Grants $1,038,634
Total Contributions $15,528,849
   Program Service Revenue $11,607,018
Total Primary Revenue $27,135,867
   Other Revenue $9,769,657
TOTAL REVENUE $36,905,524
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $28,118,235
   Administrative Expenses $2,751,993
   Fundraising Expenses $2,507,624
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $33,377,852
   
Payments to Affiliates $18,013
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $3,527,672
   
Net Assets $134,725,048

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$280,000 0.83% James D. Nelson Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$398,533 1.19% Stanton Welch Artistic Director

Mission

Founded in 1969, Houston Ballet is an internationally acclaimed ballet company which is now America's fifth largest. The company is comprised of 61 dancers and has toured extensively to critical praise in Europe, the United Kingdom, Asia, Canada, and in cities throughout the United States. The company's home is the magnificent Wortham Theater Center, a state-of-the-art facility in which the company currently performs over 81 performances seven months out of the year. In February of 2011, Houston Ballet moved into its new Center for Dance located at 601 Preston and connected to The Wortham Theater Center by skybridge. This state-of-the-art facility is the largest center dedicated solely to dance in the U.S. Houston Ballet Academy has an enrollment of 691 students, between the ages of 3 through 60, and more than half of the professional company's dancers have come from the ranks of the academy.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Houston Ballet (TX) 94.19 four stars
Charlotte Ballet (NC) 94.47 four stars
Richmond Ballet, The State Ballet of Virginia (VA) 89.08 three stars
American Ballet Theatre (NY) 87.98 three stars
American Dance Festival (NC) 86.80 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Houston Ballet
601 Preston Street
Houston, TX 77002
tel: (713) 523-6300
fax: (713) 523-4038
EIN: 74-1394920

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Board Leadership

Allison Thacker
Chairman

CEO

James D. Nelson
Executive Director