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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

Louisville Ballet

Presenting an eclectic range of exciting work

72.83

315 East Main Street Louisville, KY 40202
tel: (502) 583-3150   Web Site
EIN: 61-6033779

Board Leadership
Ralph De Chabert
President

CEO
Nichole Gantshar
Executive Director

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  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 72.83
  Financial 66.61
  Accountability & Transparency 81.00
This rating was published 10/01/2021 and includes data from FY2020, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Louisville Ballet, the official ballet of the commonwealth of Kentucky, was founded in March 1952 as a civic ballet company. The Louisville Ballet named Bruce Simpson as the artistic director of the Company and the Louisville Ballet School in spring 2002. Under the direction of Mr. Simpson, the Louisville Ballet continues its philosophy of presenting an eclectic range of exciting work underscored by a foundation rooted in the classical repertoire. Through the dedication of its dancers, staff, school faculty and board of directors, the Company continues to enrich the community. Sharing the art form of dance with the citizens of Kentucky and Southern Indiana is a long-standing tradition of the Louisville Ballet. The Company's educational programs reach over 12,000 schoolchildren annually through student matinee performances and on-site lecture demonstrations.

Louisville Ballet, the official ballet of the commonwealth of Kentucky, was founded in March 1952 as a civic ballet company. The Louisville Ballet named Bruce Simpson as the artistic director of the Company and the Louisville Ballet School in spring 2002. Under the direction of Mr. Simpson, the Louisville Ballet continues its philosophy of presenting an eclectic range of exciting work underscored by a foundation rooted in the classical repertoire. Through the dedication of its dancers, staff, school faculty and board of directors, the Company continues to enrich the community. Sharing the art form of dance with the citizens of Kentucky and Southern Indiana is a long-standing tradition of the Louisville Ballet. The Company's educational programs reach over 12,000 schoolchildren annually through student matinee performances and on-site lecture demonstrations.

Financial

66.61

Accountability & Transparency

81.00

This rating was published 10/01/2021 and includes data from FY2020, 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)
81.9%
  Administrative Expenses 12.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) < 0.01
  Program Expenses Growth -5.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 116.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Louisville Ballet on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Louisville Ballet on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Louisville Ballet (KY) 72.83
Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation (NY) 88.83
Smuin Ballet (CA) 89.05
New York City Ballet (NY) 94.30
San Francisco Ballet (CA) 89.49

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,381,969
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $18,651
   Fundraising Events $38,600
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $65,407
Total Contributions $2,504,627
   Program Service Revenue $1,570,436
Total Primary Revenue $4,075,063
   Other Revenue $71,806
TOTAL REVENUE $4,146,869
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,574,744
   Administrative Expenses $636,535
   Fundraising Expenses $509,074
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,720,353
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-573,484
   
Net Assets $-316,582

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Performances $2,798,593 78.3%
Ballet School $776,151 21.7%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-05 10/01/2021 61.46
2019-05 10/01/2021 61.46
2018-05 07/01/2019 87.28
2017-05 07/01/2018 88.95
2016-05 05/01/2017 89.29
2015-05 06/01/2016 88.54
 
CN 2.0
2015-05 04/01/2016 84.58
2014-05 09/01/2015 81.13
2013-05 06/01/2014 87.27
2012-05 07/01/2013 89.02
2011-05 11/06/2012 89.60

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 61-6033779
Name in IRS Master File KENTUCKY DANCE COUNCIL INC
NTEE Code A62
NTEE Classification Dance
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (119) Other cultural or historical activities
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date May, 1953
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End May
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • May, 2018
  • May, 2017
  • May, 2016
  • May, 2015
  • May, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$124,119 2.62% Robert J. Curran Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Louisville Ballet (KY) 72.83
Jacob's Pillow Dance (MA) 92.22
American Dance Festival (NC) 85.65
Boston Ballet (MA) 86.44
Richmond Ballet, The State Ballet of Virginia (VA) 88.26

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Charity Contact Info

Louisville Ballet
315 East Main Street
Louisville, KY 40202
tel: (502) 583-3150
fax: (502) 583-0006
EIN: 61-6033779

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Board Leadership

Ralph De Chabert
President

CEO

Nichole Gantshar
Executive Director

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