Small Ballet Studio Destroyed in Paradise Fire
Northern California Ballet in Paradise, California lost their studio and storage unit in the devastating Camp Fire of Nov. 8, 2018. Most of the dancers, along with the director, also lost their homes and belongings. This year, our Nutcracker was going to be accompanied by live music provided by the Paradise Symphony Orchestra. Our town's performing arts center still stands, but the town lost electricity, water, roads, etc., and our studio was completely destroyed. Thirty years of costumes - poof. We are heartbroken. It was almost more devastating seeing pictures of the studio than seeing pictures of our leveled homes. We are really hoping that we can somehow pull together and perform a Nutcracker in January. We need lots of help getting back to classes, paying for a new studio space in a neighboring town, and planning for future performances. Your help is so greatly appreciated!+ Read More
Thank you for continuing to help. Our tech team moves into the theater tomorrow, and the dancers are in nightly rehearsals all week. Nutcracker next weekend!
NCB dancers go back to class today for the first time since the fire. The whole company is so appreciative of your gifts toward helping us get back together. Thank you! ♥️