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ROXEY BALLET COMPANY NOMINATED IN SIXTH ANNUAL JERSEYARTS.COM PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS


Roxey Ballet Company Nominated for Favorite Dance Company

BURLINGTON, NJ (December 11, 2013) – Roxey Ballet is pleased to announce its nomination for favorite dance company in the Sixth Annual JerseyArts.com People’s Choice Awards. Roxey Ballet is among eight arts districts and 71 organizations nominated for the yearly awards program ran by Discover Jersey Arts to honor the work of New Jersey’s vital, vibrant and diverse arts organizations. Discover Jersey Arts is a cosponsored project of the ArtPride New Jersey Foundation and New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State dedicated to increasing the awareness of and participation in the arts in N.J.

“Our nomination for Roxey Ballet Company is incredibly humbling,” said Mark Roxey, Artistic Director and Founder of Roxey Ballet. “We’re proud to be a part of such a strong arts community in N.J., one in which we support each other and work to help one another thrive. We hope our wonderful community of patrons will also support us by voting in this year’s Awards.”

Nominees for the People’s Choice Awards were nominated by their peers through the Jersey Arts Marketers network, which is made up of hundreds of nonprofit arts groups across the state.

“The nominees should be very proud of the work they’re doing to establish N.J. as a destination for arts and culture,” said Jim Atkinson, ArtPride New Jersey Foundation’s Director of Programs and Services.

Ballots are prepped for arts lovers across the state to vote for their favorite N.J. arts organizations in 14 categories. From favorite performing arts center to favorite dance company, favorite art gallery to favorite downtown arts district, it’s the public’s turn to decide who’s who among the Garden State’s cultural community.

Public voting begins December 11, 2013 and runs through January 22, 2014. Winners will be announced in early February and will be honored at the New Jersey Conference on Tourism, held each year at the Golden Nugget in Atlantic City.

For a full list of nominees and categories, please visit www.JerseyArts.com/peopleschoice.

About Roxey Ballet Company

The Roxey Ballet is a world class contemporary ballet company and draws audiences from Hunterdon County, NJ, Mercer County, NJ, Somerset County, NJ as well as Bucks County, PA. The company is a non-profit organization and was incorporated in 1995 along with its affiliated dance school, The Mill Ballet School . Its mission is to deliver artistic and cultural excellence through professional dance performances, residencies, educational programs, workshops and master classes. The company is accessible to artists and patrons with disabilities. The Roxey Ballet is supported in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts; The Wachovia Foundation, The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey, The Bunbury Company, The Hunterdon County Cultural and Heritage Commission and The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, in addition to individual donors. For more information, visit www.roxeyballet.org. About JerseyArts.com and Discovery Jersey Arts

JerseyArts.com is the official website of Discover Jersey Arts, a cosponsored project of the ArtPride New Jersey Foundation and New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State dedicated to increasing the awareness of and participation in the arts in New Jersey. The site features a comprehensive cultural events calendar and arts directory; feature stories on Culture Vultures Arts Weekly and the Jersey Arts Podcast; details on Jersey Arts Membership, including discounts and exclusive member events; an online gallery of New Jersey artists; and other content about the state’s cultural community.

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