ACBA Receives Outstanding Arts Organization Award

“When the nomination came in for Anchorage Classical Ballet Academy, it was a unanimous decision across the board that ACBA should receive this award,” stated Bob Curtis Johnson, President of the Anchorage Cultural Council and member of the Anchorage Arts Advisory Commission. Anchorage Classical Ballet Academy was honored with the Mayor’s Awards for the Arts Outstanding Arts Organization 2010. Members of the community, students, families and friends of the Ballet attended the award ceremony at the Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center where dancers performed in celebration of the achievement. Isabella Sullivan performed “Cupid” variation from the ballet Don Quixote, and Cady Lynn O’Brien-Jenkins and Samuel Franklin performed People are Just People. Mayor Dan Sullivan presented the Award to Artistic Director, Michelangelo Canale. Anchorage Ballet was honored to receive the 2010 Mayor’s Arts award, which is usually awarded to larger organizations. Other Recipients include: Nancy Harbour, President of the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts, Champion of the Arts Award; Choreographer and Teacher, Alice Bassler Sullivan, Lorene Harrison Award; Music Instructor, Travis Harrington, Mirror Lake Middle School, Youth Arts Award; Bruce and Audrey Kelly, Kay Linton Volunteer in the Arts Award and Marciano Gonzales Individual Artist Award.