Rendering of Front Entrance: Harriett’s Orlando Ballet Centre
Harriett’s Orlando Ballet Centre is a new venue for the Orlando Ballet that will not only house the company and the Orlando Ballet School but will provide space for community events as well.
The unique name refers to philanthropist Harriett Lake who contributed $7.5 million to the facility in Loch Haven Cultural Park and adds a personal touch to the new home of the Orlando Ballet. Harriett Lake passed on July 10, 2019 at the age of 96. She was well known for her arts philanthropy and was said to support “more than 150 charities annually” as a “longtime champion of the performing arts, providing an unprecedented amount of support to Orlando Ballet.”
Rendering of Rear View: Harriett’s Orlando Ballet Centre
The renderings of the new center are by RSVP Rob Schaeffer Visualization and Planning.
Credits for its creation go to:
Architect: Robert Schaeffer, RSVP Design Studio
Builder/Contractor: Lamm & Company Partners
Interior Designer: Jennifer Dzenis, Wakefield Beasely & Associates
Patrons and Press Tour Harriett’s Orlando Ballet Centre
In mid-November the striking facility was unveiled to patrons and press.
Guests receiving a first look at Harriett’s Orlando Ballet Centre toured a facility that is over 37k square feet with 6 studios that can be further partitioned to create a 7th. A Great Hall is divided into two large rooms totaling over 7k square feet. Spaces available for event rentals include the Great Hall, lobby, rear patio, dance studios and conference room.
In a Studio at Harriett’s Orlando Ballet Centre
Well-suited for both the needs of Orlando Ballet and for community events, the facility also provides an impressive range of amenities including:
Company Dressing Rooms and Lounge
Orlando Ballet School
Locker rooms for students and faculty
Student Study Hall
Support for Orlando Ballet and their new home goes beyond the incredibly generous donations of Harriett Lake. News of Orlando Ballet’s impressive network of supporters can be found on their website.
Related Coverage can be found in DanceLand: Venues