SAN JOSE (AP) — A cash-strapped Silicon Valley ballet company has survived to dance another day.
The San Jose Mercury News reports that a San Jose-based ballet company made its Friday deadline to raise more than a half-million dollars. Donations ranging from $5 to more than $100,000 meant Ballet San Jose Silicon Valley came in over the 10-day fund-raising goal it needed to stay open.
The Silicon Valley arts scene has seen several dance and theater companies close in recent years despite the wealth of the tech industry.
Local symphony leader Andrew Bales says the difference this time was that San Jose’s ballet company refused to die quietly.
The ballet company says it will now seek $3 million in part to rebrand as Silicon Valley’s dance company.