Fountain Valley, Calif., Sept. 7, 2016 – Festival Ballet Theatre (FBT), Orange County’s resident professional ballet company, will participate in the Festival of Children, a month-long celebration of childhood that showcases more than 80 children’s charities and presents more than 100 activities, workshops, and performances for children and families, all free of charge.

Young dancers from Southland Ballet Academy, who auditioned for children’s parts in FBT’s The Nutcracker, ages 9-15 will perform ballet and contemporary pieces at Carousel Court at South Coast Plaza on Saturday, September 10 at 1 p.m. and on Saturday, September 24 at 1 p.m. South Coast Plaza is located at 3333 Bristol Street, Costa Mesa.

Volunteers will staff an information booth for Festival Ballet Theatre & Southland Ballet Academy on weekends from noon to 4 p.m. during the Festival of Children at South Coast Plaza.

The complete Festival of Children Calendar can be viewed at For more information about Festival Ballet Theatre’s upcoming 2016-17 season and other events and programs, please visit


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What: Free public dance performances by young Festival Ballet Theatre dancers

When: Saturday, Sept. 10 at 1 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 24 at 1 p.m.

Where: Carousel Court at South Coast Plaza, 3333 Bristol Street, Costa Mesa

Free and open to the public

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About Festival Ballet Theatre (FBT)

Festival Ballet Theatre is a nonprofit organization founded in 1988 by Salwa Rizkalla. Its mission is to enrich Orange County’s artistic and economic vitality, to inspire love and appreciation for dance, and to invigorate ballet by:

  • Presenting a season of exhilarating classical and contemporary performances,
  • Providing a nurturing environment for dancers and choreographers,
  • Offering stimulating educational outreach programs.

Elizabeth Farmen

Festival Ballet Theatre
9527 Garfield Ave.
Fountain Valley, CA 92708
Phone: 714.962.5440