Initially launched in October 2019, the public phase of the Northwest Florida Ballet's Académie Academic Classroom Capital Campaign was put on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
However, just before the hiatus, NFB recognized the collective generosity of its lead donors' $200,000 in-kind commitments by dedicating the second floor of the building to Susan Myers, Clark West and Elliott Mitchell. Now, it's time to begin again with its efforts to raise $500,000 to continue growing and serving the community through the NFB Académie.
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As part of this collaborative effort with the Okaloosa County School District (OCSD), NFB provides space for all academic classes for elementary students on the second floor of the Miramar Place building. The middle school academic classrooms and the art, music, and French classrooms are housed across the street in NFB’s main building, the Sybil Smith Lebhertz Center for Dance Education.
In 2018, the Miramar Place building was unexpectedly put on the market for sale, and the academic classroom space was in jeopardy of being lost. However, building owner Susan Myers and financiers Clark West and Elliott Mitchell stepped in to help with lead gifts.