Indian River Gardens

Indian River Gardens, an Artist’s Retreat opened summer of 2016. Ballet Florida’s Northern location in Fort Pierce, Florida features our History House and Log Cabin Lodge. An inclusive atmosphere dedicated to opening the minds and bodies of our youth. Offering  inspiring dance, free performances, engaging talks, exhibits, tours, dance classes, events, outreach programs, and summer intensives. History House includes dance memorabilia such as books, videos, programs, costume designs, pictures, text and other historical artifacts. Our Log Cabin Lodge allows us to house guest artists and students dedicated to dance. Our inclusive atmosphere and commitment to engagement offers a unique environment that encourages interaction among artists and students alike.

Residency Artists:

  • Dennis Wayne, Dancer, Residency January 2016 – October 2017
  • Marie Rosilme, Singer/Song Writer, Residency June 2017 – November 2018
  • Alison Flecke, Writer, Residency July 20-18 – December 2018
  • Mishka Michaela Bozkuva, Painter, Residency November 2018 – June 2019
  • Courtney Colón and Mindy Rawlinson, Performance Artists/ Dancers, June 2019- July 2019
  • Guy Beaumont Palmer, Choreographer, July 2019 – August 2019

Outreach Events:

  • Ballet Florida BBQ Lecture and Introduction to Dance (2017)
  • Free Performance of Artist in Residence Courtney Colón and Mindy Rawlinson (July 14, 2019)
  • John Prinz Lecture on Dance (April 2019)
  • Housed Two Bahamian Families for relief from Hurricane Dorian (September 2019)
  • Free Performance of Artist in Residence Guy Beaumont Palmer (October 2019)
  • John Prinz Lecture on Dance Return Engagement (November 14, 2019)
  • Charles Arthur Bane III Live Painting and Lecture (December 2019)

Accepting Applications for Residency in all art forms