1. Is the high turnover a problem for Ballet Philippines, or can it be considered a “fact of life” that the institution will just have to live with? Depending on your answer develop strategies in order to (a) reduce turnover, or (b) ensure that the institution will still have consistent performance even in the face of high turnover.
Ballet Philippines has definitely high turnover problem because of lack of promotions, incentives and rewards to artists that normally lead to dancers being hired by foreign dance companies that offer high compensation while others have moved out to start their own dance schools or become private dance instructors. And accordingly as what insiders lament, since the Philippines has yet to appreciate the art of dance as highly as other countries, there is scarce or lack of funding and support for providing higher compensation. Reducing turnover: a. Increase ticket sales.
This can be done through advertisements, social media (personal interaction and networking) and going to different High Schools, Colleges and Universities to promote ballet shows. b. Increase number of shows to promote ballet dance as part of the culture of the Philippines thereby increasing income for the company and for the ballet dancers. c. Increase number of sponsors to support ballet shows. Consistent artistic performance: a. Increased sponsors may provide for capacity to provide well compensation to ballet dancers. b. Government assistance may probably be asked to support its performances. c.
Adequate funds will support the ballet dancers with their artistic performances. 2. Is it possible to transform Ballet Philippines into a financially sustainable organization? Along with your strategies above, develop a strategic plan that may pave the way towards making this a reality. I believe that Ballet Philippines can still be turned into a financially sustainable organization given the focus and appropriate attention encouraging young children to join ballet performances. And this should be opened, not only to elite individuals but to young poor children who have talents in ballet dancing.
Scholarship should be opened to poor children who are deserving to be given assistance to develop their talents. Continuous search for sponsors should be done to gather sufficient funds for ballet performances and dancers. Plans for ticket sales: Tap schools, private, government and non-government agencies. Shows: Increase number of shows by tapping private, government and non-government agencies. Foreign funding can be tapped as well by coordinating with other countries supporting ballet performances. Sponsors: Personal interaction, networking can be done to get assistance to support ballet performances.