5462 NW 19th Street
, FL 33313
Web Address: http://www.jubileedancetheatre.org
Luctricia (Lu) Welters, Artistic Director/Founder
Jubilee Dance Theatre’s mission is to provide cultural enrichment to the community through the arts. JDT’s objective is to encourage and educate its audience while paving the way for individuals from all financial backgrounds to enjoy the art of dance.
JDT has found a way to link the arts through education and culture in order to open doors of self-expression and potential for others. This has been achieved through the following:
Providing affordable community classes for children and adults.
Community Outreach Program providing Mentoring/Apprentice opportunities for aspiring high school juniors and seniors who desire to pursue a professional career in dance.
“Diversity in the Mix”-Dance Festival, with a universal community of artist, instructors and choreographers from ABT (American Ballet Theatre), Alvin Ailey, Complexions Dance Company, Bailes Ferrer, Pfuzion, and Walt Disney World to name a few.
Lecture demonstrations and partnerships with local schools and agencies. (E.g. Student choreography projects with Dillard Center for the Arts and Parkway Middle School.)
JDT has appeared several times of the NBC 6 South Florida Today Show. And has received the “Spirit South Florida” recognition from NBC6.
JDT was proudly presented with the unveiling of the “Alvin Ailey” American Choreographers 37-cent commemorative postage stamp from the Fort Lauderdale Postmaster General during their first year anniversary celebration.
Performances include: “Out Of the Box”, “No Boundaries”, and “Louder Than Words” (Sunrise Civic Center’s Dance Series). The African-American Research Library and Cultural Center’s (AARLCC) first anniversary celebrations; The Martin Luther King Celebration (Coral Springs Center for the Arts); the 2nd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Award Gala Celebration and the Martin Luther King “Sounds of Freedom” (The Broward Center for the Performing Arts); Haitian’s Bicentennial Award Gala; Black Music Month Gospel Presentation; Hollywood Academy for the Arts, Grand Opening and annual celebration; American Express- ArtsXpress Concert Series.
Internationally concert performance currently include: Madrid and Barcelona, Spain, “A Cotton Club Review”. (As a part of JDT’s mentoring program, several aspiring high school seniors were selected to join the tour.)
Literacy Outreach Program: “Sees Through their Eyes”, a dance and drama adaptation based on Zora Neale Hurston’s acclaimed novel, “Their Eyes Were Watching God”.
The Black Bikers Association Annual Conference in Port St. Lucie presented by Harley-Davidson.
Ms. Welters is the recipient of the 2007 JM Family Enterprises, African-American Achievers Award and received the 2006 Arts Recognition Award from the Florida Department of State Division of Cultural Affairs. Jubilee Dance Theatre is setting a new standard of dance by creating an outlet for artistic expression providing opportunities for members of the community to experience “the magic” that is theatre.
“Art is like a game without rules, nothing is certain and yet, everything is possible.” – L.W.