October 12, 2007
The Maple Conservatory of Dance is pleased to announce that Charles Maple and Kathy Crade have been elected to the board of directors of the Golden State Dance Company, a California 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation founded by Fredericka Mohr.
The mission of the Golden State Dance Company is to provide young dancers with the exposure, training and performance opportunities to bridge the gap between student and professional dancers, while at the same time offering the Orange County community professional quality performances and the opportunity to learn about and gain a greater appreciation for the art of dance.
After so many years of successful and unforgettable productions and to continue with this mission, the Golden State Dance Company has established under its umbrella the Maple Youth Ballet. Mr. Maple has been named Artistic Director and Ms. Crade has been named Executive Director of this new non-profit organization. The Maple Conservatory of Dance has also been named the official school of the Maple Youth Ballet.
"Fredericka Mohr, the founder of the Golden State Dance Company, has trained so many beautiful dancers and produced so many wonderful ballets," said Mr. Maple. "We would like to take this opportunity to honor her and to thank her. There is a rich history here. It is our intent to carry on her legacy by continuing to create even more enchanting memories through the Maple Youth Ballet!