While the performance season at Orlando Ballet is temporarily suspended, staff in the wardrobe department are still hard at work.
The team has been helping the Central Florida community by sewing much-needed non-medical, non-industrial-grade face coverings for local healthcare workers.
To lend a helping hand to Orlando Ballet to continue their efforts, Walt Disney World Resort recently donated more than 400 yards of fabric and 2,400 yards of elastic to Orlando Ballet to create more face coverings. With this donation of materials from Walt Disney World Resort, an estimated 3,000 face coverings can be crafted and then shared throughout the community. Orlando Ballet’s goal is to produce a total of 5,000 face coverings.
“When we heard that Orlando Ballet was almost out of needed materials to create more face coverings, we knew we needed to offer support in some way,” said Tajiana Ancora-Brown, director, Walt Disney World External Affairs. “We were so inspired by the important work they are doing for the community, and our costuming cast members quickly found excess fabric to repurpose in a way that would make a difference for many.”