Brooklyn Ballet’s incredible results and progress would simply not be possible without the enthusiastic and generous support of people and businesses in our community. Over 1,000 children annually are introduced to classical ballet through our “Elevate” in-school dance program, and so far nine “Elevate” graduates have received scholarships to Summer Intensives at prestigious dance institutions such as The Joffrey, American Ballet Theater, Manhattan Youth Ballet, Ballet Hispánico, and Bolshoi’s Summer Academy. Now, with our new studio in The Schermerhorn, we're able to give Brooklyn’s children a ‘dance home’ in their own community where they can receive the conservatory-level training fundamental for a professional career in dance.
“It makes me feel like I can do anything when I’m up there.” – John Michael, student of Brooklyn Ballet School
“The thing I really love about dancing with Brooklyn Ballet is that it’s really calming—it calms me down when I get angry.” – Brianna, student of Brooklyn Ballet School
In 2009 we created a home for Brooklyn Ballet in a splendid new residential development called The Schermerhorn. The location is perfect—160 Schermerhorn Street, in a large storefront in downtown Brooklyn, readily accessible to students and audience members throughout Brooklyn. The space also boasts a 100-seat black box theater, making it possible for Brooklyn Ballet’s professional Company to continue creating and performing new repertory. With your support, we've built a ballet home for our community, our children and our audiences. But our work is not done. The school community depends on us to continue scholarship support for talented students, expand our pre-professional program, and provide in-school residencies for Brooklyn public school children who might otherwise lose their arts education to Department of Education budget cuts. Your support shows that the arts are vital to the life of our borough and that all Brooklyn children deserve equal access to them.
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If you are able to contribute a larger gift, one that could make a lasting difference in the lives of Brooklyn’s children, we would appreciate a chance to speak with you. Contact us at 718-246-0146.
This is a tremendous opportunity for Brooklyn Ballet, our borough and our city. Your increased support at this time makes a huge difference. Donate now and help Brooklyn Ballet keep its promises to our community.