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BALLET IN THE CITY STEWARDS

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Ballet in the City is looking to its future in 2021 and beyond. Its unique mission to cultivate ballet culture in your city and beyond is expanding into a new way for professionals and exceptional aspiring dancers to represent the organization in brand new ways.

What is Stewardship, by definition? Simply put, it Is nurturing relationships with organizational friends and supporters with the goal of strengthening the commitment that they have. Stewardship is critical to the success and sustainability of an organization.

What is a Ballet in the City Steward?

For Adult Ballet Enthusiasts & Professional Dancers:

Ballet in the City is seeking motivated ballet professionals and enthusiasts to commit to and work closely with the organization for a reciprocal relationship. Ballet in the City seeks to connect with committed, passionate adults to represent its mission in their cities and beyond.
  • Lead programming in your city to advance Ballet in the City’s mission, such as educational programming, collaborative photo shoots showcasing ballet in your city, and other initiatives

  • Potentially lead Ballet in the City Master Classes on Social Media channels and other online platforms

  • Represent and move Ballet in the City’s mission forward through organic representation on Social Media platforms and via word of mouth with colleagues and potential supporters

  • Fundraise for the organization

  • Work in a personal fashion with Ballet in the City Administration on projects, initiatives, and opportunities

  • Actively engage with members of the Ballet in the City community

For Ballet Students & Aspiring Professional Dancers:

Ballet in the City seeks to connect with exceptional, enthusiastic ballet students and aspiring dancers of all ages to participate in and advocate for its programming and strengthen its mission within their personal communities and beyond.
  • Actively participate in Ballet in the City programming and initiatives such as master classes, workshops, and other special events

  • Organically share and advocate for peers to participate in Ballet in the City master classes,  workshops, and other special events through word of mouth with fellow dancers and through authentic representation on Social Media channels

  • Fundraise for the organization

  • Work in a personal fashion with Ballet in the City Administration on projects, initiatives, and opportunities

  • Actively engage with members of the Ballet in the City community

To take the first step to becoming a Ballet in the City Steward, click here

For any questions regarding the new Ballet in the City Steward Program, please email stewards@balletinthecity.org
BALLET IN THE CITY SCHOLARSHIP

for African American Dancers

Marja Miller
2018 Recipient
The Ballet in the City Scholarship (formerly The Misty Copeland Scholarship) was established by Ballet in the City founder Jessica Wallis and Misty Copeland in2015. To honor Ms. Copeland, Ballet in the City annually awards this scholarship to provide opportunities for African American dancers in classical ballet.

To continue this legacy, Ballet in the City will award a $350 scholarship to an exceptional African American dancer. The 2020 recipient should be not only hardworking in the studio, but also demonstrate upstanding character. 

Please note, the Application for the 2020 Recipient is open from October 19- November 13. Recipient to be notified on November 30.

To apply to be the 2020 Ballet in the City Scholarship Recipient, click here.
Ashley Lewis
2019 Recipient
Thank you to Calvin Royal III, Soloist, American Ballet Theatre, and Ballet in the City Scholarship Ambassador!
Guys Dance Too

Making dance accessible for male dancers of all ages and abilities

Think of all the men who have powerfully impacted the world of dance: Edward Villella, Arthur Mitchell, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Jerome Robbins, and perhaps one of the greatest of all, George Balanchine. The list is endless.

Prioritizing programming for male dancers and namely making it accessible for male dancers to pursue their interest and passion is the reason behind Ballet in the City’s ‘Guys Dance Too’ program. Since 2014, Ballet in the City has provided opportunities for male dancers to study with teachers such as Amar Ramasar, principal, New York City Ballet, and Piotr Stanczyk, principal, National Ballet of Canada.

Beginning in 2018, any male dancer is eligible for a scholarship to attend a Ballet in the City presentation of a performance or master class (exceptions to some events apply). Simply email info@balletinthecity.org to reserve your ticket/ place in the class.

Stay tuned for more details about Ballet in the City’s Guys Dance Too program.
Former ABT Soloist Sascha Radetsky teaches male dancers in a Ballet in the City Master Class.