Thrilled to have successfully completed my first year at the Bolshoi Ballet Academy! I have been invited back to continue my training, and would like to reach out to you to ask for your support. This past year would not have been possible without the generosity of many, and I hope you will consider donating today so that I can continue to pursue my passion in Russia!
This is a video of a piece that I choreographed for my acting exam in spring 2014. Although it was unusual for a student to choreograph a piece for an exam, my teacher supported me. Please be sure to read the description under the video! https://vimeo.com/96941550
Just passed the $2,000 mark! Thank you so much to everyone who has helped me get this far!
I wanted to share this lovely message from an anonymous donor who has supported me in many ways. I truly appreciate the encouragement I've received from so many people to pursue my passion! Thank you!!
"Maire is quite an inspiration to the young girls she mentors. Not only in the ballet world, but Highland and homeschool communities. Her grace and kindness are exceptional characteristics, we wish her the best as she pursues life to the fullest!"
This is a photo of me dancing in front of St. Basil's Cathedral. The church was bulit between 1555 and 1561, and is a stunning jewel inside Moscow's Red Square. Just like St. Basil's, it will takes years of hard work and determination for my dream to come to fruition, but with the help of people like you, I know I can achieve it!
Thank you so much to everyone who has donated to my dream. I hope you will strongly consider sharing my story with your friends and family. Every donation, no matter how small, is greatly appreciated and does make a difference!
Dear Friends, My name is Máire New and I am a 17 year old ballerina from Juneau, Alaska. In summer 2013 I was given the opportunity to study for six weeks at the Bolshoi Ballet Academy in Moscow, Russia, as part of the NSLI-Y program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State. After I returned home from the program I received an email informing me that I had been selected to train at the academy for the coming year! With the support of many, I successfully completed my first year in Moscow, and have been invited back to continue my training.
When I started ballet at the age of 12, I never dreamed that I would be given the opportunity to dance at one of the most prestigious ballet academies in the entire world.This is a huge honor and an absolute dream come true for me!
In order to pursue my passion for dance, I need your support. The tuition alone is $2,641.60 per month, and although my parents completely support me, the money is quite an obstacle. I am reaching out to you to ask for your help so that I can continue to discover, improve, and grow as a dancer and person! I will be grateful for any donation you can make, no matter how great or small.
Knowing that there are people who are pulling for me when I'm training overseas away from family means more than you could ever imagine. If you are unable to donate, but would still like to send me some encouragement, please don't hesitate to contact me on Facebook or by email! You can reach me at email@example.com.
Thank you for taking the time to read my story. I will never forget the amazing people who have helped me to get where I am today, and I hope you will strongly consider making a donation to help me achieve my dream.
большое спасибо! Many thanks! Love, Máire
P.S. For anyone who prefers to donate via PayPal, my email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. Heartfelt thanks for your support!!
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