An Alaskan's Leap to The Bolshoi Ballet

 
Raised: $2,355.00
Goal: $26,416.00
 
 
 

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Máire New

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Dear Friends, My name is Máire New and I am a 16 year old ballerina from Juneau, Alaska. This past summer I was given the opportunity to study for six weeks at the Bolshoi Ballet Academ... more

 
 
 
 
 
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Updated posted by Máire New 6 months ago

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!"

 
 
 

Updated posted by Máire New 7 months ago

So excited to have been featured this this article written by Amy Fletcher for the Juneau Empire! Thank you to everyone who has donated so far - every dollar counts and I truly appreciate your support so much!!
http://juneauempire.com/local/2013-09-12/local-teen-invited-train-bolshoi-academy-moscow#.UjVmqr-fd68

 
 
 

Updated posted by Máire New 7 months ago

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!

 

 
 

Created by Máire New on September 1, 2013

Dear Friends,
My name is Máire New and I am a 16 year old ballerina from Juneau, Alaska. This past summer 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 US 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!

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 mairenew@gmail.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
 
 
 
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$2,355 raised by 30 people in 7 months.

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Melinda Lamb

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Our family is wishing you the best on this amazing adventure. We are so grateful to have had your kindness come into our lives. Oscar and Finnegan have adored you and we will continue to watch as you do great things!

 

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Laura Fleming

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Katie Bausler

7 months ago

 
 

The Bausler's are thrilled for you!

 

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Daniel, Cathy, Kayleigh, Ariana New

7 months ago

 
 

Мы вас любим Maire!!! Удачи!

 

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Kris Fulton

7 months ago

 
 

Awesome--so very proud of you~

 

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Andrea Becker

7 months ago

 
 

May all your dreams continue to come true. Hope to see you on stage as a principal one day!

 

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Tamara Merrick

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You are an inspiration. I'm a born and raised Alaska Native and this is such a wonderful opportunity for you!!! You will soar!

 

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