Pointe Ana To Pittsburgh!

My mom enrolled me in ballet and tap when I was 4 so I would have a place to use up some of my extra energy-haha!  After that year, I told my mom that I ONLY wanted to do ballet… I thought tap was too loud and I wanted to be a ballerina.  My parents took me seriously and decided that if I wanted to be a ballerina they may as well start my training at a professional ballet school.  The next year they enrolled me in classes at Texas Ballet Theater School in Fort Worth, where I am happy to say I am currently in my 10th year as a student.   I absolutely cannot imagine my life without ballet.  The dancing, the music, the discipline, the teachers, the friendships, the thrill of being on stage… It’s all a part of what makes me who I am. I have attended Summer Dance Intensives at TCU through our own school for the past 3 summers.  This year my teachers encouraged me to reach out of my comfort zone and audition for summer dance intensives outside of my home studio.   I am excited to say that I have been accepted to train for 5 weeks at Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre this summer! Summer Ballet Intensive Programs are extremely expensive.  I was awarded a partial tuition scholarship, which will help, but I still need to come up with quite a bit of money in order to cover the rest of my tuition, room and board and flights.  My mom and Dad have already paid $1,000 to cover all of my deposits and  I am babysitting every chance I get when I’m not dancing to help raise some of the money.  I would love it if any of you would like to help fund my ballet dreams with a donation! I am grateful for any amount you are able to contribute. To show my appreciation, for any donation over $100 I will gladly send you one of my original paintings.  Thank you so much for helping me achieve my dreams! -Ana   “Let them praise His name with dancing.” Psalm 149:3


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    • $100 
    • 34 mos
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    • $25 
    • 35 mos
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    • $20 
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    • $50 
    • 35 mos
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    • $100 
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Organizer and beneficiary

Ana Smith 
Fort Worth, TX
Shannon Smith 
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