I am looking for sponsors to help fund my training. I have completed my auditions for summer programs for the year. I was accepted to many exceptional summer programs, including the Joffrey Ballet Academy, the official school of the Joffrey Ballet in Chicago, Houston Ballet, Pittsburg Ballet Theatre, and am still waiting to hear from the San Francisco Ballet. I am currently trying to make the best decision for my training. I am leaning toward Joffrey. I hope to audition for their studio company and trainee program next year and this summer would get me one step closer. Although all donations are greatly appriciated, I am wondering if there are any of you who have connections to companies, organizations, or foundations that sponsor promising students in the arts.
This is my life's dream, and the more I immerse myself into it, the more I understand that no one can do this alone. It takes people who support and believe in you to achieve the goals. My family's support is amazing, and I wouldn't change it for the world. They sacrifice daily to make sure that I get the best training, get to class, and have all the shoes (pointe shoes are really expensive) needed for the job. I couldn't do it without them. But it's time for me to help out some.
I would love to babysit if you need someone on Saturday night, Wednesday night, some Fridays and some Sundays as those are my only times off (I usually have rehearsal until 5 on Saturday and some Fridays and Sunday evenings). I would also love to visit preschools or elementary schools in costumes to read to students or give small demonstrations of the art of ballet. This past Christmas, I read the story of the Nutcracker to the first graders and kindergateners of The Woodlands Methodist School. I wore my red peppermint costume.
All funds raised on this site go towards my summer 2014 training and anything over and above will help with travel expenses and shoe costs.
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