Following my dream to Russia

My name is Ella Padilla and I’m 13 years old. My dream is to one day dance professionally.  Ballet is more than just my art form, it’s my passion. I have loved ballet since my very first day of dance class. I was the shy girl that enjoyed the quiet calm class where I could focus and listen. Ballet challenges me every day to believe and trust in myself.

I have trained strictly ballet now for a little over two years, and in that time have received excellent training and grown even more passionate about ballet. 


I’ve been invited to participate in the opportunity of a lifetime and I am beyond thrilled at the opportunity that is being given. 

I am honored that this summer I’ve been accepted to the prestigious Perm State Choreographic College in Russia to further my ballet studies. Perm will offer me a unique opportunity to study classical ballet at Russia's most elite academy.

I will be traveling with my coaches for two weeks in June and will be receiving training from the Perm Ballet instructors. I will be living in the dorms and take classes at a place that has produced some of the greatest ballet dancers. Most dancers only dream of opportunities like this. 

Sponsoring my dream….

The opportunity to go to Russia comes with a cost.  I am looking for who are willing to help support my dream and am needing to raise $2500.

1. Please consider sponsoring me as I continue to pursue my ballet studies. No donation is too small. Every single dollar counts.

2. Feel free to share with your friends and family on Facebook, email, and text message. Each share makes a real difference!

Ella Padilla


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    • $40 
    • 35 mos
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    • $200 
    • 35 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $200 
    • 35 mos
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    • $500 
    • 35 mos
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    • $50 
    • 35 mos
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Lori Michelle 
Aurora, CO
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