Renee and I are setting up this fund to help fund the dance dreams of some very talented young dancers that we are fortunate to teach. We are hoping to raise $5000 to offer full and partial scholarships for the Summer Program that Renee and I are teaching at and helping to organize. These kids work so hard and deserve every opportunity we can give them to succeed. Whether they go on to be professional dancers or not, we know that they will be more successful for having had an education in the arts. To quote the late, great Arthur Mitchell “The art’s ignite the mind”
As many of you know, a few months ago our previous Artistic Dir. Arthur Mitchell passed away. We grieved his passing, but celebrated his amazing life. Renee and I both realized just how fortunate we were to have worked with a man who truly understood the power of the Arts to change individual lives and the greater world itself. That good fortune comes with a price and that price is to share what we have learned and to carry on with the mission. Mr. Mitchel always told us “that there is something greater than yourselves” to work towards and to strive for.
Renee and I have embraced our legacy and have had the good fortune of collaborating with Artistic Dir. Lois Ellyn and The Nouveau Chamber Ballet for the past few years. She is a another direct descendant of George Balanchine and is an incredible woman! When she asked us to undertake the organization of this Summer Program we were honored but also hyper aware of the challenges. Happily, with the help of some incredible volunteer staff we have made some tremendous progress and are putting the finishing touches on the schedule and locking down our amazing faculty who have been so generous with their time and willingness to fit us into their schedules.
So if you would like to help with a donation no amount is too small. But we know that the struggle is real!!! So if you can’t donate at this time please spread the word about the Summer Intensive and this Go Fund me.
FYI: I will update you all with the recipients of the scholarship as we reward them. Thank you for your support.