Help Me Get To Russia

Hello my name is Tiana Chacón-White, and I am an aspiring ballerina. I have been dancing ballet since I was 3 years old, and I feel in my heart that this is what I am meant to do in life. I have had many great opportunities to perform on stage and most recently I performed as Cinderella in the Fall Classic and as Clara in the Nutcracker. Performing on stage and seeing all of the people that come out to see me dance makes me so happy and inspires me to keeping dancing everyday.

The ballet school that I attend is City Ballet School in San Francisco, and I have just been invited to go with the higher level students on a trip to Russia to experience Russian culture and the world class training that is known at the Bolshoi Academy in Moscow. I will be training with the master instructors from their school and learning to be a better dancer among some of the best students and teachers in the world. I feel that being able to go to this trip is not only a once in a lifetime opportunity, but an opportunity that will take me one step closer to my dream of being a professional ballerina one day.

The trip is set for February 16-25th, and I need help making my dream trip to Russian come true. Some of the costs that I need help with are:

Visa: $120-140 
Plane ticket: $1,200-1,500 (Round trip)
Lodging: $500-900 
Classes: 600 euros per student ( 2 classes -technique, point/variations for 5 days M-F)
School set up Fee: $400-800
The total approximate cost of the trip is $4150

Although I do not have to pay for all of it at once, I have to give  depost of 70% ($3000) by the end of the month. 

I hope that you can help me get one step closer to reaching my goal. I love ballet and ballet is me. If you were to ask anyone that knows me, they can tell you that I am dedicated and passionate about ballet. I train hard and when that's not enough I train even harder because I love it so much. My passion for ballet drives me. 

Thank you in advance for taking the time to read about me and I appreciate any help towards my goal.
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Tania Chacon 
Hayward, CA
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