Help Talented Ballerina to study at Bolshoi Ballet


Dear Family and Friends,

As most of you know, my daughter Ashley is a very talented ballerina. Many of you personally know how Ashley is talented, being blessed to watch her playing during all ballet performances held by  Monterey County Dance Theater, directed by the Artistic Director: Mrs Janette Lorraine Harkness  BA.

 Ashley has been invited to train at two most prestigious ballet programs in the world, Bolshoi Ballet and American Ballet Theater this summer.  After many days of our prayers, God fulfilled my daughter's dream  to study ballet at the best ballet schools in the world. 

Ashley has been awarded the privilege to study at Bolshoi Ballet Academy. 

Bolshoi Ballet Academy  is a very rigorous ballet training program, designed to achieve individual progress through a focus on the clarity of technique, increased strength, and greater musicality. 

Each year thousands of extremely talented girls and boys from all around the world come to the United States, and gather together at Ballet facilities in different US cities, based on their prospective age groups to audition for a place to study and train with the best Prestigious Ballet School in the world- Bolshoi Ballet but few of them are honored to be admitted into Bolshoi Ballet Academy because the competition is very hard, and the admission is based strictly on ballerina's talent merit.  After the audition is over, they wait eagerly for the decision of the judging panel. That process takes about two weeks. 

When ballerinas are admitted, the immediate payment of the high cost ballet tuition is required in order to keep the ballerina's place.  Ballet training at prestigious ballet schools is very expensive, and many talented young ballerinas quit intensive ballet studies because their parents cannot  afford on their own to pay these high ballet expenses.   Many talented young ballerinas  give up on learning ballet because the main obstacle is the financial.

This why, we are looking for financially blessed people of big heart and good will to support our extremely talented young ballerina and we  struggle economically to make her dream come true. Your blessed contribution can make the difference in the life of very talented girl who dreams to become Prima Ballerina.  She can use your help making the impossible to be possible. 

We have only 10 days to make the tuition payment of the US $ 4,600 to  reserve her place. There are still many expenses not yet covered for the next  coming months such as US $ 3,280 for her room and boarding, flight tickets, ballet clothes, many pairs of expensive special ballet shoes, ballet and personal supplies, and much more the next 10 years of the ballet training to become the classic Prima ballerina and professional  ballerina. 

Also, Ashley has auditioned for San Francisco Ballet, Bolshoi Ballet Academy and American Ballet Theater, and at the same time, she was accepted to all ballet schools but her big dream is Bolshoi Ballet because she wants to become classical prima ballerina. 

Please help Ashely to pay her ballet studies at Bolshoi Ballet Academy.

Ashley is a 12 years-old very gifted girl and has a dream of becoming classical prima ballerina. 

Ashley is extremely talented artistic young ballerina, started dancing at age three, and she never has stopped dancing. 36880716_154952249327556_r.jpeg
She trains daily 3-4 hours and on Saturdays and Sundays up to 7 hours at Monterey County Dance Theater participating annually in four ballet productions, mainly in main roles.

We are very thankful to her Ballet Teacher, Artistic Director: Mrs Janette Lorraine Harkness  BA, who teaches our daughter from the three-years age. Mrs. Harkness is one of the best Ballet Teachers in Monterey County, California. All our daughter's ballet success is Mrs. Harkness's merit, promoting ballet art in our county. 

Dancing makes her happy, no matter what she has to sacrifice or face. The ballet is her world where she lives and her life. She cannot imagine herself without ballet. Ashley loves ballet with all her heart. 

On the past January 6, 2019, she auditioned for San Francisco Ballet.  Last year Ashley auditioned for ABT and she was admitted to train at Alabama ABT by Mr. Mikhail Ilyin (graduate of Vaganova Ballet Academy) and Mrs. Carla Stallings Lippert (ABT Artistic Coordinator).

We parents, support our daughter's dream to become the professional classic ballerina paying all related expenses such as tuition, ballet rehearsals, clothes, special pointe shoes, etc. Last year 2018 we covered 100%  her 3 weeks training at ABT Summer Intensive in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. 

Also, this year we had some savings for the future ballet intensive training this next coming summer, but it happened unpredictable. My company dramatically reduced hours of job and I could not work almost three months what critically has affected my budget. I am a main household. All my family economically depends on me. We live in rural country area where the agriculture is the main source of job in this area. When agriculture is affected, all people living in this area and businesses are struggling. In California is raining almost three consecutive months, no jobs and my company placed me practically on lay off, working just two-three days per week. 

I am very upset I cannot help my daughter to pay her tuition and boarding at Bolshoi Ballet Academy. Ashley such multi-talented young girl. She also plays piano and violin. Ashley works very hard to pursue her dreams but in ballet, dreams are expensive. Ballet is a journey, especially when you are very talented and not rich.

Ashley wants to become prima ballerina defying all disadvantages and obstacles to land the place at world-renowned Russia's prestigious Bolshoi Ballet Academy, among which our main disadvantage is financial.  

Please help us and give Ashley the opportunity she will study at Bolshoi Ballet Academy. She is y is extremely talented artistic young ballerina who always will remember  and bless all you who helped her to overcome this obstacle and you will not regret depositing your trust in her talent.

On January 26-27, 2019,  Ashley also has auditioned for Bolshoi Ballet Academy and American Ballet Theater, and at the same time, she was accepted to all ballet schools but her big dream and passion is Bolshoi Ballet because she wants to become classical prima ballerina.   It is a such privilege for our daughter to train at  Bolshoi Ballet Academy, prestigious world-renowned Ballet School. Ashley was dreaming all her life to study at Bolshoi Ballet Academy, and after many days praying, God has fulfilled her dream.

My daughter  could use your financial contribution making her ballet dreams come true, making the impossible possible. Though Ashley has been awarded the privilege to study at Bolshoi Ballet Academy, there are still many expenses not yet covered for the next 10 years at Ballet School.  Here are the major expenses we still need to cover:

-ballet tuition ballet summer intensive 2019
-ballet tuition 
-room and boarding
-travel (flight tickets)  between our home in California to Windsor, Connecticut
-travel (flight tickets) to study ballet at Bolshoi Ballet in Moscow, Russia
-ballet clothes
-ballet special professional pointe shoes
-ballet supplies
-three times meals during ballet summer intensive training 2019
-three times meals during all ballet training
-food off campus

Bolshoi Ballet or ABT estimates that out of pocket expenses will be least minimum  $12,000/per each year as you can see in this letter we received recently from them.  Because Ashley will train all 10 next years, we estimate costs will be higher because studying at Bolshoi Ballet Academy the annual cost may exceed the US $ 20,000.00    

She  would greatly appreciate any donations so she can focus 100% on her ballet studies.

We’re setting our goal at $20,000 in hopes to cover her ballet expenses.

For more info about Ashley , view the Monterey Country Dance Theater productions here! Please click  here! 

You can help our daughter.

She is a young multi-talented ballerina with a lot of potential. Ashley is extremely artistic and she plays piano and violin. In the past, our daughter studied at King City Sol Treasure Orchestra. Ashley was honored by California Senate as the best student of California, maintaining a 4.0 GPA (all A+) during the past three years. 

P.S: I, Ashley and all our family, we love God and Lord is loyal to his children. We trust him something good is coming, it is not a first time God is doing for us so many miracles where it is impossible for the human, he is fixing it all. I trust God our economic situation will improve in the next future and we will be able to pay our daughter's ballet training but now we need your support.

For God nothing is impossible and when such situation comes, just we must move, not stop and original ideas will come from our lovely Almighty Father to knock doors, look around, for help

Matthew 7:8 8 For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.

Isaiah 43:1-3 “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are MINE. When you pass through the waters, I WILL BE WITH YOU; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned…For I am the Lord, your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior…” Amen!

God bless all you in supporting us in Ashley's ballet journey to make her 
Dream of becoming future Classic Prima Ballerina come true!

Thank you for reading!


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Raul Madrid Hernandez 
King City, CA
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