My Trip to Russia with City Ballet

Hi! I'm Georgia Duisenberg, a student at City Ballet School in San Francisco.  I'm passionate about ballet in a way that I cannot explain.  I only know that I MUST dance, and I hope to someday become a ballet professional in a reputable dance company.  I live in Marin county and every Tuesday -Saturday I get myself to San Francisco via the ferry or bus/muni, scooter, walking, etc.  Whatever it takes, I'm determined to dance at City Ballet School and soak up as much about ballet as I possibly can. 
Every few years a trip to Moscow is hosted by my teacher, Galina Alexandrova to enrich our cultural knowledge and allow us (the students in level V, VI and Pre Pro) to watch and dance with the Bolshoi Ballet! This is a once in a lifetime opportunity that I would hate to miss out on and I'm sure would help on the path to becoming a professional dancer. I am setting up this fund to help pay for:
Visa: $120-140 
Plane ticket: $1,200-1,500 (Round trip)
Lodging: $500-900 
Classes: 600 euros (ten classes at the Bolshoi Ballet School)
Bolshoi tickets: $120-155 per show: Ivan the Terrible, and Hero of our Time Choreographed for the Bolshoi by Yuri Possokhov 
​City Excursion: approximately $80 
School set up Fee: $400-800

The trip is organized for mid-February, but I need to commit partial payment before the new year.  

Thank you so much if you were able to help me reach my goal. Ballet means everything to me and I'm sure this trip will be life changing!
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    • $50 
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    • $50 
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Organizer and beneficiary

Georgia Duisenberg 
San Anselmo, CA
Karen Duisenberg 
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