Programs

BALLET IN THE CITY AMBASSADORS
Ballet in the City Ambassadors are individual that represent Ballet in the City and spread awareness of its work and its brand. Ambassadors enthusiastically participate in events and initiatives that allow the organization to grow and continue to present top professional ballet artists. 

APPLY TO BE A BALLET IN THE CITY AMBASSADOR 

*Application for 2018 Ambassadors closes Nov. 28, 2017.
2017 BALLET IN THE CITY SCHOLARSHIP

for African American Dancers

Kayla Thomas
Cleveland, Ohio
2017 Recipient
The Ballet in the City Scholarship (formerly The Misty Copeland Scholarship) was established by Ballet in the City founder Jessica Wallis and Misty Copeland in 2015. To honor Ms. Copeland, Ballet in the City annually awards this scholarship to provide opportunities for African American dancers in classical ballet.

To continue this legacy, Ballet in the City will award two $350 scholarships to one male and one female African American dancer in 2018. The 2018 recipients should be not only hardworking in the studio, but also demonstrate upstanding character.

Applications for the Ballet in the City Scholarship will open January 8, 2018 and remain open until April 8, 2017.

Recipients will be announced April 30, 2018.
Loren Walton
Austin, Texas
2017 Recipient
Courtney Lavine
Natalya Vyashenko 
Calvin Royal III

ABT National Training Curriculum Teacher Natalya Vyashenko is a member of the Ballet in the City Scholarship Committee

The Discount Dance Supply Scholarship

presented by Ballet in the City

Jordan Henry
2017 Recipient
This new scholarship, developed in 2017 by leaders of Discount Dance Supply and Ballet in the City, supports promising young dancers. The 2017 recipients were Jordan Henry of Colorado and Annabelle Adams of Virginia. Applications for the Discount Dance Supply Scholarship will open in late 2018. Stay tuned to Ballet in the City’s social media channels for the latest information.
Annabelle Adams
2017 Recipient
Guys Dance Too

Making dance accessible for male dancers of all ages and abilities

Think of all the men who have powerfully impacted the world of dance: Edward Villella, Arthur Mitchell, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Jerome Robbins, and perhaps one of the greatest of all, George Balanchine. The list is endless.

Prioritizing programming for male dancers and namely making it accessible for male dancers to pursue their interest and passion is the reason behind Ballet in the City’s ‘Guys Dance Too’ program. Since 2014, Ballet in the City has provided opportunities for male dancers to study with teachers such as Amar Ramasar, principal, New York City Ballet, and Piotr Stanczyk, principal, National Ballet of Canada.

Beginning in 2018, any male dancer is eligible for a scholarship to attend a Ballet in the City presentation of a performance or master class. Simply email info@balletinthecity.org to reserve your ticket/ place in the class.

Stay tuned for more details about Ballet in the City’s Guys Dance Too program.
Former ABT Soloist Sascha Radetsky teaches male dancers in a Ballet in the City Master Class.


THE BALLET IN THE CITY SCHOLARSHIP COMMITTEE

Justin Alesna
Danielle Moseley
Alicia Smith-Kirk
Jessica G. Thomas
Natalya Vyashenko