Programs

BALLET IN THE CITY PROGRAMMING


Education
Ballet in the City Programming reaches you year-round in your city and beyond. Schedule a private lesson, group class, mentoring or coaching session online any time. In early 2022, Ballet in the City will offer private lessons and small group classes in its Downtown Cuyahoga Falls Ohio Studio. 

Email info@balletinthecity.org to book with any Ballet in the City Collaborating Artist. 

Zippora Karz, former Soloist, New York City Ballet
David Prottas, Actor, formerly of New York City Ballet
Bethany Kingsley-Garner, Principal, Scottish Ballet
Indiana Woodward, Principal, New York City Ballet
Christopher Charles McDaniel, Dance Theatre of Harlem
Chloe Freytag, Dimensions Dance Theatre of Miami
Olivia MacKinnon, New York City Ballet
Margaret Mullin, former Soloist, Pacific Northwest Ballet
Antonio Carmena, former Soloist, New York City Ballet
Alexa Maxwell, New York City Ballet
Julia Erickson, former Principal, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre
Megan LeCrone, Soloist, New York City Ballet

Photography
Ballet in the City works with dance photographers nationwide. Book a shoot for unique ballet photos in your city or for your next audition. Headshots, arabesque/ audition photos, and shoots for social media are all offered both from Ballet in the City's Studio space Downtown Cuyahoga Falls Ohio as well as in cities nationwide. To book a photo shoot for audition/ summer intensive shots, or recreational/ city shots, email info@balletinthecity.org


Pointe Shoes and Merchandise
From Freed of London Pointe Shoes to Ballet in the City Merchandise to leotards and warm-ups, Ballet in the City's Downtown Cuyahoga Falls Studio Boutique has it all. Order and pick up and or fit for Freed of London Pointe Shoes and browse our unique collection of leotards, including from the Ashley Bouder and Sara Mearns retired collections, as well as Ballet in the City leotards and skirts from Bullet Pointe. Custom leotards and merchandise available upon request. To schedule a private or group lesson with a Ballet in the City Professional Collaborating Artist, a Pointe Shoe fitting and or to browse merchandise and more, call 216-571-7453 or email info@balletinthecity.org.


BALLET IN THE CITY STEWARDS

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Ballet in the City is looking to its ten year anniversary in 2022 and looking for
incredible Stewards to work with in this celebratory year. Its unique mission to
cultivate ballet culture in your city and beyond is expanding into a new way for professionals and exceptional aspiring dancers to represent the organization in brand new ways.

What is Stewardship, by definition? Simply put, it Is nurturing relationships with organizational friends and supporters with the goal of strengthening the commitment that they have. Stewardship is critical to the success and sustainability of an organization.

What is a Ballet in the City Steward?

For Adult Ballet Enthusiasts & Professional Dancers:

Ballet in the City is seeking motivated ballet professionals and enthusiasts to commit to and work closely with the organization for a reciprocal relationship. Ballet in the City seeks to connect with committed, passionate adults to represent its mission in their cities and beyond.
  • Lead programming in your city to advance Ballet in the City’s mission, such as educational programming, collaborative photo shoots showcasing ballet in your city, and other initiatives

  • Potentially lead Ballet in the City Master Classes on Social Media channels and other online platforms

  • Represent and move Ballet in the City’s mission forward through organic representation on Social Media platforms and via word of mouth with colleagues and potential supporters

  • Fundraise for the organization

  • Work in a personal fashion with Ballet in the City Administration on projects, initiatives, and opportunities

  • Actively engage with members of the Ballet in the City community

For Ballet Students & Aspiring Professional Dancers:

Ballet in the City seeks to connect with exceptional, enthusiastic ballet students and aspiring dancers of all ages to participate in and advocate for its programming and strengthen its mission within their personal communities and beyond.
  • Actively participate in Ballet in the City programming and initiatives such as master classes, workshops, and other special events

  • Organically share and advocate for peers to participate in Ballet in the City master classes,  workshops, and other special events through word of mouth with fellow dancers and through authentic representation on Social Media channels

  • Fundraise for the organization

  • Work in a personal fashion with Ballet in the City Administration on projects, initiatives, and opportunities

  • Actively engage with members of the Ballet in the City community

To take the first step to becoming a Ballet in the City Steward, click here

For any questions regarding the new Ballet in the City Steward Program, please email stewards@balletinthecity.org
BALLET IN THE CITY SCHOLARSHIP

for African American Dancers

Marja Miller & Ashley Lewis, 2018 & 2019 Recipients
Marja Miller & Ashley Lewis, 2018 & 2019 Recipients
The Ballet in the City Scholarship (formerly The Misty Copeland Scholarship) was established by Ballet in the City founder Jessica Wallis and Misty Copeland in2015. 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 a $350 scholarship to an exceptional African American dancer. The 2021 Recipient should be not only hardworking in the studio, but also demonstrate upstanding character. 

Please note, the Application for the 2021 Recipient is open November 1-30, 2021. Recipient to be notified via email on December 6, 2021. 

To apply to be the 2021 Ballet in the City Scholarship Recipient, click here
Breeanna Palmer, 2020 Recipient
Breeanna Palmer,
2020 Recipient
Thank you to Calvin Royal III, Principal, American Ballet Theatre, and Ballet in the City Scholarship Ambassador!
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 (exceptions to some events apply). 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.