Ballet Austin Gives Back to Community
By Bill Piner, Director of Schools
Did you know that since our inception we have provided dance education at Ballet Austin regardless of the participant’s ability to pay? Likewise, our Butler Community School is committed to excellence and accessibility by providing quality instruction in dance and movement to people of all ages, skill levels, and economic and cultural backgrounds.
Each year we provide nearly $200,000 of financial support to Ballet Austin students with the aspiration and aptitude for comprehensive training, but who lack the monetary means to pursue their dreams. Many Academy and Butler Community School students continue their training only due to our scholarships and financial aide programs. It is Ballet Austin’s goal to continue to offer this support by growing the Scholarship Fund, so that we can continue to provide this vital aid to these promising students.
I want to share with you the words from the parent of one of our recent scholarship recipients: “This scholarship has opened the world of dance to my son and given him an opportunity to have an excellent technical foundation in dance. One day, I will see my son on stage dancing professionally and know it was because he got his start at the Ballet Austin Academy through their scholarship program.”
Ballet Austin Academy and the Butler Community School are committed to excellence in training and accessible programs and will continue to impact as many students as possible through our scholarship/financial aid program. Generous donations from the Austin community make this possible. Thanks to all who have supported us in these efforts. Click here to support the Scholarship Fund.