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Every gift matters and helps us share dance with everyone…
Ballet Austin awards over $150,000 in scholarships to dance students each year. “I have been a student at Ballet Austin Academy for 9 years. It has been a major part of my education, my personal and social development and my life. Dancing in The Nutcracker is the greatest gift I could ever ask for. Performing has given me confidence, strength, artistic style, grace, courage, and happiness. Ballet Austin is not just a ballet school; it’s an environment that fosters personal growth in all aspects of life.”
- Ballet Austin Academy Scholarship Recipient
Ballet Austin reaches almost 30,000 children in over 100 Central Texas schools through educational programs each season. "I wanted to thank you for a wonderful presentation of The Nutcracker to our second graders. This opportunity has allowed them to be exposed to the arts and to the beginning of appreciation and value for them.”
-Second grade teachers, Round Rock Independent School District
Ballet Austin provides over 10,000 tickets to the clients of over 500 area non-profit organizations.
“Most of the families staying in our homeless shelter are struggling to get their basic needs met. For some of our clients, these community nights were their first exposure to professional dance productions. Thank you for thinking of our residents and making the arts accessible to all members of our community.”
-Dawn Bayardo, Child and Family Therapist, The Salvation Army
Ticket sales cover only 50% of the cost to bring a work to the stage. “We began modestly with a $25 donation. With a matching gift, that donation became $50 (which we joked would probably pay for one pointe shoe!) Still, we knew that shoe was important and that the gift made a difference.”
- Sean Henry, Ballet Austin Donor
Ballet Austin’s Core Values
We dance...with innovation and creativity.
We dance...to preserve and evolve the rich tradition of classical ballet.
We dance...to teach the next generation of artists.
We dance...to honor the diversity of the human experience.
We dance...to enrich our community.
We dance...with integrity, excellence and passion.