BALLET AMBASSADORS
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History of the Company


Founded in New York City in 2001, the company touched the lives of youngsters in all five boroughs as well as on Long Island and in Westchester from 2001 to 2013.  The active repertoire included "The Nutcracker," "Swan Lake," "The Unicorn's Secret," "Romeo & Juliet," "Don Quixote," "Othello," "The Great Gatsby," "Firebird, junior version." "Firebird, senior version", and “Around the World in Dance.” We welcome special needs children and English Language Learners to participate.

 

In 2007, Ballet Ambassadors created a program for the children of Homes for the Homeless in the Bronx. In 2010, we began working with the Haven Academy in the Bronx, a charter school for the children of the New York Foundling Home.

 

Ballet Ambassadors fulfilled the New York State Learning Standards for the Arts and the Strands of the NYC Department of Education Dance Programs Blueprint for Teaching and Learning in the Arts. We also used the NYC DOE Dance Reflection Tool.

 

We secured a valid Requirements Contract with the DOE and we were listed in the Office of Arts and Special Projects catalog. Ballet Ambassadors received top marks on evaluation forms, along with e-mails from teachers, administrators, and letters from the children attesting to the transformative power of the Ballet Ambassadors experience. We have been favorably covered in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Daily News, New York Newsday, Bronx News, Norwood News, Echo Times, Dance Teacher Magazine, The Southampton Press, and The Easthampton Star. News 12 Long Island aired a segment about us and Bronx News 12 covered us twice.