Support the Ballet School of Stamford
Dance for All Fund
We realized that now, more than ever, organizations that teach our children compassion, discipline and the feeling of success earned from hard work in a safe and encouraging environment are necessary. The arts bring beauty into our lives and teach us that everyone regardless of their background can work together to create something meaningful. We believe our school makes a real difference in the lives of our students and know how important it is to support children’s passions. The Ballet School of Stamford teaches students ages 3 to 18 years old, has awarded $1.3 million in scholarships and presented high quality performances to audience members including 23,000 school students who attend our morning school shows at the Palace Theatre at no expense to their school. You can provide a full year scholarship for $900 for a lower school student or $4,000 for an advanced student. When students graduate, they are not only well trained dancers with solid techniques but disciplined, focused and open-minded young adults who will embrace hard work and physical activity as the way to reach their goals.
A great deal of behind-the-scenes hard work, preparation and expense go into creating what appears to be the effortless magic seen on stage. Each year we have either restaged a classical ballet such as The Sleeping Beauty or Coppelia or created a new work such as Hansel and Gretel, Peter and the Wof or Dancing Eliza. These are performed at the Palace Theatre, many with live music and professional quality staging. Your gift will help us collaborate with talented musicians, create beautiful sets and costumes to present the professional quality productions. Sponsorship packages are available.
Kyla Rae Tillem Memorial Scholarship Fund
An endowment program honoring the memory of our student Kyla Rae Tillem who at 16 lost her battle with cancer. She loved to ballet and being a dancer. We are proud her family choose to honor her memory with this fund which will enable student who can’t afford to dance the chance to study with us as she did.
Proudly Supported by:
Mayor Caroline Simmons
Alex G. Nason Foundation
Garden Homes Management
J P Morgan
Dr. Ellen Hosiosky Fund
The Palace Theatre
Beam and Barre
Cacace, Tusch & Santagata
Peter Wexler in memory of Constance Ross Wexler