City Ballet Foundation for Dance Education
The Foundation's key areas of emphasis are:
• Supporting artistic residency
• Sponsoring performance opportunities
• Providing dance scholarships
• Community outreach
City Ballet Foundation is committed to assisting City Ballet with providing the finest instructors and staff to lead its program. With exemplary staff in place, we can ensure it remains one of the best quality dance education programs in the country. This staff which we support includes our academic year instructors, guest master teachers, and world-renowned choreographers who set pieces for the school's stunning productions.
City Ballet Foundation supports the development of young artists by sponsoring City Ballet's community performances and participation in exhibitions and festivals. As many may not be aware, there is a gap between what performance fees cover and the actual cost of setting a show. By underwriting new choreography, costumes, and theater sets, the Foundation helps ensure that all participating dancers receive the performance experience that is vital to their artistic development.
City Ballet Foundation provides tuition assistance for dancers who have a passion for classical ballet, but lack the financial support required for years of training. Through these scholarships, dancers and their families experience the benefits of the arts with access to the highest quality of dance training and education, regardless of economic means.
City Ballet Foundation is committed to increasing arts awareness in the community and remains active in the community. We have been able to offer weekly ballet classes to the Salvation Army's Kroc Center, located in the Tenderloin of San Francisco. The Foundation also provides access to underserved sectors of the community with tickets to our performances.
City Ballet Foundation's sole source of funding is through the donations of generous supporters. We kindly ask that you consider making a donation to support our mission. Your contribution will support the dreams of young dancers and continue to provide all audiences access to the arts through the highest quality ballet performance.
All donations are tax deductible.
City Ballet Foundation is proud to sponsor ballet lessons at the Salvation Army’s Kroc Center, located in the Tenderloin of San Francisco.
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City Ballet Youth Foundation
Board of Directors and Members
2019 – 2020
Kenneth W. Patsel, President and Founder
Kevin Patsel, Chairman
Shelley Schmidtlin, Grant Administrator
Deborah Bishop, Community Outreach / Correspondence
John Wight, Member
Brian Anderson, Member
Helene Ephron, Member
Elizabeth Jacobsen, Accounting / Bookkeeping
Molie Malone, Member
Jeffrey Mills, Member
Sara Mills, Member
Ilyse Petter, Member
Alicia Puleo, Member
Laurie Thompson, Member
Nikolai Kabaniaev, Member
Katia Patsel, Secretary
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Please feel free to contact us at any time to learn how to support the City Youth Ballet Foundation at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Updated September, 2019