ABT RISE Weekend Workshops
Offered virtually this fall!
(For NYC Public School 2nd and 3rd Grade Students)
Saturday, October 24 and Sunday, October 25, 2020
ABT’s Project Plié initiative continues this fall with the ABT RISE Weekend Workshop, a special series of dance classes for 80-100 second and third grade students from the New York City Public School system which take place over the course of one weekend. This free, two-day workshop aligns with ABT’s mission to bring classical dance to the widest possible audience by supporting students of all abilities and skill levels in their quest to engage in the performing arts.
The Workshop will be led by ABT Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis (JKO) School faculty, ABT teaching artists and guest artists, who will facilitate classes in classical ballet, modern, jazz, and more!
While open to all students, ABT RISE Weekend Workshops provide access to training for students from populations that have historically been underrepresented in classical ballet. RISE Workshop will also provide a warm and welcoming studio environment to students from all communities across New York City’s five boroughs.
ABT RISE is American Ballet Theatre’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Through programs like this Workshop, ABT is proudly and purposefully investing in accessibility – ensuring that America’s National Ballet Company® is actively working to make classical ballet available to everyone. We believe that representation and inclusion are critical to the sustainability of the ballet community, and flagship efforts, such as Project Plíe, have helped us to successfully identify young dancers, teachers, and future arts leaders from populations historically underrepresented in ballet to participate in our top-tier training programs.