We have worked with children from a variety of backgrounds, holding workshops in areas across Greater Western Sydney.
In 2020 we will be running a semester of ballet with Darkinjung Barker. An indigenous school on the Central Coast in NSW. Semeser 4 of 2019 will see us head to the suburb of Lakemba in Sydney to work with a school and its large cohort of culturally and linguistically diverse students.
We also provide the opportunity for talented children to continue with their ballet education at local ballet schools, below are 2 of our sponsored students.
Daniel - age 7
Daniel came along to one of the Ballet Without Borders workshops and had danced a little at Glenbrook. He is a joy to watch with talent and energy.
“I want to make people happy’
‘Thank you for giving him this opportunity”
Tatum - age 9
Tatum Summers, who just turned nine, has been a student at Glenbrook Ballet Theatre since the age of two.
Her favourite ballet is the Nutcracker.
She’s really enjoying classes this year, especially the new barre work and extra stretch sessions, and practising her moves at home.
She loves dancing with her ballet friends, especially in the end of year show: “I feel nervous to start with and when the lights shine on I think I’m going to forget what to do, but then I start to dance and I love it!”
“Having done ballet up until my teens, I appreciate all its benefits: physical activity, self-discipline, creativity, friendships, working towards goals (exams/performances); these are such valuable things, no matter where you go and what you do in life.
'I like the quote by Mikhail Baryshnikov that ‘dancers are made, not born’, because if you believe this, it means there are hundreds of budding dancers out there who may never get the chance to fulfill their potential because lessons are out of reach – and that’s why Ballet Without Borders’ mission is so vital”