Ballet Initiative

 Ballet INITIATIVE is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization whose mission is to raise the profile of dance in the Saint Louis community through preservation, promotion and the presentation of affordable exposure and access to quality ballet. We teach students to dance, help them excel in dance and educate the public about ballet in an effort to help sustain the art form for generations to come. Ballet INITIATIVE strives to make the art of ballet accessible, understood, supported and enjoyed by our community.

Jacques D' Amboise: Part One

A few years ago, Jacques came to St. Louis to promote his book, "I Was A Dancer". When I found out he was coming, I swiftly contacted his publisher to request an interview. I was instructed to arrive at his hotel in the early afternoon. I nervously waited in the lobby until I received a call telling me to go to his room. My nerves settled as he opened the door shouting, "Christian!"' For the next hour, we talked like old friends. He was extremely kind and reflective. Amazing insight into history. This is part two of my archived conversation with the legendary Balanchine dancer.

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