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.

Maria Chapman

When I decided to launch Ballet Initiative, I knew I needed someone who had enough patience to endure the challenges of scheduling and technology. So, I created a list of possible first guests. The list resembled the draft board of a professional sports team. I needed a dancer who understood the goals of the program. The kind of dancer who could deliver credibility and insight. Not to mention, crazy feet and legs. Our debut features principal dancer, Maria Chapman of the Pacific Northwest Ballet. Thanks for your friendship, Maria!

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