Join Ballet Chelsea in our fourth annual digital fundraising campaign, “Partner With Us” (PWU), running from Oct. 23 to Oct. 28, 2023.
This annual fundraiser plays a vital role in securing the financial sustainability of Ballet Chelsea as a nonprofit arts organization. If you’re passionate about the arts and its positive impact on our community, we invite you to contribute. You can make a donation by texting BALLETCHELSEA to 44-321 or visiting our Partner With Us Donate page. Your donation keeps Ballet Chelsea dancing into the future.
Since its inception in 2020, Ballet Chelsea’s PWU campaign has successfully raised a remarkable $91,000, with 72% of these funds raised by our studio’s dedicated dancers. This year, our goal for the PWU fundraising initiative is $35,000. Thanks to unwavering dedication and generous community support, Ballet Chelsea not only provides high-caliber training and performance excellence but also engages in extensive arts education and outreach efforts.
Our unwavering commitment to providing excellence in dance education for all who wish to dance remains at the core of our mission. Ballet Chelsea’s deep investment in the communities we serve will continue to ensure access to movement and music for everyone.
Ballet Chelsea’s Board President John Shea said, “Our unwavering commitment to providing excellence in dance education for all who wish to dance remains at the core of our mission. Ballet Chelsea’s deep investment in the communities we serve will continue to ensure access to movement and music for everyone.”
Central to Ballet Chelsea’s mission is a dedicated effort to raise funds for financial aid awards, ensuring that dance is accessible to everyone. Annually, Ballet Chelsea distributes over $20,000 in scholarships and class discounts to students. Furthermore, through our Adaptive Dance Program (ADP), we extend the joy of movement and music to individuals of diverse abilities, ranging from ages 3 to 93. Classes are generously supported by individual donors and corporate sponsors, enabling us to offer them at no cost to over 400 people.
Ballet Chelsea’s community outreach initiatives extend to performances and events at various venues, including the Chelsea pre-schools and middle schools, retirement communities, and libraries across Chelsea, Dexter, Ann Arbor, Grass Lake, and Hillsdale.
Our organization also participates in Sounds & Sights on Thursday Nights, Wine, Women, & Shopping and other community led events. “This year, Ballet Chelsea has increased its outreach by nearly 400%. We will be active in senior centers, schools, libraries, and community events every weekend in November and December until the production of The Nutcracker on December 15-16,” said Natalie Krienke, Ballet Chelsea’s Assistant Artistic Director.
Artistic Director, Michelle Quenon, who joined Ballet Chelsea in May 2023, brings a wealth of experience and expertise to our organization. Her passion for the creative process and new works ensures the continuation of artistic excellence.
Ballet Chelsea sincerely appreciates, and relies on, your support. If you value the arts in the community, please consider making a donation in our “Partner With Us” campaign by texting BALLETCHELSEA to 44-321 or donating here to help us continue dancing for years to come.
As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, Ballet Chelsea is dedicated to building strong individuals through exceptional training and performance excellence while giving back to the community that wholeheartedly supports us through arts education and outreach.