Listen: Amy Siewert, Artistic Director, Sacramento Ballet
Sacramento Ballet was awarded a grant in the amount of $32,778 by the California Arts Council for the ballet company’s Arts Education and Youth Arts Action programs. The grant includes three programs run by the Sacramento Ballet Association which include: Arts Education – Artists in Schools, Arts Education – Exposure and Youth Arts Action
Arts Education – Artists in School is a program that Sacramento Ballet runs in local public schools to make ballet a part of the daily curriculum so that children have exposure and access to art and gym time, as an integral and important part of their school day.
Arts Education – Exposure is a free community event where the Sacramento Ballet adopts up to four schools each year offering free Nutcracker tickets for students and their family members, a transportation stipend, and ballet training for children in financially-stressed areas of Sacramento. The program serves 2,400 people a year.
Youth Arts Action is an after school program that provides dance training in schools by sending an instructor to work with kids interested in dance and the arts, as part of Sacramento Ballet’s Leaps and Bounds program. This program was founded in 2007 and has expanded greatly since its inception, by making dance accessible to all kids.