Ballet Pensacola is committed to enhancing the cultural life of the community through quality dance education and excellent performances.
Ballet Pensacola is committed to making sure its doors are open to all. While the world of classical ballet has made some strides over the years to be more inclusive, there is always room for improvement and it is of great importance to our leadership to include diversity initiatives at the top of our agenda.
Ballet Pensacola is proud to offer classes to young students at two additional locations this season through their after school programs! These classes are designed to provide young dancers that may not be able to make it to our main studios access to Ballet Pensacola's top tier training. This also opens opportunities for these students to dance with us in our yearly productions and student showcase.
Our partnerships this year include:
Creative Learning Academy
3151 Hyde Park Rd, Pensacola, FL 32503
Episcopal Day School
223 N Palafox St, Pensacola, FL 32502
If you are a local school and may be interested in Ballet Pensacola classes at your location please email our Academy Director!
Ballet Pensacola is proud to offer approximately $15,000 annually in financial assistance each year.
Our staff has developed 3 unique scholarships in order to provide quality dance education to all children within the Pensacola and surrounding communities. We as an organization believe it is important to reach as many children as possible and bring the art of dance into their lives regardless of financial status, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, etc.
Discover Dance Scholarships
3 Awarded Annually
Ballet Pensacola is pleased to announce the new Discover Dance Scholarship initiative, beginning in the 2023-2024 Season! Our administration, in collaboration with Escambia County schools, will be offering 3 individual scholarships to 3 young kindergarten students from 3 different public schools in the community. These scholarships will provide 100% tuition, fees, and additional necessary uniforms and accessories needed for ballet classes. We feel as an organization it is important to give young dancers the opportunity to "Discover Dance" at an early, influential, and moldable age. This creates a passion in young dancers that carries the through years of training into the more serious, even professional ballet world. Discover Dance Scholarships are provided for one year.
Dance Chance Scholarships
3 Awarded Annually
Created to offer access to dance training for students who demonstrate financial need, these scholarships provide 50 percent tuition assistance for students enrolled in the Ballet Pensacola Training Division. Financial need is assessed using family financial status, tax returns, and household income. Dance Chance assistance is provided for one year, and students must reapply each year.
The Ballet Pensacola Annual Merit Scholarship
The Ballet Pensacola Merit Scholarship was originally created to honor formative members of the organization. Continuing in this tradition, the Ballet Pensacola artistic staff awards one student each year who demonstrates exemplary dedication, behavior, talent, potential, and overall attitude throughout their daily classes and performances. Merit Scholarship awards are provided one year, there is no application process for this scholarship.
How to get involved?
Would you like to support our Discover Dance, Dance Chance, or Merit Scholarship? If you would like to help Ballet Pensacola by supporting our students please reach out to our Executive Director!