Greatness and Inspired Service

On Friday Brooklyn Ballet performed at DC 37, SSEU Local 371's Black Heritage Celebration.

The event's keynote speaker was Congressman and Civil Rights Leader John Lewis. His speech was riveting - his journey, from a family farm in segregated Alabama to becoming an American hero and moral leader, emboldens us all to stand up for fairness and to serve our communities.

Brooklyn Ballet performed two more times on Friday, at PS 276 in Canarsie and PS 251 in Flatlands. This marks our 13th year of Elevate public school dance residencies, impacting thousands of students, many going on to arts focused high schools, colleges, and professional dance careers. Monday we continue Elevate performances at PS 243 in Weeksville and PS 307 in Vinegar Hill.

We gratefully acknowledge the Sills Family Foundation for its support of Elevate and the Metz Gilmore Foundation for its support of Take Ballet to the Streets. Your generosity makes Brooklyn Ballet's outreach to our community possible.