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Giving Tuesday...and on with the show



Today is Giving Tuesday

Today on #GIVINGTUESDAY, we wish to express our gratitude for supporting us in our commitment to: delivering the highest quality ballet education, access to industry leaders and world-renowned teachers and choreographers, producing professionally-staged threatre performances and community service and outreach events. These initiatives wouldn't be possible without our dedicated teachers and students, their families and you, our supporters.


Thank you for your support. Your contribution to Bayer Ballet (501c3 public charity organization) makes a huge impact. Whether you donate $5 or $500, every little bit helps. Bayer Ballet Company is a registered 501©(3) non-profit corporation, tax ID 26-3414450

{YOUR DONATION WILL HELP} - DONATE NOW (PayPal)

  • building improvements: paint, roof replacement, maintenance of outdoor spaces due to weather, new tarps;

  • rent additional studio & rehearsal space;

  • labor: staff, teachers, and guest teachers

  • maintenance of indoor and outdoor studios;

  • storage rentals (3 units for sets and costumes);

  • costume maintenance;

  • master teachers & choreographers (transportation, housing, commissioned works)

  • show productions costs;

  • purchase & install a new sprung floor (watch video); (video & picture below)

{COMMITTED TO EXCELLENCE}

We are committed to TRANSFORMING the Silicon Valley into a center of artistic excellence on par with its technological achievements.


Bayer Ballet (Mountain View, CA), founded in 2005, is the ONLY OFFICIAL PARTNER SCHOOL, in California to the world-renowned Vaganova Ballet Academy. As a Vaganova Center of Excellence, our mission is to provide each and every student with the highest quality ballet education. Students train with master instructors and work with world-renowned choreographers year-round to hone their technique and artistry. The intricacies of this artform are discovered through a variety of performance outlets, including competitions, community outreach events and professionally staged theatre performances of full length ballets.

{2022 COMMUNITY OUTREACH}

Bayer Ballet is committed to bringing the ballet to the community, providing access to underserved members of our community and the organizations which provide charitable services.

In 2022, Bayer Ballet produced outreach performances for such organizations as: Athena Academy, Health Trust, Sunnyvale Police Activities League, Junior Giants, Title 1 Schools (Mountain View, Sunnyvale, Santa Clara Community Services), MV Whisman School District Special Education, Girl Scouts, Kara - Grief Support, Parkinson’s Exercise Program, Make-A-Wish® Greater Bay Area, Columbia Neighborhood Center (CNC), Child Advocates of Silicon Valley.


This summer, we welcomed displaced Ukrainian dancers into our summer intensive (provided full scholarship, transportation, housing), through introductions made by Youth America Grand Prix. During the school year, students were placed at schools in Europe; however, during the summer their programs close. With us, they continued their professional training on full scholarship. Continued prayers for health, safety and peace.

{ ONSTAGE & WORKSHOPS}

PAST PERFORMANCES

UPCOMING PERFORMANCES

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS

{EXPENSES}

To achieve this level of quality, our program delivers, the following is required:

  • to produce these high quality productions, it requires 300 extra rehearsal hours, which is 100% overhead cost (staff and choreographer labor) covered by Bayer Ballet Company.

  • access to the most qualified master instruction

  • access to industry leaders and working choreographers from major ballet companies

  • professional quality performance venues with highest production value (sets, costumes, lighting design, choreography)

  • professional flooring and equipment for community outreach performances

  • safe training facilities, outdoor / indoor studios and performance spaces: outfitted with large monitors, cameras, and tripods, which have allowed us to continue dancing, safely

  • expanded training facilities: converted upstairs to larger studio

  • safe communal spaces / fenced courtyard: where dancers and parents can safely gather between classes


Your donations and support, throughout the years, greatly appreciated and will make a difference in our community and future dancers' dreams.


In closing, thank you for dancing with us, cheering for us, and supporting the arts in our community.


Together, and with so much gratitude,

Inna Bayer

Founder & Artistic Director

Bayer Ballet - Vaganova Center of Excellence


Bayer Ballet Company, registered 501©(3) non-profit corporation, tax ID 26-3414450

 

ABOUT GIVING TUESDAY:

GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world. GivingTuesday was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good. Over the past seven years, it has grown into a global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity.


Whether it’s making someone smile, helping a neighbor or stranger out, showing up for an issue or people we care about, or giving some of what we have to those who need our help, every act of generosity counts and everyone has something to give.


ABOUT BAYER BALLET:

Founded in 2005, Bayer Ballet has gained international recognition for artistic excellence, as an educator of the Vaganova Method and producer of world-class performances.


Bayer Ballet Academy is the OFFICIAL PARTNER SCHOOL to the world-renowned Vaganova Ballet Academy in St. Petersburg and Nikolay Official Partner School. Our award-winning faculty directly hail from the Vaganova Academy and Bolshoi, where they received their training, teaching credentials and advanced graduate degrees in pedagogy. Graduates of the Academy have been accepted into prestigious programs, including those of the Vaganova Ballet Academy, Paris Opera, American Ballet Theatre, Royal Ballet, Princess Grace Academy, and Bolshoi Ballet. Students of Bayer Ballet, have danced in European and American professional dance companies such as: Mariinsky Ballet, Eifman Ballet Saint Petersburg, Atlanta Ballet, Hrvatsko narodno kazalište HNK Split Balet / Croatian National Theater, State Ballet in Stara Zagora, Bulgaria and more. RECENT HONORS: Youth America Grand Prix (YAGP) Outstanding School (2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022), Youth Grand Prix (2020, 2022, 2023), Natalia Makarova Award for Artistry (2022); ADC IBC SF First Place Classical, Contemporary (Junior Division), Duets/Trios, Ensembles (2023); World Ballet Competition (WBC), Gold & Bronze Medalist; Prix de Lausanne - 2 participants (2020).


Bayer Ballet Company, the 501(c)3 public charity organization, is dedicated to enhancing the


cultural well-being of our community by contributing enriching cultural experiences and equitable accessibility to the art of classical ballet (Vaganova Method), through educational and interactive events and world-class performances.

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