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Giving Tuesday - Keeping the Arts Alive!


Today is #GivingTuesday. Your contribution to Bayer Ballet (501c3 public charity organization) will make a huge impact. Whether you donate $5 or $5000, every little bit helps.

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

DONATE NOW (PayPal): https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick... _______ A message from Inna Bayer, Founder & Artistic Director, Bayer Ballet:

Today on #GIVINGTUESDAY, we wish to give our thanks. Bayer Ballet is grateful to our dedicated teachers and students, their families and supporters.

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

Founded in 2005, Bayer Ballet’s mission is to provide each and every student with the highest quality ballet education through year-round training with master instructors and opportunities to work with world-renowned choreographers 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. Bayer Ballet is committed to bringing ballet to the community, providing access to underserved members of our community and the organizations which provide charitable services.

{OUTSTANDING ORGANIZATION} We are honored to have received recognition through following distinguished awards:

{2023 COMMUNITY OUTREACH} 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. Community events included:

{OTHERPERFORMANCES / PROGRAMS}

  • December 9-15: Pre-Ballet's Winter Suites: In-Studio Demonstrations

  • December 15-17: The Snow Queen at MVCPA

  • December 18-29: Winter Variations Workshops with Master Teachers

  • January & February: Youth America Grand Prix Competition

  • February: California Dance Classics Competition

  • May 25-26: Pre-Ballet’s Springtime FairyTale at MVCPA

  • May 25-26: Coppelia Suite at MVCPA

  • June-August: Summer Intensives (3-week Junior SI & 6 week SI)

  • June: Summer Camps

  • August 10-11: Summer Intensive Performance at MVCPA

  • August 12-September 1: Summer Variations Workshops & After School Workshops

{YOUR DONATION WILL HELP}

  • Construction costs of our new second location;

  • Building improvements: paint, roof replacement; Labor: staff, teachers, and guest teachers;

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

  • Costume maintenance;

  • Master teachers & choreographers from major ballet companies for repertoire (transportation, housing, commissioned works);

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

  • Professional flooring and equipment for community outreach performances; 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.

{SCHOLARSHIP FUND} This summer, we provided scholarships to (6) male dancers from Kazakh national academy of choreography. We hope to develop this fund to further support talented dancers.

{THANK YOU FOR KEEPING THE ARTS ALIVE} Your donations and support throughout the years are greatly appreciated and will make a difference in our community and 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 Giving Tuesday 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 Academy’s 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 Bayer Ballet have been accepted into prestigious programs, including those of the John Cranko Schule, Vaganova Ballet Academy, Paris Opera, American Ballet Theatre, Royal Ballet, Princess Grace Academy, and Bolshoi Ballet. Students of Bayer Ballet’s Artistic Director, Inna Bayer, have danced in European and American professional dance companies such as: Dutch National Theatre, 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: Outstanding Organization by the Chamber of Commerce, Best Dance School 2023 in Mountain View, (YAGP) Outstanding School (2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023), Outstanding Choreographer (2022), Youth Grand Prix (2020, 2022, 2023), Hope Award (2023), Natalia Makarova Award for Artistry (2022), YAGP Outstanding Teacher (2016); ADC IBC San Francisco Junior Division First Place Classical & Contemporary (2024); World Ballet Competition (WBC), Gold & Bronze Medals; Prix de Lausanne - 2 participants (2020, 2024).

Bayer Ballet is a Partner School of Kazakh National Academy of Choreography, Nikolay Partner School, and Member of the International Dance Council CID

Bayer Ballet Company, the 501(c)3 public charity organization, is dedicated to delivering professionally-produced theatre and community outreach performances. Our goal is to make the classical discipline of ballet accessible to new generations, while preserving the traditions of Vaganova, and contributing enriching cultural experiences to our community. __________ DONATE NOW (PayPal): https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick... __________ #bayerballet #givingtuesday2023 #GivingTuesdayCA #givingback #givingbacktothecommunity #thankyou #ourcommunity #siliconvalley #mountainviewca #fundraising #nonprofitorganization #nonprofitfundraising #ballet #keeptheartsalive #vaganova #worldwideballet



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