Mission: San Antonio Metropolitan Ballet’s mission is to provide high-quality, pre-professional dance instruction and performance opportunities for dancers and choreographers in a stimulating and nurturing environment, furthering the development of San Antonio’s talented youth.
Our vision is to engage the San Antonio community through access to performances and educational outreach programs for community youth and social service agencies, raise the profile of dance education in San Antonio at a state and national level, and further the city’s reputation as a preeminent training center for young dancers and choreographers.
Results: San Antonio Metropolitan Ballet company members have a 100% graduation rate. From the past five (5) dancers who graduated through our program in the past three (3) years, all five are pursuing dance either through continued education at the college level or through professional careers.
Target demographics: artistic adolescents in the field of dance realize their potential as performers and choreographers. We also assist local schools with their arts curriculum
Direct beneficiaries per year: 1292 students, chaperones and teachers from 12 public Title I elementary schools and 4 Home School groups.
Geographic areas served: Northeast San Antonio, TX
Programs: our in-school educational outreach programs that offer student engagement through the art of dance and in-theatre admission-free performances.
This is my daughter's first year as a trainee with the company and it has been an amazing experience. Watching her blossom has been the greatest reward. Before she became a member we would come to the shows and she would be in awe.
My best friend works for Respite Care of San Antonio and San Antonio Met Ballet always provides them with tickets so these wonderful special needs children who are in foster care can experience the Arts, something they may never have the chance to do. Providing shows for children in Title 1 schools who would probably never see a ballet is an awesome thing. They really give back to the community. They also open auditions to the community to allow children who are not in their studio to have parts in their ballet production and dance with professional ballerinas which the kids think is the next best thing!
SA Dance Theater has been a great self-esteem booster for our daughter. She not only learns about being a dancer, but has the opportunity to perform for underpriviledged children and our community as well. They ofer dancers a chance to be on stage with professional dancers. The shows they produce are professional. We feel blessed to be a part of this great organization!
JH (parent and volunteer)