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Review for Ballet Tech Foundation, Inc., New York, NY, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

My career as a professional ballet dancer has been intimately tied to Ballet Tech. The founder, Eliot Feld, ingeniously developed his touring company of dancers (to which I was fortunate to be part of), while simultaneously nurturing the next generation of talented performers through his Ballet Tech school. During my ten year career with Mr Feld, I shared the stage with many of these young dancers. Only last Spring I performed at the Joyce Theater with three 6th grade students in The Spaghetti Ballet! Ballet Tech foundation has the Joyce Theater at its finger tips to present 'all student' productions and/or to integrate students into Mr Feld's 'adult' pieces of choreography. Ballet Tech is a small school with two closely run components: academics and dance. I often talk with teachers and supervisors of the dance school who are of the highest caliber and intensely devoted to the children's success and happiness. Mr Feld himself is a constant presence and mentor of the students. Several years ago I even applied for a position as math teacher at the school - I am a licensed NYC public middle school teacher! Ballet Tech is a serious school with a warm heart!

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

always very professional and had great expertise

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

Role:  Volunteer & Perform with Ballet Tech students.