Project Plíe Bridge Class

21 Jun

 

As an intern with the Project Plié initiative I have had the opportunity to experience a lot of different aspects of the education department. One experience that I would like to talk more about is my interaction with the Bridge Class.

The JKO School Children’s Division Bridge Class is an important component of Project Plié. Around 20 boys and girls from all over NYC auditioned at the start of the school year to become part of the inaugural class. They come to ABT every Monday evening to take class, in addition to the classes they take at their existing studios or schools. I think the Bridge Class is a huge component of the Project Plié initiative because these children are the future of ballet in America.

Knowing that the work I was able to do was helpful and supportive was really rewarding because it is so clear how much these kids enjoy ballet. I was able to work on information handouts about the class and help with events for them a lot this semester and that was really a treat. I wish all the best to the children of the Bridge Class because I know they will go far!

Trecia Smith
Training Programs Intern
Spring 2016
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