Achievements & Awards
BBT is also proud of the following recognition and awards we have received:
Neighborhood Achievement Award
This award was presented by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg for BBT’s Theater for Young Audiences Program.
Council of the City of New York Award
BBT was recognized for “twenty years of exceptional service to our City” by Council Members Domenic M. Recchia, Jr., Michael Nelson and Christine Quinn.
Cultural & Arts Award
BBT’s Founder Irina Roizin received this award from Council Member Domenic M. Recchia, Jr. (47th District) and Shoreline Democratic Club “for her commitment to the South Brooklyn community, and to all of New York City.”
Assembly of the State of New York Proclamation
Alec Brook-Krasny of the Assembly of the State of New York honored BBT for working “tirelessly for 25 years to give every child the right to dance” and for its work “within our schools and greater Brooklyn community.”
Borough of Brooklyn Proclamation
Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz recognized BBT for “enriching the lives of Brooklyn’s most promising generation by fostering open expression and cultural exchange.”
Additionally, BBT has been featured in stories by the BBC, New York Times, ABC-TV, NBC News, Inside Edition, New York Daily News, New York Post, Russian Life magazine and Brooklyn Daily, among others.
Best Ballet School
World Ballet Art Competition (WBAC) Grand Prix in Canada awarded BBT the trophy for Best Ballet School.
Brooklyn Women of Distinction
Community Newspaper Group honored BBT Founder Irina Roizin by naming her in its annual list of 25 Brooklyn Women of Distinction.
City Council Citation
Community Board 1 - Staten Island recognized BBT Founder Irina Roizin as an "outstanding citizen" with a City Council Citation for her outstanding community service in Staten Island.
International Dance Council (CID)
Brighton Ballet Theater Co Inc. became a Member of the International Dance Council CID.
Read more on BBT's In the Media page.
"Cinderella" Ballet Premiere!
Edouard Kouchnarev adapted "Cinderella" ballet for young audience to the music of Italian opera composer Giuseppe Verdi and created a beautiful story of kindness and forgiveness.
Achievements & Awards
Brighton Ballet Theater dancers and the Brighton Ballet Company have had the distinct honor to perform at many of New York’s most prestigious venues, including Carnegie Hall, Madison Square Garden, The Javitz Center, Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center, Tribeca Performing Arts Center, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Brooklyn Academy of Music. We are frequently invited to participate in local parades, festivals, and other cultural celebrations as well.
Although competition is not our principal focus, our students do compete at the World Ballet Art Competition, Long Island Ballet Competition and the Youth America Grand Prix, where many BBT ensembles and individuals have won top awards in their age categories. BBT is very selective about the competitions in which we participate as we choose only those competitions with the most qualified judges, best masterclasses and greatest ability to build students’ resumes.