Community Outreach

 

Brighton Ballet Theater has been known to serve the immigrant and economically challenged individuals of South Brooklyn. We proudly carry the name "Brighton Ballet Theater". New Yorkers identify Brighton Beach Avenue with Brighton Ballet Theater from the amount of multimedia coverage that the school has brought to this area.
I love my community because it unites everybody from all backgrounds and religions, and we all speak one language of dance. I'm surrounded by love and smiling faces, which is what my life is all about". This statement given by Irina Roizin at the Neighborhood Achievement Awards in 2005 clearly identifies with the rest of the Brighton Ballet Theater staff and students.

What BBT do for the Community? 

*We design large-scale programs that benefit the entire community and cooperate with such organizations as MetLife, the Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD), the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS), NYANA, Brooklyn Arts Council (BAC), New York City Department of Cultural Affairs (NYC DCA). 
*We lead Arts in Residency programs through DoE and conduct free CASA after-school programs
*We provide arts education, various lecture demonstrations, and enrichment activities at museums, colleges, libraries, and other local institutions.
*We bring dance, music, and other cultural activities to senior citizen centers across Brooklyn through the SU-CASA program that improves seniors' emotional and physical well-being and encourages artistic expression while also building community and cross-cultural understanding; 
*We participate in Brooklyn festivals and parades and give free performances at local venues like the Coney Island Aquarium. 
*We perform events such as The Nutcracker and World of Dance Festival. 


 For more than 35 years, we have been a cultural oasis, community partner, organizer of Theater for Young Audiences, and source of affordable dance training for children and adults.
If you would like to develop a relationship with us, don't hesitate to contact us at development.bbt@gmail.com.