Relevé means “to rise”. Through this program, we provide ballet training to 280 students from three Milwaukee Public Schools. Students in 3rd, 4th and 5th grades from ALBA Elementary School, Allen-Field Elementary School, and Milwaukee Parkside School for the Arts begin a three-year ballet training program with a weekly class in our downtown studio.

In addition to their weekly ballet classes, the young dancers can watch our Company dancers in class and rehearsal, giving them the chance to see what a professional dancer’s day is like! We give all students their own pair of ballet shoes and students in 4th and 5th grades are loaned ballet clothing. The program includes additional enrichment activities such as free tickets to our Student Matinee Series, a Ballet-in-a-Box performance and an end-of-year recital at their schools celebrating their growth and featuring dancers from the Milwaukee Ballet II Program.

Dedicated, focused and talented students are invited to attend the Relevé Summer Program or Milwaukee Ballet School & Academy’s summer maintenance program. Once they graduate from 5th grade, they have the opportunity to receive a full scholarship to Milwaukee Ballet School & Academy for as long as they would like to dance.

With gratitude, Relevé is supported by the United Performing Arts Fund, MPS Partnership for the Arts & Humanities, The Gardner Foundation and Jane Bradley Pettit Foundation.

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