"When a dancer comes on stage, he is not just a blank slate... Behind him he has all the decisions he has made in life... You are looking at the person he is, the person who, at this point, he cannot help but be... Exceptional dancers, in my experience, are also exceptional people... people with an attitude toward life, a kind of quest... They know who they are and they show this to you, willingly." - Mikhail Baryshnikov
As a part of Roanoke Ballet Theater, I am privileged to work with exceptional people everyday. They are exceptional in their dedication, in their work ethic, in their kindness, and their passion for the fine art of dance.
In a world which can seem so full of instant gratification, self adoration, and get rich quick schemes, it is admirable and refreshing to work with a group of artists who have not only dedicated themselves to a single goal from a young age; but, who continue to do so, day after day, month after month regardless of physical, emotional, or financial hardship.
Please consider giving towards this valuable organization - any gift no mater how small or large goes a long way towards achieving our goal to pursue our art and share that with the rest of the world.
If you do feel inclined to donate, I encourage you to give on our most important Give Day of Wed., March 16th. Again, no matter the size of donations we recieve, it is the amount of supporters from all areas of the country and walks of life which makes a difference!
Thank you so very much for considering us in your generosity!