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The Ballet Alliance Ambassadors

Ambassadors are luminaries in the dance world who agree to be champions for our organization. The Ballet Alliance will endeavor to involve Ambassadors in the annual Festival & The Summer Project whenever possible.

Our Ambassadors agree to give advice, be a public face, and open doors for our organization as needed. There are no monetary fees associated with being an Ambassador.  Each year, Ambassadors will be contacted by the TBA Board Chair to discuss continuing in the role for the following year.

2021/2022 Ambassadors

Ron Cunningham

Deborah Hadley

Jeffrey Gribler

Nicholas Ade

Michael Vernon

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Emerging Choreography Mentorship

This program has been created by The Ballet Alliance to help cull emerging works down to 1 or 2 per company. Our Emerging Choreographers will get valuable feedback on their work from one or two Mentors.  Additionally, the Mentors will assist Member Company Artistic Directors in ranking the various pieces for each company.  These various forms of feedback benefit the Emerging Choreographers and Artistic Directors in preparing for their annual in-person evaluation every spring.

Mentors for the 2021/2022 Season:

David Arce, MCB

Emma Cong, Ballet Yuma

Beth Whelan, Columbia Dance

Hilary Wolfley, BYU

Festival 2022 Sponsors