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The Ballet Alliance Ambassadors

Ambassadors are luminaries in the dance world who support the mission of The Ballet Alliance and are champions for our organization.

The Ballet Alliance endeavors to involve our Ambassadors in our Festivals, Summer Projects, our Professional Development lectures, and to give support, guidance, and advice to our Artistic Directors.


Ron Cunningham

Jeffrey Gribler

Nicholas Ade

Cynthia Lucas

Michael Vernon

Jill Eathorne Bahr

Emerging Choreography Mentorship

The Emerging Choreography Mentorship program has been created by The Ballet Alliance to further the craft by educating our own aspiring choreographers. These young choreographers receive vital assessment, suggestions and encouragement from one or two mentors specifically about their work, which may take place in process or when a work is finished or at both stages. Mentors work with member company artistic directors to establish a process that works best for each choreographer and company. The Emerging Choreography Mentors are chosen based on their established skill in the field, their dedication to the education of our young people, and their ability to inspire the next generation.

Mentors for the 2023/2024 Season:

Nicholas Ade

Nicole Comella

Emma Cong

Kiyon Ross

Beth Whelan

Hilary Wolfley

Festival 2024 Sponsors