Diversity Project for Cultural Arts
"New Ballet Ensemble is another example of how Memphis is charting a new course for cultural arts. Established in 2002, the school sprang from founder Katie Smythe’s vision to offer children from various socio-economic and racial backgrounds the benefits of ballet training on the level that was traditionally reserved for those who could afford the best. Its mission is to provide opportunity for all with the core beliefs that children from different backgrounds can and should enrich each other’s lives, arts education should address the whole child, all students should dance regardless of their ability to pay, and dance training opens pathways to college."
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Sub CategoriesDIVERSITY: Diversity and the ArtsDIVERSITY: ArtisticDIVERSITY: African American / Black CommunityDIVERSITY: Latino / HispanicDIVERSITY: Asian AmericanDIVERSITY: EducationDIVERSITY: Socio-Economic Status