For more than 20 years, our school has transformed the lives of thousands of students; it is fitting that our story began with a transformation as well.
In 1992, we opened Eastern Connecticut Ballet in what was once a thriving garden center, set among the flowering apple orchards of East Lyme. With hard work, we nurtured our newly formed school and encouraged our budding young artists to grow and excel as dancers.
As the seasons passed, we established deep roots in the surrounding community and strong partnerships with other arts organizations, schools, social service agencies and civic groups. Today our curriculum attracts students from across the state, and teachers from around the world.
Like a garden, our organization requires effort, dedication and continued support to ensure its future vitality. When you support the ECB’s Annual Fund and contribute to our scholarship program, you are helping a young dancer’s dreams come true. You also are extending an invitation to thousands of school children who will have the transformative experience of attending a live performance of a classic ballet or a program in their school.
Your generosity will ensure that ECB can continue to cultivate programs for everyone here in Eastern Connecticut. A thriving Annual Fund will support existing programs and serve as seed money to nurture innovative new programs as well.
Our children are our future; as the next generation, they will determine what the world will look like. At ECB, we are committed to our founding mission: cultivating dancers whose artistry will inspire and transform others for many seasons to come.