AT A GLANCE
Years in existence: 2
Organizations served: Saint Katherine’s Special Education School, Overbrook School for the Blind, Associated Services for the Blind & Visually Impaired
Pennsylvania Ballet believes dance should be accessible to everyone, and that anybody can dance. In this unique partnership program, established in 2016 in collaboration with Art-Reach, dancers from Pennsylvania Ballet II, our second company and ambassadors to the community, partner with students from an organization serving the disability community to learn an original choreographed piece.
This collaboration has previously led to in-depth dance study for members of the blind community (Overbrook School for the Blind), and for young adults living with developmental and physical challenges (Saint Katherine’s Special Education School). During these collaborations, dancers from PBII and students from partner organizations come together for a multi-week rehearsal period, creating a new work and ending with an exciting and rewarding performance. This partnership program will expand in the upcoming year, offering classes at the Associative Services for the Blind & Visually Impaired and for children with Down Syndrome.