CYB raising funds to assist CYB guest artists in Puerto Rico impacted by Hurricane Maria

About the Project

All Charlotte Youth Ballet Guest Artists from Puerto Rico are seriously affected by Hurricane Maria.  There is no water in most areas and no power on the entire island.  Fuel is limited and travel is treacherous due to downed power lines.

Many of our guest artists have lost their homes and all of their personal belongings, CYB has had a guest relationship with artists from Puerto Rico since our inception 36 years ago.  Our current principals are Marena Perez, Odemar Ocasio, Aureo Andino, Jose Rodriquez, Laura Valentin, Tatiana Rodriquez, Francisco Rivera Bermudez, Estavalier Olivieri, and Elmer Perez.  These extraordinary artists are amazingly talented, great role models for our children – and wonderful people.

PLEASE CONSIDER MAKING A DONATION.  If you have ever seen a CYB Production, you know the talent and beauty of these professionals.  If you have not seen them perform, but have a love of arts and compassion for those in need, please consider a donation.  Thank you.

The monies collected in this fund will be distributed when we know how best they should be applied.   The CYB Board has direct contact with extended family members in Georgia and Texas who are in contact with our wonderful guest artists. Donations will help fund basic necessities.  100% of monies collected will be distributed to our artists equitably.

www.charlotteyouthballet.org

Charlotte Youth Ballet Vision: We are the premier youth ballet in the Southeast, known for our community education outreach, the versatility of our repertoire, the excellence of our performances, and the ability to spearhead partnerships with other local arts groups. We want to continue to attract, develop, and encourage the best of talents of middle and high school dancers. We are known for our committed volunteers and patrons.

Charlotte Youth Ballet Mission: The Charlotte Youth Ballet enriches the community through a non-profit, innovative regional ballet company that provides dancers an opportunity to perform in professional-level productions. By merging youths and professionals, the CYB introduces ballet to diverse audiences to foster a life-long support of the arts. Our History The Charlotte Youth Ballet has had a long history in the Carolinas, going back over 35 years. Born out of the dream of Charlotte legend Gay Porter, the Charlotte Youth Ballet produced its first The Nutcracker in 1982.  

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