Scholarship Training Program
The Oklahoma City Ballet Yvonne Chouteau School’s scholarship training program seeks to discover talented dancers throughout Central Oklahoma and give opportunities to those who might not otherwise have them. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of need and talent. To apply, please contact Penny Askew at (405) 843-9898 or email@example.com.
The Oklahoma City Ballet Yvonne Chouteau School has discovered several talented students through our outreach programs (K-12 BalletReach, ArtsReach and community performances) who now train on scholarship.
“It has increased her self esteem and given her an outlet to do something that is beautiful and unique. Thank you so much for your kindness and generosity!”
– Quote from the parent of a scholarship student
Free and Discounted Tickets
Oklahoma City Ballet provides opportunities for community organizations serving underprivileged children and students to attend performances at a free or discounted group rate. Participating organizations have included Positive Tomorrows, Lennie Tolliver Alternative Care, Upward Bound, OKA+ schools, and Oklahoma City Public Schools. If your organization would like to participate, please contact Justin Seal at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Free Family Events for Matinee Performances
We offer special family activities before and after matinee performances geared toward enriching the ballet experience for children. Past activities have included Story Book Time with characters from the ballets, dance class presentations, participatory dance movement for younger children, photo booths, coloring projects, a costume dress up area and take-home activity books. We seek to make going to the ballet fun, informative and accessible for family members of all ages.
With generous support from Braum’s, Oklahoma City Ballet offers free milk and cookies and the opportunity for young ballet goers to meet the cast and get autographs after the Sunday matinees of family-oriented ballets.
Free Pre-Performance Lecture Series
Oklahoma City Ballet Artistic Director Robert Mills hosts special pre-show discussions about the evening’s performance for anyone wishing to attend, usually at Saturday evening performances. Lectures are followed by lively question and answer sessions with guest choreographers, re-stagers and lecturers on the topics of ballet, history, costumes, music and stagecraft.