Les Grands Ballets is actively involved in the community, striving to be an institution for all. This commitment is illustrated by a series of initiatives:
Free performances for better access to the arts:
- As part of the Nutcracker Fund, we invited 2,800 young people in vulnerable situations to attend an educational matinee of The Nutcracker on December 19, and 1,400 of them took part in visual arts and dance workshops held in 62 underprivileged schools selected by Une école montréalaise pour tous.
- 270 seniors facing loneliness or living with Alzheimer's or Parkinson's disease were invited to La Dame aux Camélias last October, thanks to our Gratitude and Generosity series. 200 teenagers suffering from bullying and mental health issues will also attend Giselle next May.
- 50 CEGEP students attended La Dame aux Camélias free of charge as part of the Aisenstadt Youth Fund. 80 additional students will also be invited to Cantata next March.
Free master classes to prepare the next generation
- Since the start of the season, more than 100 young dancers from Montreal, Sherbrooke and Quebec City have been able to participate in a master class offered by our dancers, thanks to the support of the RBC Foundation. Eight more classes will be offered before next summer, so that our dancers can continue to share their passion and expertise.
We would like to thank our generous donors and partners who make our initiatives a reality.
You too can participate in our efforts to provide inclusive access to the arts.