Les Grands Ballets’ commitment and unique, ground-breaking approach to giving back to the community where it has such strong roots have given rise to a number of initiatives. Reflecting the company’s values of inclusion, solidarity and mutual assistance, that commitment takes several forms: sharing the art of dance with children who are sick or hail from disadvantaged communities, working to enhance the well-being of the most disadvantaged and vulnerable members of society, including differently abled young adults in Grands Ballets work experiences and, finally, making the arts—and ballet in particular—as widely accessible as possible.
The Nutcracker Fund is a perfect example. This educational program has shared the magic of the famous ballet with less-fortunate children for 23 years.
Did you know that … ?
- Over 1,500 underprivileged students take part every year in more than 200 educational workshops.
- 2,800 children from foundations and schools in disadvantaged communities are invited to attend free and exclusive performances of The Nutcracker. Over 33,000 children have taken part since the program was created.