Community Service Projects

Dr. Steiner is an active member of the community. She supports the Mission of Father Joe and fundraises for the City Ballet of San Diego.

Proceeds from our Gala fund City Ballet's education programs, which include:

Discover a Dancer program that provides free year-round ballet instruction for disadvantaged children and youth at risk. This program offers a creative alternative to violence, gang association substance abuse and leaving school early for low-income children.

Ballet Goes to School program offers a complete ballet education package for school children, including in-theater performances with teacher instruction packages and fun as well as informative in-school assemblies that give children a special, close-up look into the world of ballet. The current program of "The Ugly Duckling" offers an anti-bullying theme.

Outreach Programs are specially designed to make ballet accessible to everyone in San Diego County with free and low-cost concerts throughout the county. Additionally, City Ballet volunteers its services by participating in many art festivals each year, reaching even more of our population.

Summer Intensive is an annual 3-week summer program that offers dedicated, career-minded ballet students the opportunity to study with some of the finest ballet instructors assembled on the West Coast. Guest artists this summer include Maria Kowroski (prima ballerina with New York City Ballet), Paloma Herrera (prima ballerina with American Ballet Theatre) and Jonathan Stafford (formerly with New York City Ballet).

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