CATALYST

Supporting Black dance students as they advance towards professional ballet careers.

CATALYST

Supporting Black dance students as they advance towards professional ballet careers.

CATALYST

CATALYST is a partnership program between Terminus Modern Ballet Theatre (TMBT) and Dance Canvas. The program strives to elevate the beauty, power, and reach of the ballet art form by supporting Black dance students as they advance towards professional ballet careers. 

Black dancers are historically underrepresented in professional ballet companies. This lack of representation is the result of systemic barriers to access, and harms not only individual dancers, but the entire profession, by limiting ballet’s talent pool and potential audience. To counter this, CATALYST provides talented Black dance students with high-level technical training, mentorship, and career development - all on full scholarship.

Program participants take part in rigorous technical ballet training at the Terminus Modern Ballet School that is integrated in current curriculum and receive career planning and professional and personal mentorship through Dance Canvas. This holistic combination of coursework, mentorship, and financial support is vital to eliminate barriers. It offers essential empowerment to young Black ballet dancers as they move forward towards professional ballet careers, and onto professional stages.

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CONTACT US

75 Bennett Street NW
Suite A2
Atlanta, GA 30309
Christine Welker,
Education Director
c.welker@terminus-mbt.com
Summer Intensive student poses in arabesque outdoors
Summer Intensive student lunges outdoors
Summer Intensive students casually pose outdoors
Four aspiring dancers stand in fifth position.

Empowering & generating a creative culture of growing artists.

At Terminus, we provide a holistic training approach that is unique to each young dancers’ talents, with the ultimate goal of getting these aspiring black artists to the professional ballet stage.

Teacher leading students at the ballet barre.

Mentoring and career building using the DC NEXT curriculum.

Dance Canvas nurtures leadership, fosters artist professionalism, and teaches career goal setting skills to allow young artists to be successful "both onstage and backstage".

CATALYST PARTNERS

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Are students required to attend Terminus School's summer intensive as a prerequisite?

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What level of dance should students have to qualify for the CATALYST program?

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Will transportation be provided to CATALYST students?

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How will students be notified if they've been accepted to the CATALYST program?

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What classes will CATALYST students take as part of the program?

CONTACT US

Christine Welker | Education Director