The mission of Gugulethu Ballet Project is to bring the art of classical ballet to the children and youth of South African townships. Through the study of ballet, including contemporary forms built upon classical foundations, children and youth learn personal discipline, respect for themselves and others, artistic expression, resilience, and focus.

Building on more than a decade of positive experience, Gugulethu Ballet Project has extended opportunities for exceptionally gifted youth from South African townships to study on scholarships in the United States and pursue professional careers. Such success stories inspire the next generation, especially as young professionals return to their communities to mentor and teach.


Join us! Monday, December 18
Gugulethu Ballet Project Benefit
A Conversation with Misty Copeland

Nourse Theater, San Francisco
Premium Seat Tickets are available on Eventbrite now!
Proceeds of these tickets will benefit the young dancers from the townships of South Africa. 

The Gugulethu Ballet Project unites art and service by partnering with dance communities to expand the opportunities of disadvantaged children in the townships of South Africa.


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