TheEdwardMorganBallet

"Students in his intermediate-level class display the work ethic          and commitment of professional dancers. They are extremely             disciplined"          - Dance Teacher Magazine
Outreach performances have included Hostos, Lehman, Hunter Colleges, Jacob Javits Center, Columbia University, Bronx Museum, The Children's Museum of Manhattan, The Harlem Tutorial Program, The Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration at Bronx High School for the Visual Arts, and Florence Gould Hall. The children were featured on television in a special dance presentation in the NYC Village Halloween Parade, and New York 1's New Yorker Of The Week. Students were selected from NYC to travel to San Antonio, Texas, to perform at The Carver Cultural Community Center, produced by Joseph Alexander. The program has also been extended internationally to children in Charleroi, Belgium, and at the Centre Social et Culturel des Fossés-Jean, in Colombes, France.
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Centers and Schools Affiliations Past & Present
PS 111 Adolph S. Ochs School
P.S. 55 Benjamin Franklin School

C.E.S. 90 George Meany School

Goddard Riverside Community Center
The Mercy Center
PS/IS 218 Rafael Hernandez School
Family Preservation Center
Church of the Holy Apostles

Citizens Advice Bureau

This was the first serious Ballet Outreach Program in New York City.
TheEdwardMorganBallet Bronx Outreach Program began in a community garden kept by Melanie Rodriguez. It was commissioned by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs through its Community Arts Development Program, in which Marie Artesi was the director. 

In 2001, The New York Times

published a Sunday Arts and Leisure article which began

as follows:       



"Classical music spills out onto a dull street in the Bronx, mingling with unexpected sweetness with the sounds of merengue down the block.



Just inside the ShermaAvenue

Community Garden, the finishing touches are being put on the impromptu wood stage that has just gone up. Two sleek young ballet dancers arch and spin in rehearsal, watched not only by their choreographer but also by passers-by, a woman leaning out of a window across the street and men and women of all ages who have gathered to see these exotic flowers growing in their community garden."        

                            -New York Times

Instruction to all students is provided free of charge so that family income does not determine opportunity. If you care to support this endeavor, you may send a tax-deductible contribution made out to The EdwardMorgan Ballet and write "Outreach Program" on the description line. Click on the Contact Us page on this website for the address.
Marie Artesi Pictured Above Former Director New York City
Cultural Affairs Community Arts Programming

THE MANHATTAN PROJECT
The Manhattan Project is dedicated to working with children ages
12 - 18 years old in under-served communities. Our goal is to fortify emotional, physical, psychosocial, and artistic growth and development through dance. We are committed to helping each program participant come into confident possession of their innate talent, and establish values that will allow them to grow into responsible adults, and act with compassion and humanity.

Mr. Morgan has always held a strong commitment and priority for sharing dance with young people, encouraging and allowing each dancer to express their individuality, while learning to become part of
an ensemble.
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