BALLET RENAISSANCE

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Mr. Radoslaw Kokoszka & Ms. Brianna Furnish, Co-Directors

 

Ballet Renaissance - Something Special

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Mission

Ballet Renaissance is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to educating and inspiring youth and the community through the art of classical ballet.

History

Born out of Furnish's personal and professional experiences, Ballet Renaissance has a 18 year history of building bridges that span urban and suburban communities, uniting individuals in common vision. Sustaining the traditional, Ballet Renaissance remains open to new visions of hope and creative solutions for today's problems. A long history of  alliances with  various artists and organizations, has poised Ballet Renaissance for its current partnerships. In 2006, after dancing professionally in New York, Mr. Radoslaw Kokoszka, joined Furnish as Co-Director. . Most recently Furnish and Kokoszka have expanded Ballet Renaissance's scope and mission by establishing a new branch of Ballet Renaissance in northern Colorado.

 

Testimonials

"There is always that one teacher you will always remember who helped to change your life. Brianna Furnish and Ballet Renaissance is that for me. When I was a teenager and all I wanted to do was dance my heart out, she provided me a means of expression and a platform to do so through classical ballet. Ms. Brianna (affectionately known by her students) helped to foster my creativity through strong support, mentorship and friendship. Had she and Ballet Renaissance not been in my life, I don't think I would have reached the successes I have today."

 

—Ms. Naima Mora, America's Next Top Model 2005, BR Alumna

 

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""We have enjoyed performances by Ballet Renaissance for the past nine years... Ballet Renaissance provides a wonderful opportunity for students of all ages, and backgrounds to gain affordable, professional ballet training and performance opportunities... The whole process, we are pleased to note, is characterized by love, support, safety and appreciation of all who participate. We are enthusiastic supporters of this fine arts organization."

 

—Dr. and Mrs. Philip Clampitt

Ballet Renaissance Supporters

 

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"This program offers a wonderful foundation for dancers and cultivates their growth. I am amazed every time I hear my girls using the correct & proper terminology of the positions and movements of ballet! Their grace is beautiful & it's attributed to the wonderfully talented instructors at Ballet Ren! I can't say enough about having this jewel right here in the city of Detroit! I don't have to drive far distances to get to this program..it's right here! The culture & arts that my daughters are exposed to right here in their backyard is fabulous. From this, they have such a positive image of Detroit that unfortunately so many others don't have. We do our best to spread the word of Ballet Renaissance. It's definitely been a treasure to us, our family & friends!"

 

— Ms. Andrea Henson

Ballet Renaissance Parent

 

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"Three years ago Ballet Renaissance came to Northern Colorado and changed my family's life. At first, only my daughter took lessons. She enjoyed the camaraderie and the structure of the classes greatly, and she soon blossomed... Their kind and disciplined classical teaching technique both inspired my daughter to a greater love for the art of ballet and moved her to higher levels of proficiency. Not long after, my sons became interested in dance and joined a boys' class they were followed by my husband, who had no previous dance experience. In addition to the excellent training the dancers receive, a wonderful sense of community and support flourishes within Ballet Renaissance. I have loved watching my family perform together and have witnessed their joy and satisfaction with each successful recital."

 

—Ms. Kim Fitzpatrick

Ballet Renaissance Parent

 

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"My daughter has been dancing with Ballet Renaissance for the past three years... Little did we realize how much BR would help Maggie grow in more ways than just her dance. Her travel from the suburbs to Detroit downtown has allowed her to navigate the city and become comfortable there, as well as to meet a group of teens from different schools who share her love of dance. She's discovered the art of partnering as well as new exciting ballet techniques. In the past year, she has started to assistant teach with a few classes of the younger dancers. She now feels, not only a part of this "family", but committed to its mission."

 

—Ms. Anne Stafford

Ballet Renaissance Parent

 

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"Ballet Renaissance has been very instrumental in the Detroit community.... My daughter Chloe has been a member of the school since she was three years old. Her confidence, showmanship, technical skills, love of classical music, and ability to perform on a grand stage are all fruits of her experiences at Ballet Renaissance ... I love their dedication, professionalism, commitment, and their experience is unrivaled."

 

—Ms. Carrie Wright

Ballet Renaissance Parent

 

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"Fall/Winter 2011 was the 1st time my 2 daughters ever took a ballet class. I was so proud of them, and could see the enjoyment in their faces as they'd come home every Wednesday night and show me all the positions, and then teach their little 3 year old sister. Even she knows the names of the positions, and tries to practice with them at home. The ultimate joy for me was seeing my 2 girls on stage for the winter performance at the Charles H. Wright African American museum. I admit there were more than a few tears shed as I watched them dance. I am most grateful that Ballet Renaissance has an outreach program at my daughter's school. Otherwise, I am sure they would have never had this opportunity to experience this beautiful art."

 

—Ms Sheri D. Conaway

Ballet Renaissance Outreach Program Parent

 

 

 

 

 

News

"I've been very pleased.… It's like a jewel in the city,"

Andrea Henson of Detroit, Parent

 

-Detroit Free Press 2012

 

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"She was very shy, but she loved it, and she blossomed and loves coming here"

 

-Onnie Jacque of Detroit, Parent

-Detroit Free Press 2012

 

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"Ballet with a positive core"

 

- National Dance Teacher Magazine 2004

 

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"In Ballet Renaissance children aren't just moving their feet.

They are moving their hearts and souls to the rafters--

to the music of Tchaikovsky and other classical masters"

 

-Detroit News 2001

 

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“The rebirth of Detroit and dance go hand in hand. We have so much talent

and passion here. We feel it is important to empower the voice and the talent

and the energy and the spirit of the community of Detroit”

 

-Brianna Furnish, Founder

-Detroit News 2001

 

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"Through her company Ballet Renaissance, performer and instructor

Brianna Furnish is taking steps to expose classical dance to

a wider, more diverse community"

 

-Hour Detroit 1998

 

 

 

 

 

"In Ballet Renaissance children aren't just moving their feet.

They are moving their hearts and souls to the rafters--

to the music of Tchaikovsky and other classical masters"

Ballet Renaissance is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization