The pilot for Protégé, Ballet Renaissance’s new initiative to inspire and reward commitment to classical training in particularly talented students, regardless of financial circumstance, resumes in both Colorado and Michigan this spring, thanks to a continuing partnerships with Presbyterian Community Church of the Rockies, Boys & Girls Clubs of Larimer County, Nichols School and Tindal Recreation Center.
Pilot programs for Protégé have been successful and give Ballet Renaissance a better sense of what it will take to launch Protégé on a larger scale.
Protégé students are expected to work in a careful and meticulous manner during class-time and to attend classes consistently. Protégé students are hand-picked based on focus and commitment, and must meet specific criteria.
Protégé is a full scholarship training program for qualifying students and parallels the time-honored model of rewarding talent and commitment to classical studies, prevalent throughout the professional classical training community. This model enables the development of a high-quality training pool, while simultaneously eliminating financial barriers that might otherwise prohibit particularly talented and committed students from studying.