Pathways Program - Teaching Residencies in Schools

New Ballet holds residencies in schools providing weekly dance instruction to children either at their school, organization or the New Ballet studios. We have had an ongoing in-school residency program at Dunbar Elementary School in Orange Mound since 2008. Residencies are also held at Peabody Elementary, LaRose Elementary, Immaculate Conception Cathedral School, Sherwood Middle School, Booker T. Washington High School, and Grace St. Luke's School.

Public School educators can apply for funding for short in-school residencies through the Tennessee Arts Commission. Year long residencies are planned to provide a pathway to New Ballet and are grant subsidized. Private school residencies are tuition based with scholarships available.

If you are interested in partnering with New Ballet, contact Mary Golden(mary [at] newballet [dot] org) at 901.726.9225 for more information.

The Pathways Program is sponsored by:

  • The Hearst Foundations
  • Women's Foundation of Greater Memphis
  • The Thomas W. Briggs Foundation
  • The National Endowment for the Arts ArtWorks grant
  • Grizzlies (Mentoring)


New Ballet Teaching Artists in Dunbar Elementary, Lester Community Center and Belle Forest Community School.