Pathways Program - Teaching Residencies in Schools

New Ballet holds residencies in schools providing weekly dance instruction to children in their schools, organization, VIRTUALLY or at the New Ballet studios in Cooper Young. An ongoing in-school residency program at Dunbar Elementary School in Orange Mound was piloted in 2008 and formalized in 2009 with an original grant from the Community Foundation of Greater Memphis.

Residencies are also held at Peabody Elementary, LaRose Elementary, Immaculate Conception Cathedral School, Sherwood Middle School, Booker T. Washington High School, Overton High and Grace St. Luke's School.

Public School educators can apply for funding for week or month long in-school residencies through the Tennessee Arts Commission. Year long residencies are planned to provide a pathway to New Ballet and are school or 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.