The New Orleans Ballet Association (NOBA) in partnership with Chalmette Refining, L.L.C., and the St. Bernard Parish School Board, invite the community to attend a special performance at the 15th Annual Art in April Festival, featuring twenty-two young dancers of the St. Bernard After-School Ballet Program.
The free performance, to be held today, April 28 at 10:15 a.m., continues the program’s long history of performing at the Art in April Festival. Students of the St. Bernard After-School Ballet Program will be joined by participants of the award-winning NORDC/NOBA Center For Dance Pre-Professional and Senior Fitness Programs.
The St. Bernard After-School Ballet Program is designed to cultivate a child’s appreciation for the arts, while building self-esteem through challenges that speak to the child’s individual growth. Striving to serve children and their families, the New Orleans Ballet Association, Chalmette Refining, L.L.C., and the St. Bernard Parish School Board partnered in 1995 to offer this program for the youth of St. Bernard Parish.
The St. Bernard Parish After-School Ballet Program is funded by Chalmette Refining, L.L.C. and ExxonMobil, and is supported by a grant from the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism in cooperation with the Louisiana State Arts Council as administered by the St. Tammany Commission on Cultural Affairs, St. Tammany Parish.