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Join us in supporting the Oh! BAA

 

Support The Ballet Arts Academy with Your Tax Deductible Donations

A not-for-profit tax exempt educational organization that seeks funding from the community for three purposes:

 

 

  • Tuition Scholarships for students with exceptional talent and enthusiasm who need financial support to continue their dance education through the Dancing Beyond Barriers program.

  • Performance Fund used to support public performances by The Ballet Arts Academy.

  • The Endowment Fund establishes a stable economic platform from which long range planning is made possible.

From its humble beginnings in 2005, the Oh! Ballet Arts Academy has grown to a powerful movement of Vaganova trained talent, with sold out audiences and contacts throughout the world. The young artists of Southern Maryland (St. Charles County) thirst for an opportunity to make a difference using the power of fine arts as their voices.

Southern Maryland is a fast growing community that has demonstrated its appreciation of the fine arts through its support of dance, song and theater. The BAA is cultivating young dancers and wowing audiences with professional performances of Russian Classical Ballet as it helps to close the artistic and cultural void of southern Maryland. This is the first time that such an academy has called Charles County ‘home’.

In 2010, Oscar Hawkins became involved with CSM performing arts. At that time, attendance rates rarely exceeded two hundred; even the Washington Ballet was not filling the house. But, when the BAA replaced the Washington Ballet at CSM, attendance skyrocketed to sold-out audiences.

 

The BAA’s Ballet Project brought in guest artists, teachers, and choreographic talents from Europe, local and from around the USA such as:

  •     Dancer Michelle Wiles, principal dancer from American Ballet Theater NY

  •     Dancer/Instructor Fernando Garcia, Juilliard, New York University and Alvin Ailey dancer and Preston Dugger, Broadway dancer from “Moving Out” and “Motown”,

  •     Soloist Dancer Samantha Figgins from Complexion dance Company,

  •     Choreographer Kelby Brown, Hollywood Choreographer and Cirque Du Soleil performer

  •     Dancer Kelly Cabrera, Celine Dion dancer and many others.

 

Recent BAA Venues demonstrate increased the number of attendees with;

  •     The Ballet Project at CSM 2009-2011: Sold Out

  •     Premiered of “Nutcracker” in 2011: 600 attendees

  •     Premiere of “Firebird” 2014 at Wise Performing Arts Theater: Sold Out 900 attendees.

  •     Premiere of “ICED” Winter Ballet 2014: 800 attendees

  •     “NUTCRACKER” 2016 at the Clarice Kay Theater: Sold Out 640 attendees

  •     "ICED  A WINTERS DREAM" 2018 at Bowie Performing Arts Theater: Sold Out 705 attendees

  •     "NUTCRACKER" 2019 at Bowie Performing Arts Theater: Sold Out 600 attendees

  •     "A WINTERS DREAM" 2020 at Kennedy Center Washington DC: Sold Out 1500 attendees

  •     "NUTCRACKER" 2021 at Bowie Performing Arts Theater: Sold Out 600 attendees

  •     "PAQUITA" SPRING GALA 2022 at Dancing On The Green Outdoor Theater: Sold Out 300 attendees

Thank you for supporting the Oh!

Prima Ballet Dancers 

$11,000 or More

Principal Dancers 

$5,000 - $10,000

Gisele Booker 

Ronald Booker  

Angela Clark

William Hawkins

Deborah Khraling

Virginia Navarro 

Charles County Arts Alliance

Maryland State Arts Council

Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission 

Adrian A. Hawkins

Caroline Hawkins

Tony Small

 Jessica Teutsch 

Rasta Thomas

Michelle Wiles

Soloists 

$500 - $5,000

Tanya Kirkland

Walter Smith