The performing arts continuously face the ongoing problem for correct instruction to train classical ballet students Performing Arts Cultural Exchange's mission is to increase professional training for classical ballet. We want to make an immediate impact on those communities which would not be able to realize correct classical ballet training without our program.
The program will encourage training that prevents injury to students by utilizing the Vaganova Teaching Method - this system of training is the most thoroughly researched, scientifically based, physiologically correct and effective Ballet Training Program devised, and one whose details must be preserved as a legacy to future generations of Ballet Artists.
The Peggy Willis Classical Ballet Scholarship Award Program
It has been exactly three years to the day since we lost my sister Peggy Willis-Aarnio who was an immense force for the education and training of classical ballet teachers Internationally. Peggy’s lifelong dream was for every ballet student to be able to have access to studying and learning classical ballet no matter their financial circumstance. It is with sincere pride that I inform you we are now realizing that dream by establishing:
The Peggy Willis Classical Ballet Scholarship Award Program, in her honor and memory.
We founded The Performing Arts Exchange to create training programs and provide teaching scholarships to teachers and student scholarships to students across the world. We would like your support to provide a donation for the study within these three areas:
- Student Scholarships As an aspiring student, you can apply for a scholarship to receive classical ballet training that will enable you to become a classical dancer in the elite Vaganova Classical Dance method. You will work with your school to provide an audition video. We will identify candidate students to award scholarships to cover their classes.
- Teacher scholarships As a teacher passionate about preserving classical ballet, you can apply for a scholarship to receive for Year One 12-Week Webinar Course on the fundamentals of teaching the elite Vaganova Classical Dance method. You will first fill out the scholarship application and provide a video of your teaching environment. We will identify candidate teachers to award scholarships to cover their Year One teaching course and materials.
- Classical Ballet Teaching Materials – The Willis Ballet Instructional Videos & Educational Materials Awarded to Teachers and Educational Institutions Peggy Willis dedicated her life and the past 40 years to acquiring technical pedagogical training for the Teaching Method and creating these elite classical ballet teaching materials. Performing Arts Cultural Exchange Foundation has acquired these training materials to train and educate teachers and students to succeed in Vaganova Classical Dance.