Joan's FSBT Fundraiser

A fundraiser for First State Ballet Theatre

$1,140 raised from 12 donors

$500 goal

I’m Joan Beatson.

I’m fundraising for First State Ballet Theatre.

Hi Everyone! Being a part of FSBT is really special to me - it's enabled me to express myself, meet and work with wonderful and inspiring people, and teach very special young people who share my passion for ballet. I am proud to be a part of something that has a tremendous impact on our community and on the entire state of Delaware.

Today FSBT will receive additional dollars from the Delaware Division of the Arts based on the NUMBER of donations we receive - the more people who participate, the greater the amount that FSBT will be eligible for from the DDOA's stretch pool of $175,000.

THANK YOU and if you have a minute, please check out the video to learn more about FSBT.

About First State Ballet Theatre

Mission: To present ballet boldly to Delaware To enrich our community with live professional performances To inspire and educate dancers and audiences of the future To connect local youth with a creative, inclusive movement experience

Now in its 22st season, First State Ballet Theatre is Delaware’s only professional ballet company and serves thousands of Delawareans each year through our performances, our school, and our outreach programs. FSBT’s performing artists come from around the world to dance in our mainstage season at The Grand Opera House and other performances statewide. The School of FSBT is Delaware’s leader in classical ballet training and was recently named in the Top 5% of U.S. Ballet Academies by an independent study at Northeastern University. In 2019 FSBT created the National Ballet Competition, which awards thousands of dollars in scholarships for aspiring dancers to prestigious summer programs around the country. FSBT's outreach programs serve thousands of Delawareans with low-cost or free dance instruction and lecture-demos in schools and community centers statewide.