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December 23, 2016

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Russell Murphy

THE STORY:

Ballet Tech Foundation wrote -

Dear Ballet Tech Friends,

When I was in the 4th grade, a group of staff members from Ballet Tech visited my school in Brooklyn. New to ballet, I never imagined that I would be selected for their part-time program where I learned the basics of the dance form. Yet, I excelled and one year later was enrolled as a full-time student and undertaking dance classes every day. I grew up at Ballet Tech, starting as a feeble 4th grader into a grizzled high school senior. Each year, I learned more and I trained with some of the most celebrated dancers in New York City. I feel blessed for this education that cost my parents absolutely nothing.

But, what do I do now? A dancer you ask? No! I am a professional footballer most recently closing out my rookie season for the Tulsa Roughnecks soccer team. Playing professionally has always been my dream and unquestionably, it is BALLET TRAINING that massively contributed to getting me here.

Ballet Tech gave me the physical training as well as the determination to go into the world and do anything I wanted. As ballet students we are competitive with each other and ourselves. Who jumps the highest? Who can execute most pirouettes? We condition our bodies and our minds. I learned early on how to push through stressful and challenging situations in and out of the studio.

I thank Ballet Tech for where I am today. While I practice now on the field and not in the studio, it is with the same tenacity I approach my vocation. And it all started with one audition.

Join me and bring dance to the next generation by donating to our Audition Campaign today! Your help will provide funding for audition staff, travel and arrangements. New York City is full of incredible kids. Who knows what young star your support will uncover!

Devin Morgan, Ballet Tech Class of 2011

Devin was a good kid to have around. We are all so proud of his accomplishments and thank him for putting into words what ballet training did for him and how it can help  everyone.

My goal is $1,000, which it was in 2013 & 2014.  In 2013 you helped me reach 25.9% of my goal and 43.2% in 2014.  I did not get it together for 2015 due to the death of my Mother, but I am back this year and hope that you will help me reach my personal goal which will make it easier for the organization to reach thier goal.

Thank you.

Russell

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To This Fundraiser

$329

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $50

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  • Emilia Grimudo

    $25

  • Shari and Sarah

    $25

  • Braginsky Family

    $104

  • Tracey Sandilands

    $25

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33% Raised of $1,000 Goal

The Team: $5,818 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Ballet Tech Foundation

Amount Raised

$3,213

 

16% Raised of $20,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Maggie Christ

Amount Raised

$1,956

Fundraiser Title

Russell Murphy

Amount Raised

$329

 

33% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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Gina Minutella

Amount Raised

$175

 

18% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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Melissa Quigley

Amount Raised

$145

Donor Comments

Tracey Sandilands

Tracey Sandilands

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Braginsky Family

Braginsky Family

DONATION: $104

2 years ago

Shari and Sarah

Shari and Sarah

DONATION: $25

David 2 years ago

Emilia Grimudo

Emilia Grimudo

DONATION: $25

David 2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

for the next generation 2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

For all the boys like me, but so they don't have to wait until high school to start training. 2 years ago