Welcome To The Gambia Ballet Factory


The Gambia Ballet Factory strives to build a ballet school in The Gambia that would offer professional training of an international standard to ballet dancers in West Africa .

Interest in Classical Ballet is growing all across Africa and potential African ballerinas, ballet dancers, ballet teachers & choreographers now have a number of inspirational role models from the international world of classical ballet.

We aim to empower young girls and use ballet to spread the word that educating girls can transform societies

Classical Ballet School Development Project In West Africa

The story of Michaela DePrince’s journey from poverty in an orphanage in war torn Sierra Leone to prima ballerina at the Dutch National Ballet is an inspiration to young girls all over West Africa.

Her portrayal of strength, self-reliance, confidence and power are the key elements of female empowerment that we want young girls in Gambia to aspire to and identify with.

Ballet Development Project In Schools In The Gambia, West Africa

ballet-lessons-africaAt the Gambia Ballet Factory, we use the grace and beauty of ballet to inspire and educate disadvantaged young women and girls here in Africa.

The Gambia Ballet Factory offers free ballet lessons to girls who show talent or commitment and is dedicated to creating a world-class standard for ballet classes, lessons, training, tuition, performance education and expression in The Gambia, West Africa.

Ballet Development Workshops Using Story Telling & Musical Appreciation

Ballet, Education & Literacy We also run a number of workshops at local schools, youth clubs and community centres in Gambia that give underprivileged girls and young women a chance to experience ballet lessons, ballet classes, watch ballet film shows and participate in ballet and musical appreciation workshops.

Our community ballet programs introduces participants to ballet and identifies girls suitable for formal training through our annual ballet scholarships and ballet mentor program.

Empowering & Inspiring Young Girls With A Ballet Education

When girls are educated, they gain the skills, knowledge and confidence to break the cycle of poverty. An educated girl will marry later, have fewer, healthier children, and will earn more money that she can re-invest in her family and community.

Our mission is to help them to expand their horizons, explore their creativity and build the friendships, confidence, self esteem and discipline to live a better life.

Ballet School Scholarships, Grants & Funding In Africa

Attracting sponsorship, donations, volunteers or funding for a ballet development program in Africa is challenging and time consuming.

With dedication, a great team effort, planning and strategy, our fund raisers are raising money and collecting ballet shoes, ballet DVDs and Ballet books to support our ballet, dance and community development projects across Gambia. Play a part in our Gambian ballet and dance development projects:

Share Your Passion For Ballet With The Gambia Ballet Factory

Our ballet introduction and education program in The Gambia is entirely funded by donations, project grants and philanthropic support.

We are happy to receive volunteers, sponsorship, funding or donations of anything involving ballet, dance and the performing arts.

Make a donation now and help us get the next generation moving!