The Gambia Ballet Factory offers free and subsidised ballet classes and lessons to disadvantaged girls in The Gambia, West Africa. We are using the grace and beauty of ballet to inspire, empower and educate underprivileged young girls and are spreading the word that educating girls can transform societies in Africa.
We give underpriveliged children in Gambia the opportunity to discover ballet through dance, music, acting and story telling in our workshops and after school activities. We are committed to educating and inspiring future generations of ballet dancers and audiences in West…Read more
Makadif manages a number of female self reliance, empowerment and education initiatives in The Gambia that advise women on micro finance, family planning, reproductive health, illiteracy, FGM, etc. We are always on the look out for teaching aids and role models for our classes, events and…Read more
Attracting sponsorship, donations, volunteers or funding for a ballet development project in Africa is challenging and time consuming. We are a loose collective of ballet enthusiasts based in The Gambia in West Africa. We started out as a social group that used to…Read more
Ballet Development In West Africa Michaela DePrince’s journey from an orphanage in the war-torn West African country of Sierra Leone to prima ballerina and principal dancer at the Dutch National Ballet is particularly relevant to young girls all over West Africa. Michaela…Read more
Ballet Outreach & School Development In Africa Our ballet outreach mission is to help young disadvantaged and underprivileged girls in Gambia to expand their horizons, explore their creativity and build the friendships, confidence, self esteem and discipline to live a…Read more
Ballet Classes For Nursery & Primary Schools The Gambia Ballet Factory runs free 3 day ballet dance and educational workshops in local nursery and primary schools in Gambia that introduces the basic concepts of classical ballet, movement, music appreciation, rhythm…Read more
Ballet Has Decided is a movement that uses ballet, dance and the performing arts as a tool for social and human development in the areas of peace-building, health promotion, children’s rights, girls'education, anti-discrimination and social integration across Africa.
We call on artistic directors, designers, dancers, choreographers and other members of the international dance and ballet community to come together and develop, deliver and support innovative and sustainable ballet outreach projects in communities that are the most in need.
Please follow the links below for more information on the sponsors and supporters who are contributing to the continued success of the Gambia Ballet Factory and follow the link to find out more about the work of Ballet Has Decided.
We are thrilled to be working with Rosy Nevard who is the founder of Nova Grace Productions which uses ballet educational and outreach performances and workshops to raise awareness of specific social problems such as mental illness, HIV and child…Read more
We are thrilled to have the support of Marcelle Pulleine and her family and friends in Geelong, Australia. Marcelle is collecting new and used ballet shoes, costumes and educational materials for us in Australia Marcelle Pulleine is trained in classical…Read more
We are extremely grateful to Ray Lindsey of the Pennsylvania Ballet. for his kind donation of music for our ballet workshops in Gambia, West Africa. Ray Lindsey has played for dance companies all over the United States, including Kansas City Ballet, Minnesota…Read more
The Gambia Ballet Factory is excited and thrilled to have the ongoing support of Veron Shen of the Funky Dance Academy based in Singapore. We have recently received 6 parcels od ballet shoes and costumes that Veron has collected for…Read more
We are extremely grateful to have the support of Karla Bray and the staff of Capezio in London and their kind donation of pointe ballet shoes. Capezio is London’s largest dance wear store, spread over two floors and located right…Read more
We are thrilled to have the support of Maggie Purr of The Stamford Welland School of Dancing in Stanford, Lincolnshire which is one of the UK’s oldest and most established dancing schools offering ballet, tap, modern and hip hop. We have recently received over…Read more