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Ballet des Amériques honored by Westchester County Executive Robert Astorino

On the occasion of the 5th anniversary fundraising gala for the benefit of the professional dance company of Ballet des Amériques, Westchester County Executive Robert P. Astorino issued a proclamation recognizing the work of Westchester’s premier ballet company as a substantial contribution to the art and culture of our community. The County Executive made special mention of the company’s world-class performances as well as its community outreach program “Ballet is Not Pink.” The proclamation furthermore recognizes the work of the pre-professional ballet school of Ballet des Amériques in training and educating students to the level of professional dancers.

Director Carole Alexis, the company dancers as well as the faculty and staff of the ballet school are deeply honored by this acknowledgment and wish to thank Country Executive Robert Astorino and his administration for recognizing the importance of the arts for the development of a vibrant community and for supporting its practitioners through word and deed.


Established in 2011 in Port Chester, New York, Ballet des Amériques operates both a professional dance company and a pre-professional ballet school with the mission of 1) developing and attracting audiences locally, regionally, nationally and internationally with dance performances featuring original choreographies by director Carole Alexis and 2) training and educating students to the level of professional dancers who are able, upon graduation, to pursue dance careers with the world’s greatest companies. 

About Ballet des Amériques School & Company, Inc.

Hans-Jakob Wilhelm, Ph.D. Board Chair, Ballet des Amériques School & Company, Inc.