Below is what hospice says!
I wanted to thank you and your dance team for bringing so much light into the lives our Hospice employees and our families of grieving children that we serve. The ones that you blessed with your generosity are the women and men that aid our dying patients at bedside and the children from our community that have lost a mother, father or sibling.
I can't tell you how excited they all were to attend your stunning performance. I spoke with a mother of two children that have lost their dad, and she told me that her son and daughter had never seen the Nutcracker and they were in awe of the costumes. and talent of your dance troop. The daughter was inspired to become a ballerina just watching the beauty that you offered this family. The mother's face just lit up talking about it.
Melanie you have blessed this community with your talent for beauty and grace and you have brought much joy and light by sharing your gifts. On behalf of Hospice of Santa Cruz County we would like to thank you for this special and generous offering to the community and we wish you and your dance academy the best that life has to offer this New Year.
In the near future I would like to discuss with you an opportunity for a benefit performance for Hospice of Santa Cruz County that might support our annual Children's Grief Camp in October
May you and your talented team of dancers and costume designers know that you all made a profound impact on the community that you serve."
With deep appreciation and gratitude,
Associate Director of Development
Hospice of Santa Cruz County
More than just ballet! We have combined our love of the fine art of superb ballet performance, with outreach to the community where we seek to lift the human heart and touch people's lives in a meaningful way!
Students perform alongside professionals from San Francisco Ballet
Aly Ely at Rock School in Pennsylvania for a summer intensive performs the role of Snow Queen in this year's Nutcracker Suite 2017 at the Henry Mello Center in Watsonville