Property development and investment company Aqualand will become a lead partner of The Australian Ballet 2018 education program. The company will support the Ballet's workshops for primary and secondary students in maginalised schools.
Led by professional dancers and trained educators, The Australian Ballet’s education program provides workshops for primary and secondary students, as well as creative residencies and performances in schools. Participants learn about collaboration and teamwork, while flexing their creativity and connecting with other students through a shared positive experience.
The program aligns with the Australian school STEM curriculums using dance to support learning outcomes.
Now in its 11th year, the education program has worked with 700 schools and 388 towns across Australia, and supported more than 120,000 young people from disadvantaged backgrounds and providing learning programs and materials for teachers.
Alex Adams, Head of Sales and Marketing said “At Aqualand, we pride ourselves on pushing creative boundaries and encouraging innovative ways of thinking and doing.”
Executive Director of The Australian Ballet Libby Christie welcomed Aqualand to The Australian Ballet. “This partnership reflects our shared vision of fostering learning and development through innovation,” Christie said.
“With Aqualand’s support, we will be able to visit more locations across Australia."