Janet Snyder interviews Marvin Askew, the Executive Director of the Buffalo City Ballet.
The Buffalo City Ballet has been providing exceptional dance education and opportunities to greater Western New York residents for the past 30 years. Founded 1972 by Karl Singletary an accomplished dancer, with Niagara Frontier Ballet, the Buffalo Inner City Ballet was created to provide minority and disadvantaged children of Western New York the opportunity to train in classical dance. Taking a holistic view of health and wellness, the Buffalo City Ballet has sought to foster artistry, personal growth and confidence in each child through the rigorous discipline of ballet. Children with little or no exposure to the arts have had the opportunity to learn to dance, to develop their artistic and physical abilities, and to display their achievement to a Western New York audience, all in a positive and nurturing environment.
Marvin Askew is the Executive Director of the Buffalo City Ballet and lead instructor at its training school. In 2000, Marvin was inducted into the Western New York Dance Hall of Fame for his outstanding work leading children through dance.
They discuss what do students get out of dance, that is not attainable with any other art form nor sport and about their upcoming performance of the Nutcracker.
Saturday, December 22 at 1pm & 7pm
Sunday, December 23 at 3pm
Buffalo Academy for Visual & Performing Arts
450 Masten Avenue (corner of East Ferry)
Buffalo, NY 14208
For more information on Buffalo City Ballet:
Call (716) 833-1243 or log onto www.buffalocityballet.org.
Located at: 2495 Main Street, Suite 3511 Buffalo, NY 14214.