Created by Director Joseph Alexander, TheEdwardMorganBallet Outreach programs are dedicated to working with children and adults of all ages in under-served communities. Our goal is to fortify emotional, physical, psychosocial, and artistic growth and development through workshops, and performances.
With our Youth Outreach Programs we are committed to helping each program participant come into confident possession of their innate talent, and establish values that will allow them to grow into responsible adults, and act with compassion and humanity.
With our Intergenerational work we bring together the experienced to lead the young, each to inspire.
Mr. Morgan has always held a strong commitment and priority for sharing dance with people of all ages and backgrounds encouraging and allowing each dancer to express their individuality, while learning to become part of an ensemble.
Ballet For The Homeless brought together people from all walks of life. Performers included ballet dancers, musicians, actors and singers.
They communed together 3 years in a row through the arts to raise consciousness about the homeless epidemic in New York City.
Outreach performances have included Hostos, Lehman, Hunter Colleges, Jacob Javits Center, Columbia University, Bronx Museum, The Children’s Museum of Manhattan, The Harlem Tutorial Program, The Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration at Bronx High School for the Visual Arts, and Florence Gould Hall. The children were featured on television in a special dance presentation in the NYC Village Halloween Parade, and New York 1’s New Yorker Of The Week. Students were selected from NYC to travel to San Antonio, Texas, to perform at The Carver Cultural Community Center, produced by Joseph Alexander. The program has also been extended internationally to children in Charleroi, Belgium, and at the Centre Social et Culturel des Fossés-Jean, in Colombes, France. (see videos)
Centers and Schools Affiliations Past & Present
P.S. 55 Benjamin Franklin School
C.E.S. 90 George Meany School
Goddard Riverside Community Center
The Mercy Center
PS/IS 218 Rafael Hernandez School
Family Preservation Center
Church of the Holy Apostles
Citizens Advice Bureau
Jan Hus Presbyterian Church & Neighborhood House
St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church