In the Community

Boston Ballet’s Education and Community Initiatives (ECI) are designed to make the arts accessible and relevant to people of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities.

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We invite Corporate Partners to join us in cultivating and educating a new generation of lifelong arts advocates. Your philanthropic contribution to ECI strengthens our mission to support and expand the Boston arts education landscape by serving more than 4,000 individuals in the Greater Boston area each year.

All of our programs are inclusive for individuals with multiple learning styles and abilities. We promote movement exploration in a safe, supportive environment to encourage social and emotional growth. Our highly-qualified faculty has deep experience in special needs teaching and dance education.  Our curriculum integrates the arts with core academic learning standards and incorporates multiple styles of dance that reflect our diverse community. We prioritize students and families from communities with the highest need, including Dorchester, Mattapan, and Hyde Park.

Learn more about our ECI programs:


Creative movement instruction for individuals with disabilities ages two through adult. Students engage and explore in a safe and supported studio environment as they develop movement, musicality, and personal/social growth.


A tuition-free introduction to dance for 3,000 third graders from Boston Public Schools annually. Our approach cultivates an appreciation of movement, enhances cultural awareness, and fosters creativity and self-expression.


Off-site movement-based programming for individuals ages eight through adult.  Schools and organizations can choose specific areas of focus based on the unique needs of the population they serve.