Birmingham, Ala., January 23, 2019 – Burr & Forman LLP and The Alabama Ballet announce the new position of Director of CityDance. For the firm’s annual holiday donation, Burr & Forman made a donation to The Alabama Ballet that was generously matched from a long time ballet supporter. The impact of these donations allowed The Alabama Ballet to create and fund the position of Director of CityDance.
CityDance is an outreach program of The Alabama Ballet that provides dance education for 3rd – 5th grade, inner city students, who are without access to, and cannot afford training in the arts. The children, taught by The Alabama Ballet members, learn the basics of ballet and jazz, and explore dance imaging concepts, and through the training improve their general learning and social skills. The popularity of the CityDance has grown consistently, and the program has expanded to two eight-week programs, reaching eight Birmingham elementary schools and the YMCA Youth Center. Approximately 300 new elementary students will participate in the program this upcoming year.
The Alabama Ballet’s mission is to change lives through dance by promoting and fostering the development of classical and contemporary ballet through high-quality performances, dance education, and community outreach. Burr & Forman LLP is honored to play a small role in helping The Alabama Ballet achieve that mission.
About Burr & Forman LLP
For more than a century, Burr & Forman LLP’s experienced legal team has served clients at the intersection of business and government with local, national, and international interests in numerous industry and practice areas, ranging from commercial litigation and class actions to corporate transactions, including bankruptcy and restructurings. A Southeast regional firm with 360 attorneys and 19 offices in Alabama, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee, Burr & Forman attorneys draw from a diverse range of resources to help clients achieve their goals and address their complex legal needs. The firm operates as Burr Forman McNair in North Carolina and South Carolina. For more information, visit the firm’s website at www.burr.com.
About The Alabama Ballet
The Alabama Ballet is the state’s premiere professional ballet company. The company has achieved national prominence as one of only eight ballet companies in the world permitted by the Balanchine Trust to perform Balanchine’s Nutcracker®. The Alabama Ballet promotes the development of classical and contemporary ballet through high quality performances, dance education and community outreach. Education and outreach activities include CityDance, which provides 16 weeks of dance training for youth from the city of Birmingham and Jefferson County. The Alabama Ballet is a 501(c )(3) not-for-profit organization.