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Dancing In the Streets AZ and Tucson Juneteenth Committee Join Forces for Historic Partnership

Tucson, AZ – March 15, 2024- Dancing In the Streets AZ, a pioneering non-profit ballet school known for its commitment to diversity and inclusion, proudly announces a groundbreaking partnership with the Original Tucson Juneteenth Committee. This historic partnership marks a significant milestone in both organizations’ dedication to celebrating African American achievements and the fine arts. The highlight of this partnership will be the kickoff event for a month-long Juneteenth celebration: a mesmerizing ballet performance of the classic tale, Cinderella. This rendition of the beloved fairy tale will feature for the first time two exceptionally talented African American ballet dancers in the leading roles, a representation of the rich diversity and talent within the ballet community.

“We are thrilled to partner with the Tucson Juneteenth Committee for this momentous occasion,” said Joseph Rodgers and Soleste Lupu the husband and wife Co- Founders and Artistic Directors of Dancing In the Streets AZ. “At Dancing In the Streets AZ, we believe in the power of dance to unite communities and celebrate diversity and inclusion. This collaboration allows us to honor the significance of Juneteenth while showcasing the extraordinary talents of African American ballet dancers.”

Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day, commemorates the emancipation of enslaved African Americans in the United States. By presenting a historic Cinderella ballet as part of the Juneteenth celebrations, Dancing In the Streets AZ and the Tucson Juneteenth Committee aim to highlight the resilience, strength, and cultural contributions of the African American community.

“We are excited to work with Dancing In the Streets AZ to bring this unique performance to our Juneteenth celebrations,” said Larry Starks President of the Tucson Juneteenth Committee. “This collaboration underscores our shared commitment to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in the fine arts. Through the magic of ballet, we hope to inspire and uplift audiences of all backgrounds.”

The Cinderella ballet performance will take place on Saturday, June 8, 2024 at 2:00pm kicking off a series of events and activities organized by the Tucson Juneteenth Committee throughout the month of June. Audiences can expect a captivating showcase of talent, artistry, and storytelling that celebrates artistic achievements in the community.

Meet Kaila Stoglin – a true gem in the world of dance, is no stranger to the captivating world of Cinderella. Having been an alumna of Dancing In the Streets AZ, Kaila’s performances have consistently left audiences in awe. Her artistry, poise, and extraordinary technique are set to breathe life into the iconic role of Cinderella, promising a magical experience for all who attend.

Introducing Ethan Price – a distinguished dancer from Ballet Arizona, is set to don the role of Prince Charming. With his powerful and elegant movements, Ethan is sure to captivate hearts and bring Cinderella’s fairy-tale romance to life on the stage. His collaboration with Kaila promises to create a spellbinding chemistry that will transport audiences into the enchanting world of ballet.




Cinderella Sponsorship Information

Our organization, Dancing In the Streets Arizona (DITSAZ) has a long-standing commitment to promoting cultural enrichment and providing high-quality artistic experiences for our students and community members. The production of Cinderella is a significant undertaking that requires considerable resources, and we are seeking support from individuals and businesses who share our passion for the arts.  The estimated budget for this production is $39,300, covering various expenses such as venue rental, cotstumes and backdrop rentals, professional Guest Artists, music licensing, marketing, and event logistics. Your generous donation will directly impact the quality of the performance and help ensure that we can deliver a memorable and enchanting experience for our students and the audience.  We understand the importance of supporting local talent and fostering a vibrant cultural scene in our community. Your contribution will not only be a vital investment in the success of the Cinderella ballet but will also make a lasting impact on the cultural landscape of our town.

We have outlined several sponsorship levels to provide you with flexibility in supporting this production:

Cinderella’s Enchanting Patron: $5,000 and above

·         Exclusive logo placement in all promotional materials

·         Full page ad in any performance program

·         2 VIP tickets to the performance

·         Recognition during pre-show announcements

Fairy Godparent Sponsor: $2,500 – $4,999

·         Logo placement on event posters and programs

·         4 Complimentary tickets to the performance

·         Acknowledgment in press releases and social media promotions

Royal Court Supporter: $1,000 – $2,499

·         Recognition in event programs

·         2 Complimentary tickets to the performance

·         Verbal acknowledgment during the intermission

Ballet Enthusiast: Up to $999

·         Name listing in event programs

·         Gratitude on our organization’s website


Temple of Music and Art
330 S. Scott Ave, Tucson, AZ 85701

Show Times

  • June 8, 2024 at 2:00 pm

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