It is with great regret that we must announce the cancellation of our April 18-19 performances of La Bayadere Act III & The Tortoise and the Jackrabbit. Unfortunately, the escalation of the COVID-19 crisis in the United States makes continuing with this production irresponsible, both for our dancers, who would be gathering to rehearse, and for our loyal audiences, who would be endangered by attending the performance. We have also temporarily closed the Academy of Ballet, Tap, & Jazz for classes.
At this time we are reaching out to our supporters for help. With the school now closed and our April show cancelled, we are struggling to pay our staff and our rent as we wait out the course of the virus.
While we are closed, TRB instructors are continuing to provide virtual ballet class experiences for our students, and we are continuing with the behind-the-scenes work to ensure we can resume classes and performances when it is safe in our community.
Please consider donating and sharing our campaigns with your friends and participating in our fundraisers so that we may weather these harsh times and come out dancing at the other end!
Additional fundraising campaigns may be shared with you in the weeks ahead. As always, we are grateful for your continued support and kindness.
Prior to our closure, we were able to record many of our rehearsals for this production, and we will be posting videos and photos of our current dancers to our Instagram and Facebook. Please do follow us and enjoy!
Thank you, Bridget Wilde
Executive Director, Tucson Regional Ballet