building Identity in youth

The Mission of The First Guild (TFG) is to inspire youth to succeed in education and to lead purpose driven life through opening for them the mecca of culture, science and arts collectively represented in classical ballet.

Our goal is to empower youth to connect with their innate qualities including focus, order, balance, strength, and agility to name a few, and applying these assets to their unique expression.

TFG is working toward its mission in collaboration with the highly-regarded professionals to create the program, Ballet & Identity© (B&I). .

Ballet is a most complex and challenging artform which demands olympian-level athleticism and the most refined artistic sense.

Pictured here is Mamuka Kikalishvili, who is both a ballet dancer and martial artist, combining the two facets of his composition in an exemplary manner. He is both prince and warrior, embracing each aspect of himself...

Mamuka Kikalishvili as the Nutcracker Prince in Festival Ballet Providence production of The Nutcracker (2021)

Wishing you a delightful holiday season!!

See our revealing interview with Jessy Jean Bart on finding your Identity

Ballet & Identity TALK SERIES 2020

The Power of a Ballet Education:

Acclaimed writer and ballet historian Elizabeth Kaye talks to one the last three dancers chosen by George Balanchine for his company New York City Ballet, about discovering our Identity through the powerful instrument of classical ballet.

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“To me, ballet is just the most wonderful thing in the world. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a professional or not, but just studying it, studying a formal classical art is like the best gift any parent can give their child.”

Sheila Rozann, Ballet Teacher

Sheila was recognized for her excellence in teaching by George Balanchine.

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