Dear Friends,

Like most cultural organizations, Albany Berkshire Ballet has been seriously impacted by recent events, and are coming to terms with many of the same uncertainties facing performing arts companies all over the world. Since the outbreak of Covid-19 in the U.S., ABB has cancelled / indefinitely postponed two planned fundraisers, in addition to the suspension of all educational outreach and performances for the Spring and Summer of 2020.

Following the closure of schools in New York and Massachusetts, our two affiliated schools, Cantarella School of Dance and the School of the Albany Berkshire Ballet have transitioned entirely to virtual classes, thanks to the extraordinary patience and determination of our teachers and students.
See more about our virtual education program, featured in this segment on WNYT
The board of ABB is continuing to discuss and assess the future landscape for dance performance and outreach for this year and beyond. We look forward to the time when we can all be together again!
Support ABB While You Shop!
 We recognize that this has been a time of financial uncertainty for many. One free , easy way you can support Albany Berkshire Ballet at this challenging time is through Amazon Smile. Through Smile, Amazon will donate 0.5% of your regular purchases to ABB, at no extra cost to you.

When making your online purchases through Amazon, just access the site through https// - same as usual, but with " smile. " added to the beginning of the url.

Use the search bar on the right to search Albany Berkshire as shown below:

  • Click to select "Berkshire Civic Ballet, Inc"

  • Amazon will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of most items you shop for directly to Albany Berkshire Ballet. This is not an additional charge, but a portion of what you are already paying for your purchases.

  • This is an easy way to support the ballet company during this uncertain time, through online purchases you may already be making