Marat Daukayev Ballet Theatre is a California Non-Profit (Fed Tax ID#: 91-2160315). While the Marat Daukayev School of Ballet and the Marat Daukayev Ballet Theatre are two separate legal entities Marat Daukayev is director of both. The Marat Daukayev Ballet Theatre is a non-profit 501(c) 3. established to help bring ballet to children and adults who might not otherwise have the means to experience the art form. To make a donation to the Theatre click here.
Marat Daukayev Ballet has been working on Zoom since mid-March of 2020, keeping our students and faculty safe at home during the COVID-19 pandemic. This December would have marked our 20th anniversary production of The Nutcracker.
We are currently rehearsing (on Zoom) for a 20th anniversary Nutcracker video. Each dancer participating in this Nutcracker video will be filmed in person in 2021, once public health conditions permit. Footage of individuals will then be edited into the framework of our 2019 production. We are excited to showcase the growth students have made during this difficult time of working from home.
This year, we have lost our most important funding source – ticket sales. Marat Daukayev Ballet needs your help more than ever to cover the expenses of teachers’ rehearsal time, sound stage/studio rental, costume maintenance, filming, lighting, and editing.
Your tax-deductible gift helps to underwrite the 2020 Nutcracker Video – the result of our students’ hard work, perseverance, and courage in the face of this difficult time. It helps keep all of our children participating in spite of financial difficulties imposed by the pandemic.
We are deeply grateful for your donation.
Marat and Pamela Daukayev, Founding Directors