BalletNext & the Bedford-Stuyvesant YMCA


BalletNext has entered into a unique partnership with the Bedford-Stuyvesant YMCA with the goal of promoting arts, fitness, and education to young people within the community. Now entering the fourth year as partners Michele Wiles and the BalletNext dancers teach workshops during the Y's Summer Creative Camps and at on-site after school programs through the fall. Each Spring, we hold a joint benefit evening at BAM Fisher to support these programs. 

MARCH 26, 2015: YNEXT

On March 26th BalletNext and the Bedford-Stuyvesant Y will return to present YNEXT, an evening of dance and celebration.

The performance will feature Something Sampled - the result of uniting the 400 year old conventions of ballet and the art of Flex dancing which was born in Jamaica and transported to the streets of Brooklyn ten years ago – choreographed by flex dancer Jay Donn and Michele Wiles set to new music played live by electric cellist/composer Chris Lancaster. The ensemble work, Outswirl by Peter Quanz, and a special guest appearance from the “little dancers” at P.S. 54 will complete the evening.

Proceeds from this benefit performance will go to support BalletNext and Bedford Stuyvesant YMCA's ongoing programs in youth arts education.

7:30 • Performance Begins
9:00 • Celebration in the Lower Lobby

Benefit Ticket • $100 (per person)
Includes: premium seating and the post performance event for one person

Sponsor Ticket • $500 (for two people)
Includes: event sponsor program credit, prime seating, post performance event for two people

Performance Only Tickets
$40/$15 (Student)

BAM Fisher (Fishman Space)
321 Ashland Place
Brooklyn, NY 11217

For more information please call 212.203.0409 or email