About Us

The Mission

Founded in 2005, the Ballet Conservatory of South Texas is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit ballet academy and pre-professional performance company serving the greater San Antonio area.

The mission of the Ballet Conservatory of South Texas (BCTSX) is to fulfill the developmental needs of serious young dancers, regardless of economic background, in a safe, nurturing and pre-professional dance company environment.

The Ballet Conservatory does so by:

  • Raising money for scholarships
  • Providing high quality studio education
  • Offering meaningful public performance opportunities
  • Giving qualified guidance towards further higher education in dance and careers in dance performance and instruction

In addition, we are also dedicated to educating and inspiring underserved children in San Antonio through providing complimentary tickets to the Conservatory Company’s performances and ballet instruction along with complimentary dance lecture demonstration in schools, social service centers and other community locations.

Why Non-Profit?

As a non-profit, we exist not to make a profit like a traditional for profit business. Instead, our goal is to further our mission and serve our community. Everything we do must be connected to our mission.

Your Tuition Dollars

In a for-profit business, the owner can choose whether to re-invest profits from the business or take those dollars home as income. As a nonprofit, we are legally required to (and do) invest all funds that come into the organization back into the organization. This means that 100% of every dollar that you invest in the Ballet Conservatory of South Texas – whether through tuition, performance tickets, or a donation – will go to meet the needs of the organization, its current work, and its future development.

Donor Funding

As you may know, most donations to 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organizations are tax-deductible. As a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit, the Ballet Conservatory of South Texas is able to use donor support to make our high-quality dance programs available at rates that are below the average rates for the same caliber of training.

A Great Place To Dance

We feel strongly that being a nonprofit organization is one of the best ways for us to ensure that the Ballet Conservatory of South Texas is a great place to dance. Since making a profit is not the goal of the organization, we have full freedom to invest our energy and passion into our mission!