It Takes a Village

In response to overwhelming requests from aspiring young dancers to publicize their crowd funding campaigns through Brown Girls Do Inc., we have established the 'It Takes A Village Directory'. The Directory seeks to shine a light on the crowd funding campaigns of aspiring dancers seeking to gain additional financial support from the public for the purposes of furthering their dance related education and training. Dancers are encouraged to submit their campaigns to Brown Girls Do Inc. for approval.  Approved campaigns will be listed in this area where Brown Girls Do Inc. members and fans may peruse and support third party crowdfunding campaigns. 

Brown Girls Do Inc does not represent or endorse the accuracy or reliability of any  information displayed on respective crowdfunding campaigns, uploaded, or distributed through these crowdfunding sites by any user, information provider or any other person or entity. We make no warranties, express or implied, as to the accuracy and reliability of such content.

Donations made through third party crowd funding pages found on this directory are not donations made to Brown Girls Do Inc. Please review the individual donation details associated with the third party sites hosting the dancer's campaigns. 


Hi!  My name is Amelya and I'm a dancer from NY.  I am also an ambassador for the non-profit organization Brown Girls Do Ballet.  I hope to one day be able to follow my dreams and have a career as a professional dancer.  I am so grateful that I have been able to find my passion and pursue it.
This summer I am attending the Pittsburgh Ballet Theater's summer intensive and I am trying to raise funds to help cover my expenses.   I've previously attended the summer intensive at Alvin Ailey ('14 & '16) in NYC.  I'm very excited about my summer training and appreciate any support that I receive!



My name is Amirah Muhammad, and I am a pre-professional ballerina and a National Ambassador for Brown Girls Do Ballet, Inc.  

In February, I auditioned and was accepted into the American Ballet Theatre Summer Intensive Program in New York City.

I need your help to make this opportunity a reality.  


Hi my name is Hunter Willis I am 13 years old and I am a dancer with a dream that has come true. Recently I have been accepted into Pacific Northwest Ballet 2017 summer intensive with a Half tuition scholarship, and Dance theatre of Harlem with a Merit scholarship also.My mom is single and my father passed away when I was very young. I miss my dad so much and I know he would want me to do anything possible to succeed in life. I am so grateful to have a scholarship wherever I go this summer, it really helps a lot. But unfortunately my mom and I are still struggling to pay for dormitory which is $3,290, Registration fee which is $600, Pointe shoes, tights, leotards and etc. I know I am asking really late but I believe in you that you can help me reach my goal.



Hi, I'm Gabi!  I am  15 and a  student from New York City studying ballet at the Dance Theatre of Harlem.  Last year I was chosen to become a  proud Brown Girls Do Ballet Ambassador.  I hope to one day join the ranks of Brown Ballerinas making my mark and sharing my gift of dance to the world.  

This summer I was accepted into the  Boston Ballet Summer Dance Program.  This will be an incredible opportunity not only for me to study ballet intensively for 5 weeks this summer but to also experience a new school and company.  

I would love to have your support to help me realize my dream.  Studying ballet requires time, hard work and dedication.  With your support, I can continue my ballet training this summer.  Your donation will help defray the cost of tuition and room and board in Boston.  



Simone has earned herself a spot in Dance Theatre of Harlem's Summer Intensive Program! She has dreamed of attending DTH for quite some time now, and her family wants to help her realize her dream, but need your help! 

Attending DTH's summer intensive would be a valuable opportunity for Simone and a huge benefit to her training. DTH provides a type of training Simone has never had before. She will need to gain an understanding of how a professional dancer takes care of themselves, audition for roles and gain more knowledge about dance history and the industry as a whole.