"Covenant Ballet Theatre is an artistic jewel in our city that deserves our recognition and support."
Covenant Ballet Theatre of Brooklyn (CBT) is a non-profit, arts organization committed to serving the southern-end of Brooklyn where cultural activities are fewer. Over thirty years ago, Marla Hirokawa founded her school on the conviction that a serious ballet education is needed to advance the art form, train youth and improve the lives of those within its embrace, and where there is a commitment to the art of dance, there ought to be an equally vigorous commitment to maximum inclusion. In 2007, in order to realize Marla’s vision of a professional dance company and academy that would serve the public, the company was incorporated as a non-profit.
Covenant Ballet’s Non-Discriminatory and Diversity Statement:
Since its founding, CBT has operated with a heart committed to maximum inclusion, spreading the love of dance in a racially and ethnically diverse immigrant and culturally underserved population in south Brooklyn. The academy's diversity has been the organic result of maintaining standards within a nurturing, supportive and inclusive environment. As with the student body, CBT's staff, faculty and board have been committed to inclusivity and has been since the beginning- diverse in age, race and sexual orientation.