Kravis Center Donates Custom Ballet Barres to Ascension 33 Dance Studio


Belle Glade dance students benefit from Kravis Center Community Outreach Programming

(West Palm Beach, FL.) – The Kravis Center for the Performing Arts recently created custom ballet barres which were donated to Ascension 33 Dance Studio in Belle Glade. Owned by Shanique Scott, Ascension 33 is a local studio where children can develop a love for dance, discover their strengths and reach their personal potential through contemporary, hip hop, ballet and commercial jazz classes.

“During 2020 we reached out to our community partners to check on how they were managing through the pandemic,” said Vanessa Young, Director of Community Outreach for the Kravis Center. “We connected with Ms. Scott and learned that the studio was in need of ballet barres. Understanding this is an essential piece of equipment for dancers, we thought it was a need we  could help meet.  We quickly put together a plan for the Kravis Center to donate the ballet barres.”

The Kravis Center tech team constructed the custom ballet barres for the dance studio, a long-time community partner to the Kravis Center. 

The Kravis Center is a not-for-profit performing arts center located at 701 Okeechobee Blvd. in West Palm Beach, FL. The Center’s mission is to enhance the quality of life in Palm Beach County by presenting a diverse schedule of national and international artists and companies of the highest quality, by offering comprehensive arts education programs – serving nearly 3 million students since its inception; by providing a Palm Beach County home for local and regional arts organizations to showcase their work; and by providing an economic catalyst and community leadership in West Palm Beach, supporting efforts to increase travel and tourism to Palm Beach County. 

For more information on the Kravis Center or their Community Outreach, please visit the website at For more information about Ascension 33 Dance Studio, please visit

Ballet students posing with new ballet barres from the Kravis Center
Younger ballet students using ballet barres donated from the Kravis Center