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POINTE Magazine Features Met's Boys' Scholarship Program

Updated: May 29

In May 2024, POINTE Magazine published an article entitled "Where Are the Boys in Ballet?", written by Kathryn Boland. Metropolitan Ballet's Boys' Scholarship Program Lead, Daniel Mayo, along with Met's Director, Lisa Collins-Vidnovic, were interviewed discussing male dancers in the ballet space, and the current gender imbalance facing the dance community.


We couldn't be more proud of the positive response to the article from the dance community, along with the outpouring of love from our Boys' Scholarship alumni who shared their thoughts on Met in the comment section.


Read the article online here, or via our PDF, and take a look at some of the comments from our AMAZING #metmen.


“Couldn't have asked for a better program to start my career. We need more programs like Metropolitan's all over the country!” - James Griffen


“I started ballet at the Metropolitan Ballet Academy, and I couldn't have asked for a better support system. I was so young when I started off that they taught me from the basics. It harvested my love for ballet and the academy has made me the dancer that I am!” - Mateo Daukaus


“As an alum of the boys' scholarship program at Met, I can confidently say there's no way I would've been able to try out and seriously pursue ballet as a career without this program. I'll always be extremely grateful to all my teachers there and proud to be part of the Metropolitan Ballet family!” - Tyler Diggs


“No place l'd rather have started dancing and training. So proud to be a part of such a great group of dancers and teachers! I always love coming back!” - Juan Castellanos


“Very proud to be Metropolitan Ballet alum, for years they have provided an amazing men's program which has allowed access to so many who normally wouldn't enter the dance world.” - Peter Weil


“All the love to Metropolitan Ballet Academy! The start to my dance journey couldn't be more grateful!” - Micah Sell


“Started my ballet journey at Met, couldn't be more thankful to them!” - James Wray



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