WE are a faith based pre-professional Ballet Company and Performing Arts organization. Our performing company is comprised is of classically trained dancers dedicated to reclaiming and restoring the arts for the Lord. Boldly and with passion, bringing a testimony of praise and worship through dance, music and drama wherever He calls us to put our feet. We are committed to the faithful witness, integrity and artistic excellence of Affirmation Ballet Company and the school through Christ Jesus. We are honored to be part of this call and commission to expand God's Kingdom through His art.
We are one body, unified in Jesus to bring the gospel to as wide an audience as possible through this medium. The performing company is available for mission trips, worship services, retreats, workshops and camps, weddings, concerts and other special events..
Affirmation Ballet and Performing Arts Company is an interdenominational non profit ministry called to the community. The company and its school are not financially supported by any one church, we are representation of the Church.
It is our hearts desire to seek and be faithful to Gods call in our lives and serve Him with heart, mind and soul. To bring glory to Him in ALL we do.
1 Corinthians 10:31
How can anyone preach unless they are sent? As it is written,
How beautiful are the feet of those that bring the good news. Romans 10:15
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727.412.3897 -- Email: email@example.com
Though you have not seen Him, you love Him; and even though now you do not see Him, yet believing, you rejoice with joy, inexpressible and full of glory, for you are receiving the end result of your faith, the salvation of your souls.
1 Peter 1:8-9
"True worship through dance is an elusive preview of heaven". Andrea Sanders
CiGi Shea, Co-Director
CiGi was born in Pinellas Park, Florida. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Pinelas Park High School. After High School she pursued a teaching degree at St. Petersburg College where she graduated with her Bachelors in Education, 2011. Taught Kindergarten and Third Grade in Pinellas County Schools for four years. CiGi began her formal dance training in 1999 at The Ballet Society in St. Petersburg, Fl. In 2004 she began her training at Affirmation Ballet where she studied Ballet, Jazz and Modern dance and danced as a Company member from 2006-2009. In the summer of 2006 CiGi traveled to Jackson, Mississippi to train at Ballet Magnificant's Summer Dance Intensive. In 2007 she was accepted to Sarasota Ballet's Summer Intensive. She has danced various roles with with ABC and leading role in the ballet "Transfiguration" in 2008. She is a gifted teacher and mentor of children of all ages. She has been on faculty for 10 years and headed up our outreach program partnering with the YMCA. She continues to be excited to share her passion for dance and follow God's calling in her life. CiGi, her husband John, son Bradley and daughter Emmalyn, who is now studying dance, live in Clearwater, FL.
Andrea Sanders, Director
Andrea began her ballet training at the age of seven in Winston Salem, North Carolina. She received her formal training and performance experience with Robert Joffrey, NYC., Edward Vilella, Miami City Ballet, Violet Verdi, Henry Parish, Edith Royal, Martin Friedman and mentor Anzia. Andrea has performed with Tampa Ballet as principal dancer, Spanish Lyric Theater, Baton Rouge Ballet Company, Miami City Ballet and Southern Ballet Theater. Her college focus was Music and Dance at St. Petersburg College and University of South Florida with extensive study, performance experience and directing background in Musical Theater. She has appeared on national TV commercials, exercise videos and Disney children's show. She developed and directed summer theater camps for the City of Largo and Cultural Center for four years and taught Arts Education in Pinellas County private schools for ten years. Andrea was a pioneer in developing the dance program for Pinellas County Center for Performing Arts, Gibbs High School in St. Petersburg, FL. As Artistic and Administrative Director for Affirmation Ballet and Performing Arts Centre she designs programs and curriculum for all levels of dance, theater camps and summer outreach. On mission Andrea has traveled with the ABC team to Costa Rica and Ecuador several times to bring the gospel using the medium of dance and theater to the lost. Dedicated to reclaiming the ARTS for the Lord she has helped establish dance and drama ministries in local churches and abroad. She and her husband Don live in St. Petersburg, where they raised two children and now have twelve grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Several are gifted in the ARTS. Andrea is grateful to be a servant of Jesus surrendered to His creative call in the Arts to further the Kingdom.