Supporting BSA

Sponsor an Event

Throughout the year, BSA has a range of events and activities featuring our students. A wonderful way for donors to show their support for the school and reach audiences is to sponsor one of our events. There are two primary opportunities:

The Nutcracker

Each year we reach hundreds of children and families in Baltimore with our hometown version of this holiday classic. This year's Nutcracker took place December 11-19, 2015 in BSA's Schaefer Ballroom and featured a hundred high school and TWIGS dancers. With modest ticket prices and the charm of BSA in the mix, this is a wonderful opportunity for a special sponsor to reach our audiences. Contact Carter Polakoff at to learn more!


Expressions, an hour-long variety show featuring the work of our most talented students, is a vital part of BSA’s fundraising efforts each year and it is our sponsors who help to make it a financial success! The money we raise through Expressions supplies critical resources for BSA students including arts programming and classroom materials, summer and college scholarships, and financial support for our community outreach programs, including TWIGS. 

Expressions 2016 will take place on Saturday, March 5; Sunday, March 6; and Tuesday, March 8. Sponsors enjoy many benefits including a wonderful party, VIP seating, and exposure on our website, invitation and programs. But best of all, sponsors help to suport Baltimore's most talented young artists and get to see them on the stage! To see our sponsorship levels and benefits, click here or contact Carter Polakoff, Foundation & Development Director, at 410-625-0403 or We're already preparing and we can't wait to work with you!

Other Events & Opportunities

Please don't hesitate to be in touch with Carter Polakoff at 410-625-0403 or if you'd like to learn about other possible sponsorship possibilites. We'd be happy to discuss a custom package for your business or foundation and would be delighted to have your support!

Thank you!

With the help of our sponsors at Expressions 2015, March 7, 8 & 10, as well as this year's Expressions chair Erin Becker, we netted close to $500,000 to support the students and programs at BSA -- Thank you!

"I was an inner-city kid, and the school exposed me for the first time to a number of cultures. That helped to break down biases. From 8 to 4, it was our own little utopia."
Antonio Hart
Class of 1986, Grammy-nominated Jazz Saxophonist