Talent Discovery

We travel and search for undiscovered talent. We audition, evaluate, consult, and award scholarships. Annual cost - $2,500.

Talent Nurture

We train and mentor 6 days a week, 5 - 8 hours a day to perfect technique, instill musicality and artistry, and promote confidence. Annual cost per student - $24,000

Talent Placement

We promote student career through competitions, company auditions, company performances, and media advertising. Annual cost per student - $3,500.


The Black Opal Program is designed to discover and nurture exceptional talent in the area of dance arts for advanced students at the dawn of launching their career. Students from throughout North and South America, Europe, Africa, and Asia have auditioned and applied for training with Faubourg Theatre. Faubourg Theatre needs your support to channel funds towards their tuition, travel expense, housing expense, competition fees, and performance expense. Advanced students spend on average $35,000 a year on their dance training, performances, and career launch.

Contributors will receive pictures, videos, and regular updates on the development and career progress of the children sponsored. This is a life altering opportunity for young adults and a little help can go a really long way!



Katarina Stephan - a Faubourg Theatre Trainee Phenomenon

Elisabeth Rose Welsh - "Giselle" - YAGP Chicago, 2019

Katarina Stephan - "Unbroken" - YAGP Indianapolis, 2015

Kateri Kosar - "Insurge" - YAGP Chicago, 2018

Julia Pankau - "Afterwit" - YAGP Chicago, 2019