"In 1976, the New York City Ballet principal dancer ran the marathon the very first year that the course covered all five boroughs of New York City, according to The New Yorker. He trained for it without telling George Balanchine, mostly by running around the Central Park reservoir."
"Jacques d’Amboise is a legend and a hero not only in New York but around the country and throughout the world. He wants each child to succeed, and he has created an environment that helps them excel. His goal is pure and simple – instilling the desire in kids to be the best that they can be. What better way to do this than through dance?"
"Former New York City Ballet star and legend of the dance world, Jacques d’Amboise knows how to throw a party. A week ago Monday night, stars from Broadway and film rolled into the National Dance Institute’s Harlem Learning and Arts Center for a new performance in the Jacques’ Art Nest series: Songs I’ve Sung On Broadway… And One I Wish I Had. The performance was both a benefit for NDI and a celebration of dance and arts education."
"Glenn Close, Norm Lewis, and more celebrated the National Dance Institute October 16 at their annual fall benefit. Hosted by NDI founder Jacques d’Amboise, the stars performed alongside children from across New York City in Songs I’ve Sung on Broaway… and One I Wish I Had."
"Join Harlem resident Traci Lester, new executive director of Harlem-based National Dance Institute (NDI), with host Danny Tisdale, on The Danny Tisdale Show as they discuss Lester’s journey from a former elementary school teacher to an executive director, balancing her life as a successful executive, a mom and more."
Can arts teach the life skills to children? "Good Day Street Talk" WNYW interview with Traci Lester, Executive Director at National Dance Institute that aired on September 23, 2017.
Broadway World: Glenn Close, Michael Cerveris, Charlotte d’Amboise and More to Perform for the National Dance Institute
"The October 16th event will be a special benefit performance titled, "Songs I've Sung on Broadway... and one I Wish I had." Conceived and directed by Jacques d'Amboise, the evening will feature performances by Glenn Close, Michael Cerveris, Charlotte d'Amboise, and the exuberant children of National Dance Institute."
"Broadway stars Glenn Close, Michael Cerveris, and Charlotte d’Amboise will perform alongside children from across New York City October 16 for an event titled Songs I’ve Sung on Broadway… and One I Wish I Had, as a fundraiser for the National Dance Institute."
"By now, fans of Dance Network are familiar with the National Dance Institute’s D.R.E.A.M. Project and its amazing vision, and I’m proud to report— it’s still doing incredible things. I was able to see the final performance of this summer’s D.R.E.A.M. program, and the students were inspiring, motivated, and transformational."
"Whether it's jumping, waving, or something as expressive as moving your eyebrows, anyone can dance. That's the idea behind a program at the National Dance Institute where disabled children learn to express themselves."