President Lovey Hammel donated to two programs run by the professional ballet company and dance studio: Dance Reach and KIDTIX. Their Director of Development, Lisa G. Perks, explains what these are below:
"BalletMet’s DanceReach education and community engagement programs serve 30,000 young and young-at-heart Central Ohioans each year. In order to serve individuals with the greatest need, we offer many DanceReach programs at locations in low and moderate income neighborhoods. Through a range of programs at the BalletMet campus, in schools and at community settings, we educate and inspire Central Ohio youth who are the decision-makers and leaders of the future.
BalletMet’s KidTix program provides complimentary tickets to our performances for underserved children and special needs individuals who otherwise could not participate.
KidTix is a barrier-breaking BalletMet community service that shares our performances – and the joy and inspiration of the arts – with non-traditional audiences. Each season, we give more than 3,000 free performance tickets to children and special needs individuals identified by area youth, social service, and faith-based agencies. For many of these impressionable young recipients, this is a first-time experience of watching – live and in person – a professional ensemble of artists performing in a full theatrical setting."
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