Facts and Figures
BalletMet is recognized for its innovative artistry, world-class dancers and rigorous dance training. We foster a vibrant creative and collaborative community that attracts talent, business, visitors and revenue to our region – and creates a quality place to live and work. Led by Artistic Director Edwaard Liang and Executive Director Sue Porter, BalletMet entertains, engages and educates 100,000+ Central Ohioans each year – in the theatre, the dance studio, the classroom and the community.
Financial Status and Economic Impact
- BalletMet has a 41-year history of strong financial stewardship, and an FY20 operating budget of $6.8M.
- An estimated $9M community economic impact is generated through ticket sales and event-related spending.
- A $4.2M annual payroll employs more than 130 staff members – full-time and part-time artists, administrators and faculty.
- Ticket sales, touring fees and Academy tuition generated 72% of annual operations, with 28% contributed income from individual, corporate and foundation contributions, government grants, and fundraising events.
For the period ending June 30, 2019