Paige Shalter Bruening-Chair
Lyen Djakov-Past Chair
Karen Hardin-Vice Chair
The Parents’ Association is led by a steering committee comprised of no fewer than 12 members who are asked to serve for a three-year term. The steering committee meets monthly to plan a variety of activities that are either service oriented, educational or generate funds. They work with the Academy and BalletMet to organize community and family oriented activities, Academy open houses and fall Academy registration. A major function of the steering committee is to assist in the many facets of BalletMet performances involving Academy students. Other services to the Academy range from helping in the costume department to preparing informational mailings.
The Parents’ Association raises funds through merchandise sold at BalletMet performances throughout the season and at the Academy. The steering committee and administration decide on what merchandise is to be sold. The funds generated by merchandise sales go into the Parent Association’s scholarship fund. These scholarships are awarded to students of the Academy who exhibit a strong commitment to dance and are recognized by the faculty as being exceptionally talented.
For more information or to join contact the Academy via the contact us page.