Parent Association 2015-16 Officers
Lyenochka (Lyen) Djakov, Chair & Representative to the Board of Trustees
David Dunlea, Co-Chair
Elizabeth Hall, Secretary
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.
What does the steering committee do?
The committee meets monthly to plan a variety of activities that are either service oriented, educational or generate funds.
What type of activities does the steering committee organize?
The steering committee works 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.
How are funds raised and for what are they used?
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.
During the fall of 2016, the Steering Committee is also leading an overall fundraising effort among Academy families. Please click here for more information.
Click here to make a contribution to the Academy Campaign!
How can I get more information?
Members of the steering committee can be contacted via the contact us page.
How can I offer my services?
Complete the volunteer information sheet available during the Academy’s fall orientation week or contact one of the steering committee members via the contact us page.