Community Partners

Business leaders who care about the quality of community life invest in BalletMet. An Emmy-winning performing arts organization, BalletMet is recognized for its innovative artistry, world-class dancers and rigorous dance training. We are deeply committed to our community, believing in the vital impact of the arts and dance education that lasts a lifetime. BalletMet strives to 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.

BalletMet, with more than $6.7M in annual operations, ranks among the nation’s 20 largest ballet companies. Each year we entertain, inspire and educate 100,000 patrons from Ohio and beyond. Annually, BalletMet is an economic force for our community adding more than $8.6M to the Columbus economy through jobs, taxes, community outreach and education. In addition, our Dance Academy serves 1,500 students in pre-professional training, rigorous student dance instruction and recreational classes for all ages.

BalletMet Community Partners


Greater Columbus Arts Council
Ohio Arts Council

$50,000 – $99,999

American Electric Power Foundation
The Helen E. Sandfort Arts-in-Education, and Robert B. Hurst funds of The Columbus Foundation
The Columbus Performing Arts Prize
The Dance Academy Parents’ Association
Nationwide Foundation
PNC Foundation
The Shubert Foundation

$25,000 – $49,999

Cardinal Health Foundation
Crane Group Company
Thomas R. Gross Family Foundation
L Brands Foundation
The Reinberger Foundation

$10,000 – $24,999

Big Lots Foundation
Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
Hexion Inc.
Honda R&D Americas, Inc.
Huntington Bank
Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation through USArtists International in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Trust for Mutual Understanding
Porter, Wright, Morris & Arthur LLP
State Auto Insurance Companies
Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP
E. F. Wildermuth Foundation

$5,000 – $9,999

Abercrombie & Fitch
Budros, Ruhlin & Roe Inc.
Checks and Balances, Inc.
Diamond Hill Capital Management
GFS Chemicals, Inc.
Grange Insurance Companies
Hamilton Capital Management
The Harry C. Moores Foundation
Ice Miller, LLP
Ingram-White Castle Foundation
InnoSource, Inc.
The Kaplan Foundation
Martha Holden Jennings Foundation
Ohio Children’s Foundation
Park National Bank

$1,500 – $4,999

Deloitte & Touche USA LLP
Honda of America
Manufacturing, Inc.
Capitol Equities Realty, Inc.
The English Family Foundation
Kephart Fisher LLC
Kimball Midwest
Kokosing Industrial
OCLC, Inc.
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
Susan Scherer Charitable Foundation
U.S. Bank Foundation

$150 – $1,499

Argo & Lehne, Inc.
Cloverleaf Design Build Develop
Greater Columbus Community
Helping Hands, Inc.
Johnstone Fund For New Music
The Kroger Company
Moore Consulting
Ometek, Inc.
Orange Barrel Media
Plante & Moran, PLLC
Rainford & Rainford PC
Thompson Hine LLP
University Women’s Club of OSU
Vincent Lighting Systems
Watershed Distillery LLC

Extraordinary In-Kind Support

Official Medical Provider of BalletMet

Creators of Becoming Violet.