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, is the second largest performing arts organization in Central Ohio and 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 1,700 students in pre-professional training, rigorous student dance instruction and recreational classes for all ages.

BalletMet Community Partners


Greater Columbus Arts Council
L Brands Foundation
Ohio Arts Council

$50,000 – $99,999

American Electric Power Foundation
The Alvah H. Bancroft, Jr., Fred R. Place, Janet Leonard Reading, and Barbara B. Coons funds of The Columbus Foundation
The Dance Academy Parents’ Association
Nationwide Foundation
PNC Foundation
The Shubert Foundation

$25,000 – $49,999

American Electric Power
Cardinal Health Foundation
Crane Group Company
Thomas R. Gross Family Foundation
The Reinberger Foundation

$10,000 – $24,999

Big Lots Foundation
Columbus Jewish Foundation
Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
GFS Chemicals, Inc.
Hexion Inc.
Honda of America Manufacturing, Inc.
Huntington Bank
Ingram-White Castle Foundation
Martha Holden Jennings Foundation
National Endowment for the Arts
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
Barbasol Foundation
Budros, Ruhlin & Roe
Checks and Balances, Inc.
Diamond Hill Capital Managment
Grange Insurance Companies
Hamilton Capital Managment
Honda R&D Americas, Inc.
Ice Miller, LLP
The Jerome Robbins Foundation
The Kaplan Foundation
Kokosing Industrial
Martha Holden Jennings Foundation
The Harry C. Moores Foundation
Ohio Children’s Foundation
Taft Stettinus & Hollister LLP
U.S. Bank Foundation

$1,500 – $4,999

Argo & Lehne, Inc.
Bob-Boyd Auto
Deloitte & Touche USA LLP
The English Family Foundation
InnoSource, Inc.
Kephart Fisher LLC
Kimball Midwest
OCLC, Inc.
Plante & Moran PLLC
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
Robert Gregory Partners
Susan Scherer Charitable Foundation

$150 – $1,499

Brandt Roberts Galleries
Columbus Hospitality
Greater Columbus Community Helping Hands, Inc.
The Kroger Company
Moore Consulting
Orange Barrel Media
Platform Beer Co.
Rainford & Rainford PC
Thompson Hine LLP
Vincent Lighting Systems
The Wellness Group

Extraordinary In-Kind Support

Official Medical Provider of BalletMet

Creators of Becoming Violet.