Milwaukee Ballet’s Department of Community Engagement started working with Ronald McDonald House this past season (2018-19.) What’s not to love about this partnership?! The incredibly dedicated and positive staff, the magical facilities (from dream-wish-toy-room to fairy garden to warm and cozy kitchens) and most importantly, the wonderful children and families who are staying there. We wanted to bring the beauty of the ballet to these families who are going through tough times because we believe that “the arts are a powerful force!” This is the tagline of our superhero series of children’s shows and we use it in all of our programming to remember the transformative power the arts have for each of us. We’ve been able to bring interactive workshops, mini performances, and to gift tickets to shows to the kids and families staying in the house. We are looking forward to deepening our partnership with RMHC in the future.
Milwaukee Ballet’s Community Engagement programs promote confidence, a healthy lifestyle, creativity through performance, and accessible hands-on workshops. By introducing ballet to audiences of all ages, these programs bring the power of movement and dance to life and inspire the lives of the people they reach.