Ballet gets $1M for endowment - Fort Wayne Business Weekly: Breaking News

Ballet gets $1M for endowment

Posted: Monday, September 23, 2013 12:32 pm

The Edward D. and Ione Auer Foundation in Fort Wayne will donate $1 million to the Fort Wayne Ballet to establish an endowment fund named in honor of its artistic and executive director, Karen Gibbons-Brown.

The 2013-2014 performance season marks the 16th season that Gibbons-Brown will lead the ballet. During her tenure, it has grown from 87 students to more than 400. The 2010 book "On Technique" published by University Press of Florida named her one of the top 18 pedagogues in the world.

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