Parke Ballantine, On BOARD Grad

Through the On BOARD program I met DanceWorks Chicago, an organization focused on diverse inclusion, job skill development, and mentorship in the dance world. With no background in dance, I didn’t initially consider DWC, but through the On BOARD matching program I was given the opportunity to learn more about the role of a board member and the values that aligned between myself and DWC. 

Meeting dancers and hearing the impact that DWC has on their careers, lives, and personal development is the most rewarding part of being a board member, it goes beyond art for arts sake and reveals the power of the arts and organizations like DWC to have long term lasting meaningful impact on individuals and the industry as a whole.

-Parke Ballantine, On BOARD Grad