Board of Directors

A Letter From Our Board President:

Dear Friends,

I smile every time I pull my car into the parking lot at the studio! Congratulations, the banner says, Celebrating Ten Years of Big Dreams! It is not news to many of you that Bluegrass Youth Ballet has grown in leaps and bounds since it was founded. We are thriving not only because of our dedicated Artistic Director Adalhi Aranda, her staff, and the Board of Directors, but because of talented students and loyal parents. I am pleased to report a few notable accomplishments:

  • Innovative performances by our young dancers at the Opera House and Singletary Center for the Arts are reaching our largest audiences to date from Lexington and across Central Kentucky.
  • The continued financial support of our 2014-2015 Premier Partner, White, Greer, & Maggard Orthodontics, makes it possible for us to enhance lives through dance.
  • BYB is named the best dance group at the 2014 Festival Latino of Lexington with the cover photo of La Voz de KY featuring BYB dancer Michelle Meza as Frida Kahlo.

We have many reasons to be proud and smile. As the curtain comes down on our anniversary, please join me in looking toward our bright future. The next time you come to the studio to drop-off or pickup for classes and rehearsals, park your car and come on in. See what the next 10 years will be for Bluegrass Youth Ballet!

I look forward to talking with you,

Lisa Blackadar
President, Board of Directors

Bluegrass Youth Ballet Board of Directors

Lisa Blackadar, President
Kevin Fisher, Treasurer
Sarah Galvin, Secretary
Rhonda Caldwell
Jill Hall Rose
Andrew Wyllie
Jeremy Ratliff
Melissa Rose Anthony