(Madison, WI) Madison Ballet is proud to welcome Alicia Kopp as the newest addition to their staff. She will fill the role of Development Director, overseeing the Fundraising and Development needs of the organization.
Alicia brings nearly two decades of experience in non-profit fund development and management to Madison Ballet. She has a strong background in corporate and individual giving, coupled with grants experience and strategic planning.
“I am delighted to join Madison Ballet at such an exciting time,” says Kopp. “As one of the cornerstone arts organizations for the city of Madison, I look forward to engaging the community further and broadening our outreach, as we stand on the cusp of several exciting opportunities for sustainable growth.”
She also joins the staff as preparations for Madison Ballet’s 2016-2017 Season are well underway. General Manager Gretchen Bourg says, “We are so happy to have Alicia as a part of our team, and her experience in our field has been a perfect fit. We’re extremely proud of the exceptional programs we continue to bring to our community and Alicia has hit the ground running to help spread the word about our work and to secure the funding that will ensure these programs continue for years to come.” A Southwest Wisconsin native, raised on a dairy farm, Alicia and her husband Josh became Madison transplants in the 90′s. They are the proud parents of two little boys and enjoy all that Madison and the surrounding communities have to offer.
Madison Ballet is now entering its 35th season and is best known for presenting the crown jewel of the city’s holiday season, The Nutcracker in Overture Hall. The production features Madison Ballet’s company of professional dancers alongside over 150 local students and adults. The organization also operates the highly regarded School of Madison Ballet on Madison’s west side and has several well-established outreach programs, such as Movement in Your World (a partnership with the Dane County Parent Council Head Start classrooms) and a robust Master Class series for local dancers.
For more information, visit madisonballet.org.