MILWAUKEE — A ribbon was cut on Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 4 in celebration of the Milwaukee Ballet’s new home, the Baumgartner Center for Dance (128 N. Jackson St.). As part of this celebration, the Milwaukee Ballet used 2,500 yards of ribbon and 100 pointe shoes — and placed those in 20 locations around the city.
“This has been yes, an amazing journey,” said Milwaukee Ballet Artistic Director Michael Pink. “We all know that it takes a family, it takes a team to achieve anything. From all of our wonderfully generous donors in the community who have given generously to us, I thank you each and every one of you. And I know you will feel proud about the building.”
Pink said the new building is the gift that will keep giving for the next 50 years.
A news release says the 52,000 square foot Baumgartner Center for Dance caps a multi-year process of planning, fundraising and construction.
The Milwaukee Ballet moved out of its former home at 504 W. National Avenue in July after 38 years.