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Madison Ballet Selects New Board Leadership

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Madison Ballet Selects New Board Leadership

Matthew Ulrich of Epic Systems Elected President 

MADISON, WI – Madison Ballet is proud to announce that Matthew Ulrich, Technical Services Engineer at Epic Systems, was elected President of the Board of the Directors at its August annual Meeting. Mr. Ulrich joined the board in 2016 and has served on its Finance Committee.

“Madison Ballet is a gift to our community, bringing the joy of creative expression to children and adults, to dancers and audiences, throughout Dane County and beyond,” said Mr. Ulrich.  “We are on track to be a revitalized, thriving organization serving our community well into the future. ”

Madison Ballet is grateful for the leadership of outgoing President Bob Cottingham, partner-in-charge of Wipfli’s Southern Region.  Mr. Cottingham joined the board in 2004.  He served as its President since 2013 and will continue as an active member.

The Board also elected David Hughes as Vice-President, Corkey Custer as Treasurer, and Jane Richardson as Secretary.  Mr. Hughes is Chief Customer Officer with On Point Technologies, Mr. Custer is Managing Partner of Custer Plumb Financial Services, and Ms Richardson is a community leader whose executive career spanned government, private, and not-for profit business sectors.

MJ Hecox, UW-Madison Assistant Director of Integrated Marketing Communications, is a newly elected member of the board.  Jonathan Solari joined Madison Ballet as CEO in June of this year.

For nearly 40 years Madison Ballet has been an integral part of the vibrant Dane County arts community.  Professional ballet education and training with the School of Ballet assures that students of all ages and skill levels gain the poise, confidence, discipline, and fundamental life skills intrinsic to the study of classical ballet.  Full scale productions such as the acclaimed Nutcracker and imaginative contemporary performances by the professional repertory company reach tens of thousands of people each  year,  while scholarships and neighborhood outreach programs connect hundreds of families and young people with the joy of dance.