Day one as BalletMet’s new marketing intern. Most interns start their day with a tour of a handmade costume room, a trip to NBC and a greeting from Maurice Hines, right? Well that’s how I spent my first day at BalletMet and I can’t wait to see what’s in store for the rest of the time I am here!
My name is Courtney and I am currently a senior at The Ohio State University. For two years I have waited for the email from my advisor informing me that BalletMet was looking for an intern. Well the time has come and here I am, eager about what is to come. During my time here, I am going to blog about my experiences and provide an exciting behind-the-scenes look at BalletMet Columbus, starting with today.
First things first, after being introduced to everyone, I was taken on a tour of the building. One striking aspect of BalletMet is the fact that everything is in this one building. You have crucial business handled upstairs, while future ballerinas and professional dancers vigorously practice downstairs. I found this to be very charming and is what, I think, makes BalletMet so exciting; to know that every aspect of this organization is literally a staircase away.
In addition to your surroundings, it is also the people that work here that really add to BalletMet. It is clear that everyone who is here wants to be here; something rarely seen in the workplace today. This team atmosphere and passion for the same art is the foundation of BalletMet and essential to its success.
That being said, the 2009-2010 BalletMet season begins on Friday, October 16th with the magnificent Swan Lake!
I hope to see you there!