Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Jenkintown ballet company gets boost

Michael Weil pledges $100,000 donation to the Metropolitan Ballet Company of Jenkintown.

Jenkintown ballet company gets boost

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Metropolitan Ballet Company.
Metropolitan Ballet Company.

They have been floating on air in Jenkintown lately, which isn't surprising since the "they" is Lisa Collins Vidnovic and her troops at the Metropolitan Ballet Company. Michael Weil, president and COO of American Realty Capital and father of the ballet company's own Peter Weil, recently pledged $100,000, which he'll pay over five years, to the Metropolitan Ballet Company. He donated the first installment of $20,000 in December.

The $100,000 will be the largest donation since the ballet company began in 2001. 

Peter Weil studied under Vidnovic, the ballet company's director, and has performed with the ballet company.

"I have watched Peter mature over a decade fomr a young boy who loved to dance to a young man who is now pursuing a career and living his dream," Michael Weil said. "My gift to Metropolitan Ballet Company is intended to help other children learn to love the world of dance." 

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