Interlochen Center for the Arts will break ground on a $6 million expansion to its Dance Center on Oct. 18.
The construction includes adding four modern studios, updating faculty offices and expanding the dressing rooms and costume storage.
“The dance program at Interlochen has been inspiring young artists for decades,” Trey Devey, president of Interlochen Center for the Arts, said in a statement. “This renovation and expansion with state-of-the-art facilities represents our commitment to a world-class program for future generations of young dancers."
A fitness room with a physical therapy space will also be included. A total of 22,000 square feet will be added.
Alumna, Trustee and Campaign Cabinet Co-Chair Nancy Hoagland helped with expansion efforts.
“I’ve attended camp and academy dance performances, photographed Interlochen dancers, supported a variety of guest artists and teachers who have visited campus, and I have been excited by the growth and expansion of the dance program here at Interlochen over the years," Hoagland said in a statement.
Other contributors for the expansion came from the Marvin and Betty Danto Foundation, the Mallory Foundation, Glynn and Charlene Williams, Bill and Linda Nelson, the Chormann Family Foundation, Susan Kettering and the Kettering Family Foundation, Elaine and Nick Mischler, and Phyllis Foster, according to Interlochen’s press release.
The groundbreaking will occur Friday, Oct. 18 at 5 p.m. on the Interlochen campus.