Where’s Amy?: The Indiana Ballet Conservatory’s ‘Pointe to the Cure’


Commentary by Amy Pauszek

The Indiana Ballet Conservatory recently hosted the 2015 ‘Pointe to the Cure’. Inspired by Joey Keller who lost his battle at age 9 to cancer, the students and staff put on a dance recital and gala to help raise funds for local pediatric cancer research at the Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital and Riley Hospital for Children. I have had the opportunity to meet incrediable celebrities and attend wonderful events through “Where’s Amy?” but, this event really touched my heart.  IBC students and staff worked long hours and dedicated their performance to kids who are or had been battling an illness. The night started out by a special guest appearance and intimate concert by ’The Voice’ 6th season winner Josh Kaufman. Guests were treated to a top notch VIP Masquerade Soiree with an amazing silent auction and opportunity to meet other local celebrities. I know everyone who attended would agree that the ‘real celebrities’ were the brave children who attended the gala. I had an opportunity to meet an incredible strong young girl named Sophia, whose mother told me it was benefits like this that helped her family get the care Sophia needed to survive. All of the proceeds that were raised went directly to support local families in need and to Cancer research. The IBC rocked the Toby Theatre stage with powerful contemporary dances that were executed with sheer perfection. “Where’s Amy?” is proud to be a friend of the Indiana Ballet Conservatory and felt inspired after attending the Gala to help other’s in need. I sat in ‘awe’ impressed by the young professional students who were unselfishly giving back to their own community. It was a night where kids understood the power of paying it forward. Bravo to all of my friends at the IBC. Thank-you for giving a magical performance and using your talent to help others – you are making a difference. For more information or if you would like to contribute to the cause, visit indianaballetconservatory.org