Director of Education
Alyson Chavez began her tenure with Milwaukee Ballet Company in August 2005 in the newly created position of Director of Education. She joins Milwaukee Ballet from Colorado Ballet where she created and implemented an exceptional Education and Outreach program for four years.
During her tenure with Colorado Ballet, Ms. Chavez was a leader in the rapid growth of outreach and awareness-building resulting in a record outreach of 35,000 individuals by the end of the 2004-2005 season. Ms. Chavez served as a co-chair of the Education Committee for the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District from 2003 to 2005 and as the Director of Community Outreach for Salon d’Arts during the summers of 2005 and 2006.
Ms. Chavez earned her Bachelor Degree in Political Science with honors from the University of Colorado at Denver, and she has spent the last 10 years working in both education and in the non-profit arts world. She has worked in the Denver Public School System as a bilingual paraprofessional, and has taught Spanish and Drama as a long-term substitute at the high school level. Ms. Chavez spent three years working in the Education Department of Central City Opera in Colorado as both an intern and an assistant where she helped to develop production study guides and an education brochure. She has attended Denver University’s Aesthetic Education Institute of Colorado and has also taught acting in the Academy of Colorado Ballet’s Summer Intensive Program.
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