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FESTIVAL BALLET PROVIDENCE has rebranded and is now known as Ballet Rhode Island, or 'Ballet RI.' / COURTESY BALLET RHODE ISLAND

Festival Ballet Providence rebrands to ‘Ballet RI’

PROVIDENCE – With recent changes to leadership and its mission, Festival Ballet Providence had begun connecting with other audiences beyond the city’s borders through...
WARWICK FIREFIGHTERS Local 2748 will hold a charity ball in support of the Friends of the Warwick Animal Shelter on May 20 at the Crowne Plaza Providence-Warwick. / COURTESY CROWNE PLAZA PROVIDENCE-WARWICK

Philanthropy Calendar, April 26, 2023

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Fogarty Foundation grants $250K to 40 R.I. nonprofits

PROVIDENCE – The John E. Fogarty Foundation on Friday granted a total of more than $250,000 to 40 nonprofit organizations in Rhode Island that...

Philanthropy Calendar, April 12, 2023

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Laurine Ryan Perry

Perry named Festival Ballet Providence board president

LAURINE RYAN PERRY, a fine wine key accounts manager for West Greenwich-based Mancini Beverage, was recently appointed the new president for Festival Ballet Providence’s...
HARBORONE FOUNDATION RHODE ISLAND awarded $201,000 in grants to 16 local nonprofit organizations.

HarborOne Foundation R.I. awards $201K in grants to local organizations

PROVIDENCE – HarborOne Foundation Rhode Island announced Monday that it has awarded $201,000 in total grants to 16 local nonprofit organizations to help support...

Island Moving Company names Genest new artistic director

NEWPORT – Contemporary ballet nonprofit Island Moving Company announced on March 21 that Danielle Genest was appointed as the organization’s new artistic director. Genest, currently...

Five Questions With: Kathleen Breen Combes

Kathleen Breen Combes is the executive director of Festival Ballet Providence. The dance company’s 2021 production of “The Nutcracker” was its best year on...

Five Questions with: Phillip Kydd

Phillip Kydd is the principal of Warwick-based business services company Gemini Group and was recently elected to the Festival Ballet Providence’s board of trustees....
Kathleen Breen Combes joined Festival Ballet Providence as executive director in 2019, following a long dance career that included serving as principal dancer with Boston Ballet. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Set the highest of standards

Kathleen Breen Combes | Festival Ballet Providence executive director My 19-year career as a professional dancer taught me a lot. Now, as an executive and...
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