Ballet Des Moines brings STEM and art to Muscatine Riverfront on June 9

Ballet Des Moines is proud to announce its return to the Muscatine Riverfront on Friday, June 9, 2023, as part of its statewide tour celebrating female leaders in STEM and art. The event will feature a free outdoor performance by the ballet company, as well as interactive STEM booths and food trucks.

The festivities will start at 5 p.m. with family-friendly STEM booths by local organizations, where attendees can explore various science topics and engage in hands-on activities. The performance will begin at 7 p.m. and showcase the work of important female choreographers, inspired by the stories of Iowa women in STEM.

This event is part of Ballet Des Moines’ 2022-23 Season, which aims to share inspiring artistry alongside interactive science activities throughout the state of Iowa. This year, the ballet company is focusing on amplifying the voices of female leaders in rural and semi-rural communities where young women may lack exposure and opportunities in STEM fields. The tour is also a response to youth surveys and STEM education research that highlight the need for strong female role models and mentors.

The Community Foundation of Greater Muscatine, Stanley Center’s Global Education, and the Greater Muscatine Chamber of Commerce and Industry are proud sponsors. The tour is made possible by the collaboration of various partners, including 4-H, partner academic institutions from each of the six Iowa STEM regions, Iowa Space Grant Consortium, volunteers from Mid-American Energy, and a collection of women associated with Central Iowa Women’s Organizations.

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