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The Karla Sweeney Foundation

Karla Sweeney founded St. Croix Ballet in 1991 in the basement of her Stillwater home. She built the program into one of the Twin Cities top ballet studios. After a gallant 15-year dance with late-stage breast cancer, Mz. Karla passed about in February 2015.

For almost 20 years, St. Croix Ballet has maintained a non-profit affiliate to promote ballet and dance education and performing opportunities for students in the St. Croix Valley and the East Metro region. In 2016, the former ‘Ballet Jubilate' became 'The Karla Sweeney Foundation for the Arts' in honor of Mz. Karla.

Since 2013, an annual 'Evening on Pointe' fundraiser at the Grand Banquet Hall in downtown Stillwater has been held. The elegant event includes dinner, a silent auction, and special performances by St. Croix Ballet dancers. Evening on Point has become a beloved yearly tradition for the studio and an opportunity to for the community to further support youth and the arts in our region.

We have also provided the link below to contribute to the Karla Sweeney Foundation for the Arts at any time.

Thank you.