Trifecta Arts was created to advance performing and visual arts education in under served parts of the world by connecting donors, students and teachers.
The creation of this 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization will initially provide charitable support for underprivileged students and advance educational dance opportunities.
Dance education has been proven to foster self-confidence, enhance analytical abilities, and increase physical health. These activities will result in new generations of arts contributors, beneficiaries, and better humans.
Phase One: Establish Network of Supported Initiatives
The Future: Begin Guest Teaching Assignments
Pointe to Pointe
One woman’s life journey leads to a heart-felt mission of sharing ballet, music and art with young students and encouraging the development of outstanding teachers to continue the legacy of these classical art forms.
Meet Anne Koho
Ms. Koho began her ballet training at the age of 6 in Columbia, South Carolina, under the direction of Ann Brodie, founder and Artistic Director of the Columbia City Ballet and Adolfina Suarez, formerly of the Ballet Nacional de Cuba. She performed in numerous full-length ballets, including The Nutcracker (as Clara at age 10), Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella and Coppelia.
Ms. Koho continued her dance studies on scholarship at the University of Iowa with Francoise Martinet, an original member of the Joffrey Ballet and former teacher at the Joffrey Ballet School. While at the University, Ms. Koho performed ballet soloist roles in University Opera productions of Faust, The Merry Widow and A Midsummer Night’s Dream as well as feature roles in the annual Dance Galas. Ms. Koho has taken master classes with Gene Kelly, Edward Villella and an extensive list of professional ballet companies. Ms. Koho also studied with Jonathan Watts at the Kansas City Ballet and completed a full summer internship with the Joffrey II Ballet Company.
Following graduation with degrees in Accounting and Ballet, Ms. Koho was the assistant ballet mistress and performed for two seasons with the Fort Wayne (Indiana) Ballet. Ms. Koho began teaching classical ballet in 2000. She currently instructs all levels of ballet and pointe, and choreographs for soloists and groups of all sizes. Ms. Koho has received national choreography awards and her dancers have received both regional and national awards.
Ms. Koho recently concluded a rewarding corporate career that spanned more than 30 years in banking, consulting and IT project management. In 2017, Ms. Koho founded Trifecta Arts Inc. (www.TrifectaArts.org), a nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing arts educational opportunities for underprivileged youth around the world. During its first three years, Trifecta Arts has sponsored ballet, instrumental music and art programs at low-income public schools in Ecuador. More than 700 students have participated in these programs taught by Ms. Koho and local arts instructors, providing over 14,000 student classroom hours.
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