OUR PURPOSE

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.

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OUR MISSION

Make an IMPACT

Connect patrons with opportunities to support arts education where their contributions make a significant impact

Enrich Children's LIVES

Connect children to life-changing benefits of dance education that they otherwise could not afford

Develop LEADERS

Connect highly-trained dance instructors with opportunities for charitable work-study assignments

OUR PLAN

Phase One: Establish Network of Supported Initiatives

Conduct fundraising activities by leveraging existing networks to create an initial general operating fund
Select schools/programs in need of financial assistance to help grow their student population, strengthen their curriculum and share their art with local audiences
Expand awareness of Trifecta Arts' programs and increase donor base to support active Initiatives
Begin grant applications and corporate outreach, as momentum builds

The Future: Begin Guest Teaching Assignments

Identify teachers and /or choreographers to participate in short-term guest assignments at selected schools or programs

Benefits for Students

Intellectual
cognitive development  *  memory  *  time management  *  imagination

Psychological

self-confidence  *  perseverance   *  dedication   *  poise   *  cooperation   *  commitment

Physical
strength   *  flexibility   *  balance

Benefits for Teachers

*  International exposure
*  Travel and study abroad
*  Teach/mentor
*  Foreign language development
*  Cultural diversity

OUR FOUNDER

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Anne Koho

Founder

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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 year, Trifecta Arts has sponsored ballet, instrumental music and art programs at low-income public schools in Ecuador. More than 200 students have participated in these programs taught by Ms. Koho and local arts instructors.

 

 

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