Our Sponsors

The 2017 season is supported in part through an award from the Akron Knight Arts Challenge.  The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation is providing funding to bring more professional dancers into Akron, and to support the professional musicians of the Akron Symphony.  A founding sponsor of the Heinz Poll Summer Dance Festival is Akron Community Foundation, which manages endowments established for Ohio Ballet created by the Knight and GAR Foundations.  The festival also receives support from the Ohio Arts Council, and “Friends of the Festival,” individuals who have made contributions in Poll’s memory and in support of continuing the summer tradition.