Ballet Vero Beach invites Camp Haven men to rehearsal

INDIAN RIVER COUNTY — Dance, for many, is an art form that can lift one’s spirit and inspire creativity from within. For a group of the homeless and at-risk men at Camp Haven, it did just that, after seeing a private dress rehearsal of a dynamic performance put on by the Chicago Repertory Ballet – compliments of Ballet Vero Beach.

When Ballet Vero Beach’s CEO/Artistic Director, Adam Schnell, was asked why he invited Camp Haven’s men to this viewing, he said, “For me, dance has always inspired me to dream big. I hope that Ballet Vero Beach can help these guys see human potential exploited to its fullest and are inspired to dream even bigger than I do.”

Camp Haven’s Board President, Lalita Janke, concurred by adding, “These men are working hard every day to get back on track and change their lives for the better. It’s nice to be able to expose them to the world of dance and arts in general. Creativity is a great asset to have no matter what line of work one chooses to be in.”

To learn more about Ballet Vero Beach and their upcoming performances, visit

To learn more about Camp Haven’s transitional shelter-program for area homeless and at-risk men, call (772) 999-3625 or visit

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