DFT underwrites Chautauqua Regional Youth Ballet Performance as Part of Family Entertainment Series

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To observe ballet is a rare experience, to witness the human body as strength and art, limitation and grace. And as a part of the Family Entertainment Series, dancers from the Chautauqua Regional Youth Ballet will perform at 6 p.m. Tuesday in Elizabeth S. Lenna Hall, thanks to the sponsorship of DFT Communications, Partners in Technology.

“DFT is proud to partner with Chautauqua Institution to bring such quality family programs to Chautauqua County and the entire region,” said Mark Maytum, president and chief operating officer of DFT Communications. “The events in the free Family Entertainment Series are popular with families who are spending the week at Chautauqua as well as families who live in Chautauqua County and the surrounding area. This is our fifth year sponsoring performances in this series, including tonight’s presentation by the Chautauqua Regional Youth Ballet.”

Founded more than 118 years ago by Arthur R. Maytum, with continued ownership and operation by the Maytum family, DFT views the concept of family as an important pillar of their success.

“We are proud to support events that promote and enhance the family experience for our residents and summer guests at Chautauqua Institution,” Maytum said. “I hope people of all ages will take advantage of these unique performances in such a beautiful setting. We value our partnership with Chautauqua Institution and look forward to a long and prosperous future as ‘Partners in Technology.’ ”

Community patrons can request a complimentary pass from the Main Gate Welcome Center will call window to attend this free performance. For information regarding underwriting programs at Chautauqua, please contact Tina Downey, director of the Chautauqua Fund, at 716-357-6404 or

Joshua Gurian

The author Joshua Gurian

Joshua Gurian is a graduate of Binghamton University Class of 2015, with a Bachelor of Arts in English literature. He currently lives as a freelance writer in Chicago.