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Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Blossoms of the Orient AKA Blossoms of the Orient Dance Theater
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Start Date
September 2014
End Date
August 2015
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2011, First Special Session, chapter 6, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Cultural Heritage

2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Administration costs
Number of full time equivalents funded
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

The students will be taught various Chinese dances to engage them in a variety of ethnic dance styles. Surveys will be given to see how much the students think they have improved since taking the classes. We are anticipating 90% of the students to indicate that their ability to express themselves creatively was enhanced.The students will be taking pre and post surveys to see how well they have mastered the fundamentals and understand the cultural objectives and the historical significance of the dances. The instructors will evaluate the students based on their performance.

Measurable Outcome(s)

From what we gathered from the surveys, the project was very successful at achieving our artistic goals. The 20 students agreed that their dance knowledge and abilities had improved. The instructors were also very impressed at how well the students performed.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Yu Vu, Tian Jiang Cui, Yusen Liu, Ying Moua Vu, Poua Lor, Mai Moua
Project Overview
Arts Activities Support
Project Details
Funding for a year-long dance class with Ya-jin Zhang that will culminate in a several performances in the Twin Cities.
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Blossoms of the Orient AKA Blossoms of the Orient Dance Theater
Street Address
5451 Dupont Ave N
Brooklyn Center
Zip Code
(612) 413-6226
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Julie Andersen: Eagan Art House Executive Director; Jill Anfang: Roseville Parks and Recreation Program Director; Bethany Brunsell: Music Teacher and Performer; Kathy Busch: Realtor, Shakopee School Board Member; Shelly Chamberlain: Minnesota Council of Nonprofits Operations Director; Joan Elwell: Lakeshore Players Executive Director; Mary Erickson: Independent School District 112 Community Education; Anthony Galloway: Actor, Storyteller, West Metro Education Program; Jamil Jude: Theatre Artist; Peter Leggett: Walker West Music Academy Executive Director; Dayna Martinez: Ordway Center for the Performing Arts; Colleen McLaughlin: Arts Midwest Director of External Relations; Tom Moffatt: Silverwood Park Supervisor; Christine Murakami Noonan: Minnesota State Fair Foundation; Heather Rutledge: ArtReach Saint Croix Executive Director; Rachel Smoka-Richardson: Children's Theatre Company Development Officer; Dameun Strange: Composer and Performer; Melissa Wright: Twin Cities Public Television.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Mary Elizabeth Lee: Artistic, Marketing, Web Design; Tricia Khutoretsky: Education; Timothy Parlin: Artistic; Nancy Rosenbaum: Organizational Development, Education, Marketing; Dan Peltzman: Administration, Finance, Artistic; Erin McQuay: Administration, Disabilities, Education; J Wren Supak: Artistic, Education; Ashley Sondergaard: Marketing, Artistic, Fundraising; Josh LaGrave: Administration, Artistic.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed