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The arts connect us all and we need them now more than ever. That's why on June 12, Grand Rapids Ballet—Michigan's only professional ballet company—will release a world premiere virtual programming piece from Choreographer-in-Residence and Princess Grace Award-winner Penny Saunders.

"I got interested in helping women leaders because it became clear that women really are the future of the workforce."

When Christina Guajardo Arnold was young, there were few Latinos in the community and only two Latino families in her elementary school. A child of divorce, less common then, Chris had friends who weren't allowed to play with her because she had no father and was Mexican.

Stacie Thomas, owner and master trainer, The Barre Code Grand Rapids, first discovered The Barre Code while living in Chicago.

The Loeks family has created a 75-year legacy in West Michigan with Celebration Cinemas.

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