Yes, there is a professional ballet company in Grand Rapids.
In fact, they're the only one in the state.
And they are really fed up with people not knowing that.
“We used to have letterhead that said ‘Michigan’s best kept secret’ or something, and I was like, let’s get rid of that,” laughs the company’s executive director, Glenn Del Vecchio.
But the city’s ballet has long had support from one of West Michigan’s biggest philanthropists, Peter Wege.