March 9, 2019

Get ready for an exciting dance event as Northeast Ohio’s local high school football talents are paired with Canton Ballet dancers to perform before a panel of celebrity judges at Umstattd Performing Arts Hall on the Pro Football Hall of Fame Campus.  This fun and family friendly event includes a separate admission HOF Tailgate After Party with a Celebrity Meet and Greet followed by a tour of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Touchdowns & Tutus is conceived of and chaired by Ashley Bettis, a Canton Ballet alumna, former professional dancer and current member of the ballet’s board of trustees. 

The VIP Pre Game Reception at the  Gold Jacket Lounge on Pro Football Hall of Fame campus will consist of cocktails, heavy hors d’oeuvres and a private concert and cost $75 person.  Admission for the Touchdowns and Tutus performance is $25 adult, $15 student and $35 Preferred Gold Seating. The HOF Tailgate After Party admission is $25 adult and $15 student. A VIP All Access Pass costs $125 and includes Pre Game Reception, GOLD Seating, and the HOF Tailgate After Party.  Tickets are available online at or call 330.455.7220.

Proceeds from Touchdowns & Tutus will benefit School of Canton Ballet financial aid, educational outreach and live music for all ballet classes.

2017 Participants

2019 Participating Couples (Canton Ballet dancer and football player)

2018 Donors and Sponsors
The Repository
Krugliak Wilkins Griffiths & Dougherty
Martin Sports Productions
Biery Cheese
Robert J. Events & Catering
Holiday Inn
Twenty/20 Taphouse

91 Restaurant Group
Acme Fresh Market Foundation
Adco Distributors, Inc.
Akron Children’s Hospital
Angry BBQ
Apple Growth Partners
Assured Partners, Inc.-Leonard Insurance
Kim & Jonathan Bellissimo
Bomba Tacos & Run Bar
BoneFish Grill
Brewster Cheese
Cain Toyota-BMW
Canton Chamber of Commerce
Com Doc
Day Ketterer Ltd.
Diebold Employee Charitable Foundation
Earth Fare
Enviroscapes, Inc
Extreme Tix
Farmers Bank Group
Fresh Thyme Farmers Market
George’s Lounge
Greenlines Transportation
Gregory Industries
Claudette & Robb Hankins
Penny & Don Hare
Huntington National Bank
Kat’s Bake Shoppe
Katy’s Kreations
Donna & Bob Leibensperger
Levin Furniture
Sharon & Bill Luntz
Mac Trailer Manufacturing
Marathan Oil and Gas
Mercy Medical Center
Midland Atlantic Properties
Miller and Company Sanitation Services
Ohio Citizens for the Arts
OMNI Orthopedics
Palombo’s Italian Restaurant
ProTech Security
RC Miller Family
Shauer Insurance Agency
Nick Strimbu, Inc.
The Wicked Pickle
Young Truck Sales, Inc.