Canton Ballet has engaged Michael Rizert of Hartville as marketing and development coordinator.  He will join the ballet staff on July 15 where he will be responsible for a comprehensive fundraising and marketing program that includes management of the ballet’s social media channels.

Rizert holds an M.A. in Arts Administration from the University of Akron.  He previously worked with the Cleveland Orchestra as editorial and media relations coordinator.  He also has worked for the Aspen Music Festival and School, the American Dance Festival, Playhouse Square and the National Inventors Hall of Fame and Museum.