September 22, 2015. It is with heavy heart that we acknowledge the passing of our beloved friend Cheri Mitchell. Cheri was tragically hit by a car while jogging before 7am this morning. She went into emergency surgery but did not survive. Our thoughts and prayers go out to her husband and family.
Cheri was an OhioDance Board of Trustee since 2003, and treasurer since 2011. She recently retired from BalletMet as executive director, a position that she held for 13 years.
She will be remembered as a true champion for the arts and know that the angels of dance are with her now.
Cheri was truly a beautiful, treasured, and deeply respected spouse, friend, and colleague. Her tragic loss is countered by the tremendously positive impact that she made with her life.
Prior to joining BalletMet, Mitchell was managing director of the Contemporary American Theatre Company in Columbus for nearly nine years and the director of membership and education at the Ohio Dental Association for four years, according to the website.
She has also served on the board of directors for Ohio Citizens for the Arts and a Portable Theatre and represented BalletMet on the Discovery District Development Corporation and Columbus Cultural Leadership Consortium.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 P.M. Friday, September 25th and 1 to 4 P.M. Saturday, September 26, 2015 at the McPeek-Hoekstra Funeral Home, 133 S. Prospect St., Granville. Online condolences may be expressed at www.mcpeekhoekstra.com.
A memorial service celebrating Cheri’s life will be held October 24, 2015 at the Capitol Theatre in Columbus, Ohio. Time to be announced.
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