Parke Ballantine

"What you seek, is seeking you."


- Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī

From Andover, New Jersey, Parke has lived throughout the US on both the East and West coasts, the South, and the Mid-West. Recently returning to the east-coast from Chicago, Parke joined the DanceWorks Chicago board in October 2015 to support early career dancers and artists in finding and using their unique expression to build self confidence and change the world.

With a background in Ethnic Studies, film production, Marketing and program management, Parke offers expertise in developing inclusive multimedia marketing strategies and operational processes that encourage belonging with a global perspective. Parke is currently enrolled at Northeastern University obtaining her MBA to increase her business skills to compliment a career in non-profits and the arts.

Parke is a strong believer in the power of authenticity through self exploration and expression to heal and transform. It is with this belief that she cultivates her life, relationships, art, travel, and advocacy. Parke enjoys reading, dancing, getting dressed, traveling, and really fabulous conversations.