For My 35th Birthday, I’d like to see my Pop’s Last Modern Dance Performance Before He Retires March 15th

What I’d really like more than anything for my birthday is help getting to Chicago to see my Father’s final performance at Momenta Dance Company on the 15th before he retires after 41 years of modern dancing. Any little bit is much appreciated my Paypal is pei1@cornell.edu If you’d like to buy some art, I’m open to custom orders large and small! All supporters will get a 4″ x 6″ original drawing sent to you as a thank you.





A night at the San Francisco Ballet, 2008 with father Larry Ippel and son Pete Ippel

A night at the San Francisco Ballet, 2008 with father Larry Ippel and son Pete Ippel

Pete Ippel Celebrates Five Years as the San Francisco Ballet Residence Manager

Over the past five years, I’ve been working very hard to make Jackson Manor very livable and professional, and I’m happy to say that with all the support, it’s been a great learning process, and ultimately a resounding success. Nearly 20 dancers have gone on to San Francisco Ballet and scores more are professional dancers throughout the world. Check out the San Francisco Chronicle article on the day-to-day life of 26 pre-professional dancers under one roof.

I am so very thankful for the support and contributions of Patricia Swanson, Kirsten Gamb, Jason Blackwell, Andrew Harvill, and especially Jim Sohm for being such a great mentor, and helping me develop as a manager through his calm and fair example.