Sharon Resch has been on the Board of Directors for the Meyer Theatre since 2005. Her love of dance and theatre is a life-long passion, and the foundation for her initial involvement with philanthropy.
After winning a Ford Foundation for The Arts Scholarship, Sharon enrolled at the Illinois Institute of Technology, studying for a math degree in the mornings, taking dance classes in the afternoons and dancing in the Chicago Opera Ballet in the evenings. Her talent and determination took her to New York City and led to roles in, “The Music Man” and “Flower Drum Song.” Along the way, she earned a master’s degree in math. She moved to Los Angeles for roles in television specials and became a choreographer as well.
After her marriage to Dick Resch, who was a high school classmate, Sharon moved to Green Bay, and she quickly became involved in the local performing arts. She volunteered to be the choreographer for a musical at Southwest High School, and then for a number of Dudley Birder’s St. Norbert Music Theatre productions, including “The Music Man,” “Guys ‘n Dolls,” and “Me and My Girl.”
Every other year Sharon funds, coordinates and produces the Czech/Slovak International Vocal Competition Semi-finals in Green Bay and the Finals in Montreal. She has taught dance at the Academy of Music and Dance in Banska Bystrica, Slovakia, for two years, with plans to return.
The list of causes Sharon has championed includes the Bay Area Humane Society and Animal Shelter, Greater Green Bay Habitat for Humanity, Hadassah, and Cerebral Palsy.