Partners of the Americas lost a dear friend recently, Bill Engle. He was a pathfinder for Partners of the Americas in promoting culture and arts in Brazil and the US. He had a fascination for Brazilian culture and dance that led to his immersion in Partners activities. He not only traveled extensively to Indiana’s Partner state, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, to make music and dance presentations and organize exchange programs, but he also traveled across the US and Brazil to enrich the entire Partners hemispheric network in the arts and education.
Bill always gravitated to opportunities to mentor and support novice dancers, students and musicians, and Youth Ambassadors with the Partners program in the Brazil and US, and he will be missed dearly.
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