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18-19 Season Opening Gala July 2, 2018 |

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About the 18-19 Season Opening Gala

Join Orlando Ballet on Saturday, October 13th for the signature fundraising event of the 18-19 Season and the 7:30pm performance of Carmina Burana at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. The gala will celebrate 10 years of artistic excellence under the artistic direction of Robert Hill. Prior to the performance, guests will enjoy a reception including drinks and passed hors d’oeuvres, and then proceed to the seated dinner. Following the performance, guests will enjoy an After Party.

 

What This Event Will Benefit

The 18-19 Season Opening Gala will benefit Orlando Ballet, the only professional resident ballet company in Central Florida that provides a complete season of full length ballets, new works, and non-traditional programs. Since 1974, the Ballet has endeavored to meet the interests of traditional patrons and inspire new audiences to embrace the art of dance.

Artistic Director, Robert Hill’s vision is to make ballet relevant to today’s audiences. The company adheres to its mission to entertain, educate and enrich through the highest quality of dance. The company, through its artistic productions, dance education at Orlando Ballet School, and community enrichment programs, works to instill appreciation of the art of dance, celebrate the joy of dance and revel in the power of dance.

 

Single Gala Tickets

Admission for a single gala guest is $500. Single tickets include admission to the 18-19 Season Opening Gala and After Party. Single Gala Ticket does not include cost of Carmina Burana performance (separate purchase). For questions, please contact Taylor Battle, Development Coordinator, at [email protected] or 407-418-9812.

 

After Party Tickets

Following the performance of Carmina Burana, join Orlando Ballet’s Company Dancers to enjoy dessert and dance the night away. Admission for a single After Party guest is $100. After Party ticket does not include cost of the 18-19 Season Opening Gala or Carmina Burana performance (separate purchase). For questions, please contact Taylor Battle, Development Coordinator, at [email protected] or 407-418-9812.

 

Carmina Burana Tickets

Entry to the performance of Carmina Burana on Saturday, October 13th at 7:30 pm requires a separate ticket purchase for single ticket buyers. Preferred seating will be held for attendees of the seated portion of the Season Opening Gala and will be available for purchase until Friday, September 28th. Preferred seating is limited, so please book early to ensure the best availability. (Please Note: Preferred seating is not held for After Party Only guests, but will be available for purchase online after, Friday September 28th.)

To reserve your seats for this performance, please contact the Orlando Ballet Box Office at 407-418-9828 or [email protected] (preferred seating is not available for purchase online until after Friday, September 28th).

Note: Tickets purchased via subscription may be exchanged for the Saturday evening performance. Specific seat selection based upon availability. To exchange your subscription tickets please contact the Orlando Ballet Box Office at 408-418-9828 (exchanges are not available through the Dr. Phillips Center Box Office).

 

Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorship opportunities range from $2,500 to $50,000 and include a variety of benefits. Gala sponsorships include admittance to the gala, after party, and performance. For questions about sponsorships or to tailor your benefits, please contact Cheryl Collins, Director of Development, at [email protected] or 407-418-9815.

 

Gala Presenting Sponsor – $50,000 (Exclusive) or Co-Presenting (2) @ $25,000

  • Admission for twenty (20) guests to Season Opening Gala and After Party plus twenty (20) tickets to the Saturday, October 13th performance of Carmina Burana at 7:30 PM (ten (10) guests are allotted for each co-presenting sponsor).
  • Two reserved tables at the Season Opening Gala seated dinner.
  • Premium recognition on print and media ads.
  • Recognition on website and social media advertising, and event signage where available.
  • Recognition on Orlando Ballet’s website and printed programs.

 

Gala Event Sponsor – $10,000

  • Admission for ten (10) guests to Season Opening Gala and After Party plus ten (10) tickets to the Saturday, October 13th performance of Carmina Burana at 7:30 PM
  • Reserved table at the Season Opening Gala seated dinner.
  • Recognition on print and media ads.
  • Recognition on website and social media advertising, and event signage where available.
  • Recognition on Orlando Ballet’s website and printed programs.

 

Gala Table Sponsor – $5,000

  • Admission for ten (10) guests to Season Opening Gala and After Party plus ten (10) tickets to the Saturday, October 13th performance of Carmina Burana at 7:30 PM.
  • Reserved table at the Season Opening Gala seated dinner.
  • Recognition on website and social media advertising, and event signage where available.
  • Recognition on Orlando Ballet’s website and printed programs.

 

After Party Sponsor – $2,500*

  • Admission for ten (10) guests to After Party
  • Recognition on Orlando Ballet’s website and printed programs.

 

Additional Opportunities to Support Orlando Ballet

To raise additional funds, organizations from around the community, including Bloomingdale’s, Hand and Stone Windermere, and the Ritz Carlton, have donated secret “treats” valued at $100 or more. Guests who make a $100 contribution will take home an exciting gift to keep or share.

 

After Party Ticket: $50 per after party ticket may be claimed as tax-deductible.

Gala Tickets: $375 per gala ticket may be claimed as tax-deductible.

Sponsors: Fair market value per guest (performance and gala and after party admission) is $225. Balance may be claimed as tax-deductible.

Proceeds will benefit Orlando Ballet. Orlando Ballet is a 501(c) (3) not-for-profit organization. Contributions are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law.  A copy of the official registration (#CH1282) and financial information may be obtained from the Division of Consumer Services by calling toll-free 1-800-435-7352 or www.800helpfla.com.  Registration does not imply endorsement, approval or recommendation.