Corporate Support

Corporate Support

Corporate Support

We are actively seeking Corporate Partners

Orlando Ballet actively seeks corporate supporters to partner with us on exciting new collaborations and programs which engage with our local community and new audiences.

 

Named “Best of Orlando Performing Arts Organization” – The Daily City

 

As a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organizations, corporate and philanthropic support ensures the vitality of the Ballet and allows us to deliver our mission to entertain, educate, and inspire our community. Ticket sales and school tuition cover only 70% of what it costs to operate annually; the remaining dollars come from tax-deductible donations made by businesses and corporations.

 

There are several ways for your company to support the visionary work of the Orlando Ballet, including taking a sponsored advertisement, sponsoring one of our productions, live music sponsorship, or supporting our community engagement programs.

2016/17 Season Program Ads

Sponsor an Ad and Support Orlando Ballet

Take advantage of a unique opportunity to highlight your business by becoming an Orlando Ballet Program Advertisement Sponsor. Ads in our program reach a guaranteed affluent audience. A sponsored ad is tax deductible* making a program advert a high-value, low-cost investment.

Orlando Ballet prints 30,000 programs during its 2016-17 season which runs from October 2016-May 2017 (Dracula October 28-30; The Nutcracker December 8-11; Masterworks March 24-26; A Cinderella Story May 5-7). All shows attract audiences of various ages, and our highest profile show is our Christmas blockbuster production of The Nutcracker, which has seven performances in December attracts over 14,000 people including lots of families enjoying their annual trip to the theatre. Our programs are published individually for each show in the season, so you have the opportunity to change your ad with each printing. A full-page ad for all four of our programs costs $2700 (alternative options are listed here).

Please support Orlando Ballet with this great way to promote your company to the audience at the Dr. Phillips Center!

Contact Jeheira Amaez, Director of Marketing & Communications, at [email protected] or 407.418.9829 or Kam Smith at 407.418.9828 to reserve your ad today, or if you have any questions. Please note: to take advantage of the full program, starting with Dracula, please ensure your Sponsored Advertisement artwork is submitted to Jeheira no later than 12 p.m. on October 13th.

 

* Tax deductible advertisements

The cost of your advertisement may be categorized as a sponsor ad and thus tax deductible so long as the language within the ad does not contain a specific sales pitch or call to action (i.e., get your tickets today, register now, etc.). Including your business’ contact information/website is acceptable. Suggested language includes:

  • “XYZ Company congratulates Orlando Ballet on its spectacular new season!”
  • “XYZ Company is a proud supporter of the Orlando Ballet”

Sponsoring Performances

Sponsoring performances during our annual season is a prestigious and personalized partnership that offers businesses privileges, excellent targeted visibility, and high profile recognition in return for your investment. Sponsorship packages can be customized to help elevate your network of clients, generate new customers, increase brand recognition and product sales, engage employees, and create community goodwill.

2016/2017 PERFORMANCE SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Sponsoring an Uncorked Lecture/Performance Demonstration  |  $10,000

Uncorked provides an intimate look at what makes the Orlando Ballet tick. Over a 70 minute dance and talk session, Robert Hill discusses excerpts of his choreography while the Orlando Ballet Company Members perform short snips of the dances. There are short performances from successful past and upcoming programs, some master-class moments, a glimpse of some raw works still in progress, and a question and answer session. Uncorked gives the audience member a fascinating opportunity to see how the dancers and dances come together and provides up to 200 of your staff, clients and VIP guests a wonderful and rewarding opportunity to experience the Orlando Ballet’s dancers performing up close.

 

Sponsorship Levels for Main Stage Productions

Packages range from $10,000 to $100,000 + for each production and includes:

 

Production Sponsor  $10,000- $25,000

  • Opportunity to sponsor a particular production, or lecture performance series production.
  • Name and/or company logo acknowledgement as Production Sponsor on printed and digital marketing materials.
  • An allocation of complementary tickets for your sponsored production.
  • Invitations to pre-show opening night receptions for your sponsored production.
  • Personal recognition during opening curtain speech.
  • Invitation to attend a private studio rehearsal.

 

Underwriting Sponsor  $25,000-$49,999

  • Opportunity to sponsor a mainstage season production, Family Series production or lecture performance series production.
  • Name and/or company logo acknowledgement as Underwriting Sponsor on printed and digital marketing materials.
  • An allocation of complementary tickets for your sponsored production.
  • Invitations to pre-show opening night receptions for your sponsored production.
  • Personal recognition during opening curtain speech.
  • Invitation to attend a private studio rehearsal.
  • Half page, four color ad in season program.

 

Presenting Sponsor  $50,000-$99,999

All of the Underwriting Sponsor benefits plus…

  • Name and/or company logo acknowledgement as Presenting Sponsor on printed and digital marketing materials.
  • Name and/or logo on season banner (subject to timing).
  • Full page, four color ad in season program.
  • Access to exclusive events with the Artistic Director and members of the Company.

 

Title Sponsor  $100,000+

All of the Presenting Sponsor benefits plus…

  • Name and/or company logo acknowledgement as Title Sponsor on printed and digital marketing materials.
  • Specially designed sponsorship package providing you with the highest level of signage and visibility.

 

‘Southern Trial Counsel loves sponsoring Uncorked! It’s a great way for us to put something back into the community and get up close to the Company.’

– Larry Smith

 

Sponsoring a Mainstage Production

Orlando Ballet’s 2016/17 New Season of Excellence promises to be our most exciting spectacular yet. It includes a mixture of classical and new dance never before performed by the Orlando Ballet – a balance of classical choreography with non-traditional dance that will capture everyone’s attention. Featuring dances choreographed by internationally recognized artists and even a few of Orlando Ballet’s dancers, it will be our most innovative and popular performance season to date.

 

Your company is invited to partner with one or more of our main stage productions at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, Disney Theater:

 

Dracula  Various Levels

Directed & Choreographed by Michael Pink. Score by Philip Feeney

October 28, 2016  |  8 p.m.
October 29, 2016  |  8 p.m.
October 30, 2016  |  2 p.m.

 

The Nutcracker  Various Levels

December 8, 2016  |  8 p.m.
December 9, 2016  |  8 p.m.
December 10, 2016  |  3 p.m.
December 10, 2016  |  8 p.m.
December 11, 2016   1 p.m.
December 10, 2016  |  11 a.m.  (Family Show)
December 11, 2016   6:30 p.m.

 

Masterworks  Various Levels

Choreography by George Balanchine, Jerome Robbins and Twyla Tharp. Music by Tchaikovsky, Leonard Bernstein and Frank Sinatra.

March 24, 2017  |  8 p.m.
March 25, 2017  |  8 p.m.
March 26, 2017  |  2 p.m

 

A Cinderella Story  Various Levels

Choreography by Val Caniparoli. Live music arranged by Ron Paley.

May 5, 2017  |  8 p.m.
May 6, 2017  |  8 p.m.
May 7, 2017  |  2 p.m.

 

A Tribute to Harriett: Best of Broadway Various Levels

Choreography by Robert Hill, Chiaki Yasukawa, and rising star Arcadian Broad (dancer with the Orlando Ballet).

February 25, 2017  |  8 p.m.

Table Sponsorship for A Tribute to Harriett: Best of Broadway Fundraising Gala – $10,000

Live Music Sponsor

Live music transforms the experience of watching ballet, flooding the senses of audiences and driving dancers to new heights of emotional performance. At Orlando Ballet we are committed to live music but recognize it is one of the company’s most expensive investments and the area that needs the most financial support from donors and sponsors to continue. We pride ourselves on collaborating with Central Florida’s excellent musicians and providing them with employment opportunities and the chance to perform with our world-class dancers.

 

Orlando Ballet’s future program includes ambitious plans for more exciting live music. We need the help of sponsors and donors who love music to help us fulfil this vision.

 

“It inspires the dancers to have live music. It’s a game-changer. It raises the level of quality of the product.” 

– Robert Hill, Artistic Director

 

LIVE MUSIC PERFORMANCE SPONSORSHIPS

 

Orlando Ballet will work with your company to provide a customized benefits package for the production of your choice.

The Nutcracker Live Music Sponsor ($100,000 Level):

Sole Sponsorship for the Nutcracker Live Music, your company is assured the highest visibility before, during and after the shows.

  • Name mentioned as Live Music sponsor in all media spots on radio and TV
  • Logo placed on all printed and digital promotional materials
  • An allocation of up to 20 complementary tickets for any Nutcracker production during the run.
  • An allocation of invitations to the pre-show opening night reception (on Thursday 8 December)
  • Name or Logo recognition on Orlando Ballet website and performance program as Live Music Sponsor for the Nutcracker
  • Invitation to attend a meet and greet (depending on the performers’ availability)
  • Inclusion in press announcements and email blasts
  • Live on-stage recognition on performance days
  • Opportunity to attend a rehearsal featuring the musicians (by arrangement)

 

Masterworks Live Music Sponsor ($65,000 Level):

Sponsors at this level are assured high visibility before, during and after the shows.

  • Name mentioned as Live Music sponsor in all media spots on radio and TV
  • Logo placed on all printed and digital promotional materials
  • An allocation of up to 10 complementary tickets for the opening night performance
  • An allocation of invitations to the pre-show opening night reception (on 24 March 2017)
  • Name or Logo recognition on Orlando Ballet website and performance program as Live Music Sponsor for Masterworks
  • Invitation to attend a meet and greet (depending on the performers’ availability)
  • Live on-stage recognition on performance days
  • Opportunity to attend a rehearsal featuring the musicians (by arrangement)

 

A Cinderella Story Live Music Sponsor ($40,000 Level):

Live Music Sponsors are assured high visibility before, during and after the shows.

  • Name mentioned as Live Music sponsor in all media spots on radio and TV
  • Logo placed on all printed and digital promotional materials
  • An allocation of up to 8 complementary tickets for the opening night performance
  • An allocation of invitations to the pre-show opening night reception (on 5 May 2017)
  • Name or Logo recognition on Orlando Ballet website and performance program as Live Music Sponsor for A Cinderella Story
  • Invitation to attend a meet and greet (depending on the performers’ availability)
  • Live on-stage recognition on performance days

Community Engagement Program

Orlando Ballet’s Community Engagement Programs offer businesses the opportunity to designate their annual giving. When you choose to support our community outreach programs, we will work closely to create a customized benefit package that fulfills your objectives.

Community Engagement Programs include: Scholarship Training for the Enrichment of Primary Students (STEPS) Program, Intro to Ballet Outreach Program (which provides 16,000 youngsters access to the ballet), Adaptive Dance Program, (weekly classes for children with Downs Syndrome) and, Come Dance With Us, (special workshops for children using wheelchairs), or become an Orlando Ballet School Sponsor to support a range of programs offered at the School and talented young dancers who are in need of financial assistance to further their training.

Orlando Ballet School Sponsor

$5,000-$25,000

 

To find out more about supporting our Community Engagement Program, please contact the Development Office at 407-418-9812.

 

** Information about Production Sponsorship and further details about our Community Engagement programs will be posted shortly.