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Become a Member of the Barre

Orlando Ballet invites you to indulge your love of ballet by becoming a Member of the Barre and a supporter of the Company. The quality of our work is superb but cannot be sustained without your help. Our partnerships with individuals, funders, brands, trusts, and foundations are key to achieving our artistic vision, while helping to enrich Central Florida’s cultural life with one of the world’s finest ballet companies. As a 501 (C) (3) organization, the Orlando Ballet relies on your philanthropic support, in addition to your patronage, to ensure the vitality of the Ballet and further its mission to entertain, educate, and inspire our community. Our ticket sales and school tuition only cover 70% of our annual operating costs. We need to raise the remaining dollars from tax-deductible donations made by individuals, corporations, foundations, and government agencies. As a Member of the Barre you become an essential part of Orlando Ballet. From cutting-edge new works to stunning classics, every donation counts and every Member makes a difference. There are five levels to choose from:

Members of the Barre Levels FIRST POSITION SECOND POSITION THIRD POSITION FOURTH POSITION FIFTH POSITION
Invitation for two to observe an Open Rehearsal and Reception once a year (subject to prior arrangement) Members <br />
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Priority invitations to OB Social events during the year Members <br />
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10% discount on all Orlando Ballet merchandise Members <br />
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Priority invitation to select galas and special events (attendance requires cost of admission)   Members <br />
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Recognition on the Orlando Ballet’s website   Members <br />
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Two complimentary tickets to a single performance of your choice (including Family Show tickets and the Nutcracker)*     Members <br />
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Acknowledgment of your contribution and your membership in every program     Members <br />
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An invitation for yourself and a guest to exclusive events     Members <br />
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Four complimentary tickets to a single performance of your choice (including Family Show tickets and the Nutcracker)*       Members <br />
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Backstage tour at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts for four (subject to prior arrangement and staging considerations)       Members <br />
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Invitation to a dress rehearsal and an invitation to a VIP pre-show reception       Members <br />
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Private meet & greet with the artistic director and selected dancers (upon availability)         Members <br />
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Opportunity to be named as a Supporting Sponsor for an Orlando Ballet School Education & Outreach Program of your choice         Members <br />
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First Position($100 – $249)

  • Invitation for two to observe an Open Rehearsal and Reception once a year (subject to prior arrangement)
  • Priority invitations and access to ticket purchase opportunities before the general public
  • Priority invitations to OB Social events during the year
  • 10% discount on all Orlando Ballet merchandise
  • Orlando Ballet Car Magnet
Join at this level

Second Position($250 – $499)

All previous level’s benefits, plus:

 

  • Priority invitation to select galas and special events (attendance requires cost of admission)
  • Recognition on the Orlando Ballet’s website
  • Orlando Ballet Tote Bag
Join at this level

Third Position($500 – $999)

All previous level’s benefits, plus:

 

  • Two complimentary tickets to a single performance of your choice (including Family Show tickets and the Nutcracker)*
  • Acknowledgment of your contribution and your membership in every program
  • An invitation for yourself and a guest to exclusive events
  • Orlando Ballet 46” automatic umbrella

 

*Subject to availability. 

Join at this level

Fourth Position($1,000 – $4,999)

All previous level’s benefits, plus:

 

  • Four complimentary tickets to a single performance of your choice (including Family Show tickets and the Nutcracker)*
  • Backstage tour at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts for four (subject to prior arrangement and staging considerations)
  • Invitation to a dress rehearsal and an invitation to a
    VIP pre-show reception

 

*Subject to availability. 

Join at this level

Fifth Position($5,000+)

All previous level’s benefits, plus:

 

  • Private meet & greet with the artistic director and selected dancers (upon availability)
  • Opportunity to be named as a Supporting Sponsor for an Orlando Ballet School Education & Outreach Program of your choice
Join at this level

Make a Lasting Impact

Whether you choose to become a Member of the Barre at one of the five levels, join the Artistic Director’s Circle to sponsor a season production, donate to our Maestro’s Fund to connect your generosity with your love for music, or support our Scholarship Fund to enable us to provide funding assistance to youngsters in need, your help will provide the essential resources necessary to enable the Orlando Ballet to remain a cultural jewel for the local community.

Artistic Director's Circle, $10,000 + **

The Artistic Director’s Circle plays a critical role in funding Orlando Ballet productions and artistic costs. Open to syndicates of friends and family.**

Members enjoy a close relationship with Artistic Director, Robert Hill and will have opportunities to attend private events, meet artists and see new work in development. Join a family of like-minded individuals who are passionate about dance and inspired by Robert Hill’s artistic vision.

Artistic Director’s Circle benefits include all those offered at all previous level’s plus:

  • Six complimentary tickets to a single performance of your choice (including Family Series tickets and the Nutcracker)*
  • Backstage tour at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts for six (subject to prior arrangement and staging considerations)
  • Invitations to watch rehearsals of productions (by special arrangement with Robert Hill)
  • Invitations to attend private dinners and special events with the Artistic Director Robert Hill, guest choreographers and artists
  • Opportunity to be named as Supporting Sponsor for a single production of your choice

 

To donate at the Artistic Director’s level, please call 407.418.9812, or email [email protected].

**We will work with you to create a customized benefits package

Maestro's Fund, $10,000 + **

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 fulfill this vision.

Maestro’s Fund members’ benefits include all those offered at all previous level’s plus: 

  • Opportunity to attend a rehearsal featuring the musicians (by arrangement)
  • Opportunity to be named as Music Sponsor for a production of your choice

 

**We will work with you to create a customized benefits package

 

There are four levels of involvement:

 

Virtuoso Maestro – Maestro’s Fund $25,000 +
Benefits include all those offered at all previous levels plus:

  • Named principal Music Sponsor for the production of your choice
  • Presentation of a framed and signed photograph of the dancers with a signed conductor’s baton.
  • Acknowledgment of your contribution and your membership in every program
  • 20 complimentary top level tickets to a single performance of your choice (by arrangement)
  • Backstage tour at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts for your party (subject to prior arrangement and staging considerations)
  • Opportunity to attend a rehearsal featuring the musicians (by arrangement)
  • Invitations to attend private dinners & special events with the Orlando Ballet executive team and artists
  • Invitation to the VIP pre-show opening night reception

 

Founding Maestro – Maestro’s Fund $10,000 +
Benefits include all those offered at all previous levels plus:

  • Opportunity to be named as part of the circle of Music Sponsors for a production of your choice
  • Presentation of a framed and signed photograph of the dancers with a signed conductor’s baton.
  • Acknowledgment of your contribution and your membership in every program
  • Six (6) complimentary top level tickets to a single performance of your choice (by arrangement)
  • Backstage tour at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts for your party (subject to prior arrangement and staging considerations)
  • Opportunity to attend a rehearsal featuring the musicians (by arrangement)
  • Invitations to attend private dinners & special events with the Orlando Ballet executive team and artists
  • Invitation to the VIP pre-show opening night reception

 

Conductor – Maestro’s Fund $5,000 +
Benefits include all those offered at all previous levels plus:

  • Four (4) complimentary tickets to a single performance of your choice (by arrangement)
  • Backstage tour at the Dr. Phillips Performing Arts Center for four (subject to prior arrangement and staging considerations)
  • Private meet and greet with the Artistic Director and Conductor (by arrangement)
  • Invitation to the VIP pre-show opening night reception

 

Concert Master – Maestro’s Fund $2,000+
Benefits include:

  • Acknowledgment of your contribution and your membership in every program
  • Two complimentary tickets to a single performance of your choice (by arrangement)
  • Opportunity to attend a rehearsal featuring the musicians (by arrangement)
  • Invitation to the VIP pre-show opening night reception

 

Principal – Maestro’s Fund $1,000 +
Benefits include:

  • Acknowledgment of your contribution and your membership in every program
  • Opportunity to attend a rehearsal featuring the musicians (by arrangement)
  • Invitation to the VIP pre-show opening night reception

 

To donate to the Maestro’s Fund, please download and submit this form, or call 407.418.9812, or email [email protected].

Scholarship Fund

The Orlando Ballet School’s philosophy is that every child who wishes to dance is provided the opportunity to do so. In an effort to make this philosophy a reality, $500,000 worth of scholarships are dispersed every year to over 400 talented and need-based students.

Through your support of the Scholarship Fund, a student who demonstrates a love of dance, talent, and financial need will be able to access or continue to receive the training he or she deserves.

Help turn the dreams of a young dancer into reality. By donating to the Scholarship Fund you will ensure the best and brightest young dancers are able to take center stage! All donations will make a difference.

Donations to this fund start at $100. You may donate to the Scholarship Fund here. If you have any questions about the Scholarship Fund or your donation, please call 407.418.9812 or email [email protected].

 

Members of the Maestro’s Fund provide vital support for orchestral accompaniment. There are four levels of involvement: