A Gift to Central Florida as Orlando Ballet Celebrates its 50th Anniversary Season

A Gift to Central Florida as Orlando Ballet Celebrates its 50th Anniversary Season

In celebration of our 50th Anniversary in 2023–24, Orlando Ballet is thrilled to announce the World Premiere of a new production of The Nutcracker, debuting in December 2023.

Conceived and choreographed by Orlando Ballet Artistic Director Jorden Morris, this magical new production will be the largest in scope and caliber ever created by an Orlando-based performing arts organization and promises to inspire new and renewed holiday traditions for more than one million guests over the next 20 years!

The Nutcracker is the cornerstone of our repertoire and unites all three pillars of our mission. This timeless work provides significant performance opportunities for the entire Company, brings Orlando Ballet School to the stage with incredible roles for our young dancers, and serves as a primary vehicle for Community Enrichment, with programs and performances reaching over 17,000 students annually.


You can help make this new production a reality through your generous support! This from-scratch, Broadway-caliber production includes sponsorship opportunities at every level of investment – from a single costume to the entire new costume collection or sponsoring a scene in the show to an entire act, the sets, or magical staging elements such as flying! If you prefer that your gift go to the overall production – your investment in our New Works Fund makes a meaningful difference that will allow for planned future enhancements to The Nutcracker and support future commissioned works.


The Drosselmeyer Society

Legacy Giving Levels

  • $3,000,000 – Production Sponsor (1)
  • $1,000,000 – New Costume Collection Sponsor (1)
  • $1,000,000 – New Sets and Design Sponsor (1)
  • $500,000 – Act I or Act II Sponsors (1 each)
  • $250,000 – Individual Scene Sponsors (Up to 9)
  • $100,000 – Act II Divertissement and Elements Sponsors (Up to 20)

Additional Levels of Investment

  • $50,000
  • $25,000                                  
  • $10,000
  • $5,000
  • $2,500
  • $1,000

Commitments of $25,000 and above may be paid over time. Sponsorship of costumes or subsets of the costume collection begin at $5,000. To learn more about giving opportunities and benefits in support of Orlando Ballet’s 50th Anniversary Premiere of The Nutcracker, contact Michael Maniaci, Senior Philanthropy Officer, at mmaniaci@orlandoballet.org or (407) 418-9831.


Thank you to our Investor Members of the Drosselmeyer Society!


Appleton Creative

Margaret Atkins and Jim Erbs

Sandy and Delise Bondorowsky

Cheryl and Tom Collins

M.C. & Katlin Cravatta

Dr. Phillips Charities

Edyth Bush Charitable Foundation

Catherine Faircloth

Sue Ellen Franklin and Ken Lesniak

Dr. Stephen and Ruth Ann Heller

Krista and Jonathan Ledden

In Honor of Louis and Alexandra Logas

Massey Services, Inc.

PNC Foundation

Frank Santos

Sanz Guerrero Family

David Simon and Melissa Mull

Jennifer and Raul Socarras

Andrew and Elyse Starling

Brandon Colte Suggs

Lisa and John Westlake

Jayne and John Willis

Judy and Bob Yarmuth

Larry and Laura Zirbel

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