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Orlando Ballet Ambassadors

Calling Young Professionals!

Join Orlando Ballet Ambassadors, a vibrant and engaged group of young professionals with a passion for arts, who enjoy social and business networking opportunities. Help us establish the foundation that supports the future of Orlando Ballet and have fun doing it!


Orlando Ballet is 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. As an Orlando Ballet Ambassador, you will be part of our mission to instill appreciation of the art and power of dance to our community.




The following are special benefits and commitments of being an Orlando Ballet Ambassador for the 2020/2021 season:


Special Benefits

  • Invitations to exclusive OBA events, such as Happy Hours, post-performance gatherings with Orlando Ballet Company Dancers, behind-the-scene rehearsals, and more
  • 10% off performance tickets (excluding Peter and The Wolf, and Uncorked events)
  • Exclusive OBA pin


Commitments include:

  • Attend at least one main-stage performance, two Orlando Ballet/OBA events, and one volunteer event
  • If you are active on social media, please share 5 or more social posts throughout the season, whether tagging yourself at an OBA event, sharing an Orlando Ballet post, etc.






Amigos del Orlando Ballet

Amigos del Orlando Ballet is a volunteer group created with the purpose of promoting awareness and appreciation of Orlando Ballet, contributing to its financial strength and providing volunteer support.


To learn more about Amigos del Orlando Ballet or to get involved, contact Stephanie Propst, Philanthropy Manager.

Amigos del Orlando Ballet Kick Off Reception, 2019. Venue and light bites generously provided by Bulla Gastrobar. Photography by Rachel Bogan 2020.


Chair  |  Lizette Valarino

Vanessa Cole
Deisamar De Soto
Dr. Francelis Gonzalez
Luis Martinez
Mercedes McCall
Gaby Ortigoni
Eva Pagan-Hill
Christina Pinto
Ana Carolina Salazar
Carmen Velazquez

Elevation Society for Sustainable Funding

Elevate Orlando Ballet

Donors can participate in the Elevation Society with a new or increased gift that also includes:


• A commitment to maintain historic annual giving for the life of the commitment
• A three to five year new or increased commitment, which may include named gift recognition


Gifts to the Elevate Orlando Ballet Campaign will support the operation of our world-class home; expansion of our season; growth of the company repertoire; expansion of our School, including scholarships; retention of our professional dancers, faculty and staff; continued growth of our enrichment activities such as STEPS, Come Dance With Us!, BeMoved®, and more; and the establishment of cash reserves to ensure we are prepared for the future.


Thank you for considering an investment in our mission to entertain, educate, and enrich through the highest quality of dance.


For more information on the Elevation Society, please contact Ashley Samuels, Director of Philanthropy.



Harriett’s Orlando Ballet Centre Named Recognition Opportunities

Orlando Ballet School
Great Hall/Auditorium

Lakeside Upper Terrace

Dance Floors (Credit in all six studios)
Grand Stairway
Lakeside Lower Garden
Company Studios 1-2 (each – two unique opportunities)

Company Dancers’ Suite
OBS Studios 3-6 (each – four unique opportunities)
Administrative Suite

Board Room
Marketing Suite
Wellness Suite
Costume Studio

Executive Suite Lobby
Artistic Director’s Suite
School Director’s Suite
Company Dancer’s Lounge
Company Dressing Rooms (two – one each for Women & Men)
Reception / Retail Desk

Student Study Hall
Guest Restroom for Men
School Dressing Rooms (two – one each for Women & Men)
Pilates Room
Physical Therapy Room
Conference Room

Video Editing Studio
OBS Faculty & Administrative Offices (three opportunities)
Individual Offices (each – multiple opportunities)
Faculty Dressing Rooms (two – one each for Women & Men)

Provided list is subject to change and customized opportunities are available.


Additional Options Include:
$10,000+ Donor Wall
$5,000 Lakeside Benches
$2,500 Auditorium Seats
$1,000 Brick Pavers/Stepping Stones

Thank You to Our Elevation Society Donors

Thank you to the following Elevation Society Donors for providing sustainable funding for the future of Orlando Ballet:

  • Krista & Jonathan Ledden
  • Keith McIntyre & Richard Skaggs
  • Orlando Health
  • Mark Pulliam & Judy St. Peter
  • The Bob & Judy Yarmuth Family in honor of Harriett Lake

Thank you to the following donors for providing capital support to realize the dream of Harriett’s Orlando Ballet Centre:

  • Dr. Phillips Charities
  • Edyth Bush Charitable Foundation
  • Harriett Lake Charitable Trust
  • Patricia & Lloyd Howell
  • Orange County Arts & Cultural Affairs
  • Tourist Development Tax Program of Orange County Government
  • Frank Santos & Dan Dantin
  • Wired Technologies

In-Kind Donors:

  • City of Orlando
  • Edge Collections
  • Alan Ginsburg / Ginsburg Family Foundation
  • Marc & Sharon Hagle
  • Shelley Lake
  • Lamm & Company Partners
  • Mark Pulliam Fine Art
  • Pece of Mind Environmental, Inc.
  • RSVP Studio, LLC
  • Sandy Alexander Orlando
  • Steinway Piano Gallery Orlando
  • Upshot Capital Advisors


Current as of June 23, 2020

A Non-Profit Organization

We are committed to transparency and donor stewardship.

Please visit GuideStar or the Central Florida Foundation to view our profile. 




For information on making a Stock Transfer, please contact Ashley Samuels, Interim Director of Philanthropy, at [email protected]


Orlando Ballet, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization regulated by the Florida Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services pursuant to the Florida Solicitation of Charitable Contributions Act. Our Florida Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services Registration Number is CH11282. A copy of our official registration and financial information may be obtained from the Division of Consumer Services at (800) 435-7352 or visiting their website ( Registration does not imply endorsement, approval or recommendation by the state.