Ballet is an international language with the ability to tell stories, evoke feelings and inspire dreams for little girls, boys and grownups too – it is truly magical! For more than 35 years, Ballet Arkansas has been bringing this art form to the stages and schools of Arkansas. And, without the support of individuals like you, this would not have been possible.
I invite you to become part of the Ballet Arkansas family with a gift of $75 or more to continue to expand our impact around the state.
What Happens When You Make Your Gift?
Thanks to the generous support of our sponsors and donors last year, Ballet Arkansas ticket sales reached record levels and we are now in the midst of kicking off our best season to date with our best company ever! As a result, we opened the season to rave reviews for our new choreographic competition, Visions, and we will be bringing a Balanchine work to Arkansas.
And we’re doing it all from a new, amazing space on Main Street in Little Rock’s booming Creative Corridor. Our new location enables us to have dedicated studio space as well as offering downtown pedestrian traffic an opportunity to see the Ballet Arkansas company at work as they prepare and rehearse for our exciting new performances.
You can watch the dancers in class Tuesday through Saturday from 9:15 am – 2 pm, you will be truly inspired!
How Does It Make A Difference?
Ballet Arkansas is proud to announce eight returning company dancers, as well as three wonderful new company dancers and our first apprentice dancer. We encourage you to visit our new website and read their bios. These dancers make up the largest company in our history and allow us to bring more diverse offerings to you, our audience.
Your gift of $75 or more makes it possible for us to hire these dancers. Your support matters! You can make a one-time or reoccurring donation on our website at balletarkansas.org.
What About The Performances This Year?
Robinson Auditorium is under renovation, but the show will go on! The Nutcracker will be moving to the beautiful Maumelle Performing Arts Center in December where we will be adding a fourth public show. We recently held casting for this year’s company and the largest group to-date of local children will participate. It will be an incredible experience of performing on stage with professional dancers! Join us there as we bring this seasonal favorite to Central Arkansas.
And, most exciting, for the first time in the state’s history, your professional ballet company will bring a George Balanchine work, Who Cares?, to our audience. We were offered this opportunity to present Balanchine because of the artistry and professionalism of our company, as well as the leadership of our artistic director, Michael Bearden. This will be a performance you will not want to miss!
Our performance calendar grows again this year, because donors just like you have answered generously when asked to support Ballet Arkansas. Won’t you join them with your gift of $75?
Your gift of any amount will help bring the art of ballet to our audiences across the state. Enclosed is a self-addressed envelope for your use. Or, you can make a donation with your credit card directly on our website at balletarkansas.org.
Thank you and we look forward to seeing you at the ballet and remember…
THIS IS YOUR BALLET ARKANSAS!
Ballet Arkansas Board of Directors
P.S. Your gift of any amount is always tax deductible. But even more important than that—it will bring excitement, beauty and joy to thousands of audience members as they enjoy Ballet Arkansas. Join us this season!