Giving Opportunities

You Can Make a Difference

Your gift allows Ballet Austin to continue providing exceptional productions and programs to patrons across Central Texas. You make a difference by helping us serve our community every year.

Your Gift Does the Following:

Individual Giving

Support Ballet Austin with a yearly gift.

The support of our community allows us to bring outstanding productions to the Central Texas Community, serve over 57,000 people through community access and educational programs, and provide over $250,000 in scholarships to dance students each season.

In appreciation of your gift, you will receive a comprehensive collection of carefully selected benefits designed to bring you closer to the art form, to provide a seamless performance experience, and to offer "VIP behind-the-scenes" access to the works we bring to the stage.

Corporate Donations

Ballet Austin offers extensive corporate partnerships that allow your company to become a part of Austin's cultural scene. We assist in aligning your company's philanthropic goals with one of our productions or programs and provide a comprehensive package of marketing and business development opportunities. Ballet Austin's reach expands past Central Texas where it performs each season through national and international tours. 

Ballet Austin's Development staff works closely with your team to personalize marketing, business development and employee benefits that help meet your company's goals. 

Main-Stage Productions 
Ballet Austin reaches nearly 50,000 people each season through our productions. Opportunities include sponsorship of Ballet Austin's entire season, or one of its individual productions, including The Nutcracker. Benefits include logo placement and inclusion in marketing efforts, as well as multiple opportunities to treat clients and/or employees to a VIP experience around performances. Sponsorship levels begin at $7,500. 

Community Engagement 
In addition to the performances Ballet Austin brings to the stage each season, we also reach 57,000 people through our community and education programs, such as Night of Community. We offer meaningful and responsible programming to people of all ages throughout Central Texas, assuring accessibility to traditionally under-served populations. Sponsorship/underwriting levels begin at $5,000. 

Be a part of the Austin's "Best Black Tie" event, our annual fundraiser—the elegant and exquisite Fête. This event provide corporate partners the perfect opportunity to "wine and dine" clients and guests during a first-class gala evening, complete with live entertainment and a surprise around every corner. Sponsorship levels begin at $3,500.

For more information, email Director of Development, Christi Cuellar Lotz, or call 512.476.9151 ext. 124.

Fête & fête*ish

An esteemed brand in its own right, Ballet Austin’s Fête, named one of Austin's "Best Black Tie Events" year after year, has become one of the most anticipated fundraiser galas in Austin, synonymous with elegance, excitement and innovation.

Each fall, Ballet Austin opens both our performance season and the Austin gala season with Fête, where Austin’s most notorious and respected business leaders, social royalty and arts patrons gather to mix, mingle, dine, dance and celebrate the magic of the arts in Austin.

fête*ish, the companion party to Fête, is the scratch-on-the-record… the twisted sister… the naughtier, more rebellious part of the evening.

Philanthropic Opportunities for Children

Petite Partners & Crew Call are the perfect way to give back, while letting your kids have backstage access to their favorite performances.

Petite Partner: Meet the Dancers!
Children ages 9 and younger can join Petite Partners and get exclusive access to meet the dancers at three Petite Partner Parties each season. Join the fun and receive benefits including the opportunity to get autographs and photos with the dancers and your child's name listed in the program.

Crew Call: Check Out Backstage!
Children ages 10-15 can become a Crew Call Member and receive exclusive backstage access! Crew Call Members can find their names in the program and get an up close and personal view of the exquisite costumes, learn the secrets of the special effects, and get a sneak peek of the sets before the curtain goes up.


Founded in 1975, Ballet Austin Guild is an all-volunteer organization dedicated to supporting, Ballet Austin through educational programs, fundraising and special events. 

Members of Ballet Austin Guild enjoy numerous benefits in appreciation of their support, including access to exclusive events, opportunities to view working rehearsals and meet company dancers, first-time season ticket discounts, and inclusion in a community of dance enthusiasts. 

Volunteering with Ballet Austin Guild is fun, educational, and a great way to support the local artscommunity. Members form life-long friendships with other volunteers, enjoying social, and service events. 

2015/16 Season Underwriters & Sponsors