Louisville Ballet has been making. moving. art. in our community and beyond since 1952, and this continuous success has only possible though the generous support of individuals, families and organizations. Explore opportunities below to learn how you can play an essential part in sustaining our artistic success for many more exciting years to come.

Individual Giving

We invite you to become part of the Louisville Ballet family by making a tax-deductible charitable donation. For questions or information on making gifts of property, real estate, stocks and securities, contact Joanna Englert at 583-3150 x 233 or email.

Donor Level Perks



Raise the Barre Invitation
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Corps de Ballet

“Ballet 101” with Artistic and Executive Director Robert Curran
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Exclusive Ballet House Parties
Directors Notes before each production
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Opening Night Post-Performance Receptions
Two Tickets to a Season Production of Your Choice
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Pointe Society

In-Studio Open Rehearsals
Four tickets to Season Productions of Your Choice
Complimentary Parking for Season Performances
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Dancer Fellow

“Ballet 101” with Artistic and Executive Director Robert Curran
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Special Events

Louisville Ballet hosts a variety of events throughout the year ranging from gala celebrations to intimate house parties. For sponsorship or ticket inquires contact Joanna Englert.

2016-2017 Lunch + Learn Sessions

Enjoy lunch and conversation with local and visiting artists, musicians and designers for a special behind-the-scenes look at background details and inspiration for our productions this season. Each ticket includes one boxed lunch.
The Sleeping Beauty LUNCH + LEARN, March 22, 2017, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
We conclude our  65th Anniversary Season with this spectacular and uplifting celebration of beauty. Join Artistic & Executive Director Robert Curran, former Artistic Director Alun Jones (1978-2002) and retired Company Dancer  and former Associate Artistic Director Helen Starr to hear the story behind our revival of this beloved production. Each Ticket includes one boxed lunch.


Raise the Barre

MARCH 18, 2017
Louisville Ballet Studios
315 E. Main Street

This annual event helps to support the artists of Louisville Ballet. For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Joanna Englert, at (502) 583-3150 x 233.

Raise the Barre Tickets

65th Anniversary Gala

Louisville Ballet would like to thank the 65th Anniversary Committee for hosting a beautiful and elegant evening showcasing the history of this Company. Over 125 guests celebrated in style and raised over $140,000 to support our mission of making. moving. art. Please have a look at the photos celebrating the evening. 
65th Anniversary Gala Committee: Leslie Buddeke Smart, Lisa Leet, Donald Wenzel, Victoria Diaz, Kate Latts, Laura Melilio Barnum



Planned Giving

Louisville Ballet offers a variety of ways to establish your legacy through planned gifts through your will or estate.

Louisville Ballet encourages donors to consider making unrestricted planned gifts to support the future needs of the organization. However, there a unique opportunities where donors can restrict their gifts to specific purposes.

For more information contact Joanna Englert at 583-3150 x 233 or email.


Corporate + Foundation Giving

By creating great art, we improve the quality of life for all who live and work in our community.

Help us continue this mission of enriching our community by investing Louisville Ballet through a tailored corporate sponsorship, or consider making a contribution to support our education and outreach programming.




There are many ways to get involved with Louisville Ballet beyond attending performances.


Relevé Society

Relevé Society is the premier young professional arts group. Members in this group have the opportunity to meet with Louisville Ballet leadership, attend performances, special events and give back to the organization. Annual membership is $250 and includes performance tickets, a complimentary ticket to Raise the Barre and invitations to other special events. For more information contact Relevé Society President, Ariana Shah:


Louisville Ballet Partners

Louisville Ballet Partners is a membership group dedicated to helping company dancers and trainees. This group holds monthly meetings and hosts events to raise money for special projects. For information contact Partners President Ellen Venhoff:


Why I Give

  • I give to Louisville Ballet, and invest in the Arts community, to ensure my kids’ grow up in a vibrant, cultural environment that fuels their creativity. I give because the artists and organization feed my soul and I’m appreciative. On a strategic level, I want to be part of an upward trend in donors under the age of 50 – and instill charitable values in my daughters and the generations to come by openly discussing and encouraging giving.

Thank You!

We are grateful for the continued support of our community.