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Learn more about our Donor Benefits and a donor! Contact C. F. Callihan II at (502)583-3150 x. 222 or click the donate button above.
The Louisville Ballet is a 501(c)(3) organization. Your gift is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. 

Dear Ballet Lover,

So many sayings point to humble beginnings that grow to greatness – the acorn that becomes the mighty oak, the mustard seed and so on. Similarly, gifts of all sizes add up to help our Company achieve greatness – eight gifts of $10 will purchase one pair of pointe shoes while 40 gifts of $100 will supply our pointe shoes for one year!You are reading this because the Louisville Ballet is important to you. If you have given before, thank you so much. If you have never given, please consider becoming an integral part of what you love to see on the stage. No gift is too small to help us continue to bring this incredible art form to you. Become an acorn or a mustard seed, and watch us grow.

Helen Starr, Honorary Chair

The Louisville Ballet thrives because of the generosity of individuals, corporations, foundations and government entities. Individual gifts, however, are the fastest-growing contributions to not-for-profit organizations, such as the ballet, and play a major role in the present and future success of the Company.

These gifts play an integral role in our success as they reflect the value that you, our supporters, place on the arts in the Louisville community. As you may know, ticket sales do not begin to cover programming and production expenses. We depend on the generosity of people like you – people who understand and appreciate the beauty of dance and the value that the Louisville Ballet brings to this community.

A gift to the Company will ensure that we have the resources it needs to produce a successful season. Throughout the year, we incur expenses like these below to bring you high-quality dance performances:

  • Production rights and choreographers’ fees for a Company Premiere: $23,500
  • Dancers’ shoes for one season: $35,000
  • Youth scholarships for one year: $20,000
  • Travel expenses for guest artists in one season: $52,700

These items are critical to the creation and production of dance. Your tax-deductible gift will aid the Louisville Ballet in financing these necessary elements and, therefore, continuing to bring the highest-quality artistic product to the Louisville community. Please consider a donation to help us continue to bring the gift of dance to the community!

The Louisville Ballet, the official ballet of the commonwealth of Kentucky, produces exceptionally high-quality dance performances for the community and region; brings innovative new work to the stage and produces the classics with an equal sense of excitement and energy; provides excellent training through its school; and enhances the community’s understanding of the value and beauty of dance through educational outreach programs for all ages.
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