Milwaukee Ballet Garners Unprecedented Grant Support

Milwaukee – The Milwaukee Ballet has received unprecedented grant support from foundations and businesses including the Wisconsin Department of Tourism, Jane Bradley Pettit Foundation, The Richard and Ethel Herzfeld Foundation and the Greater Milwaukee Foundation.

For the first time, the Milwaukee Ballet has received a Joint Effort Marketing (JEM) grant in the
amount of nearly $30,000 from the Wisconsin Department of Tourism to support marketing efforts for the presentations of “Dracula” and “The Nutcracker” as well as other advertising expenses for the 2005-06 season.

The Jane Bradley Pettit Foundation gave their first grant since 2001 in the amount of $10,000 to support the Milwaukee Ballet’s Identify Youth for Dance program. A dual purpose grant was given by The Richard & Ethel Herzfeld Foundation in the amount of $90,000 to support general operating funds and new audience development for the upcoming 2005-06 season.

A grant for “Dracula” marketing in the amount of $30,000 was given by the Greater Milwaukee Foundation. In the past the Greater Milwaukee Foundation has given to the ballet for the Milwaukee Ballet II program.
Founded in 1970, the Milwaukee Ballet Company strives to inspire its audiences to think within and beyond traditional ballet through the presentation of quality performances and the implementation of educational opportunities.  With an annual operating budget of $5 million, the Milwaukee Ballet Company presents more than 40 performances to 70,000 people each year.

For more information about the Milwaukee Ballet or to receive a season brochure, call (414) 902-2103.  Information about the Milwaukee Ballet’s 2005-2006 season may also be obtained online at www.milwaukeeballet.org.