Milwaukeeans Invited to Ballet Up to the Bar and Have a Drink for PINK at Featured Bars and Restaurants

Proceeds from “ballet-inspired” drinks support Milwaukee Ballet June 19 - July 24

Milwaukee, Wis. – June 18, 2010 –This summer Milwaukee Ballet is raising funds in a fun and unique way in partnership with local bars and restaurants. Patrons are invited to order the “ballet-inspired” specialty drink at one of the partner establishments and a portion the proceeds will support Milwaukee Ballet, Milwaukee Ballet School and its education and community outreach programs.

Participating locations include: Bacchus, Charro, Cuvée, Hi Hatt Garage, Hotel Metro Bar, McGillycuddy's, Milwaukee Yacht Club, Moct, Monica's, The Newport, Oakcrest Tavern, Poco Loco, Trocadero Gastrobar and Y Not II Bar.

Charro has already announced their specialty drink – a refreshing “Pink Margarita” in honor of Milwaukee Ballet’s Artistic Director Michael Pink.

About Milwaukee Ballet
Founded in 1970, Milwaukee Ballet strives to inspire its audiences to think within and beyond traditional ballet through the presentation of quality performances and the implementation of educational opportunities. Milwaukee Ballet and Milwaukee Ballet School are recognized among the top companies in the nation. Milwaukee Ballet School is the only professional dance school in the Midwest accredited by the National Association of Schools of Dance. With an annual operating budget of more than $5 million, Milwaukee Ballet presents more than 40 performances to more than 50,000 people each year. Its resident company includes 25 professional dancers along with 16 trainees in its Nancy Einhorn Milwaukee Ballet II program and is one of the few dance companies in the country to maintain its own symphony orchestra. Milwaukee Ballet School, the official school of the Ballet, has an enrollment of more than 1,000 students at three locations throughout Southeastern Wisconsin.