Join Your MKE Ballet’s Campaign for New Work. A new or increased donation will be generously matched by Sue and Allan ‘Bud’’ Selig. Your gift to fund new works will affect all aspects of our organization, from full length productions to new Milwaukee Ballet School & Academy showcases, to our Community Outreach efforts. Your support is our next step forward. Should you wish to designate your gift to our Campaign for New Work or directly to another department such as Milwaukee Ballet School & Academy, Community Outreach or Financial Aid, you will have that option on our online donation form.
YOUR GIFT SUPPORTS: The Professional Company 25 international artists, who give their souls to enrich and inspire the community. The lifeblood of the arts, and dance in particular, is the creation of new work; especially important for its capacity to attract new audiences. With Michael Pink’s guidance, Milwaukee Ballet shows a great command of and respect for classical ballet, but also looks into the future to re-envision the art of telling stories without words.
The Nancy Einhorn Milwaukee Ballet II Program The vital force that drives the success of our Community Outreach programs, Milwaukee Ballet II dancers perform their own repertoire in addition performing with the Company throughout the season. The MBII program has developed into one of the strongest training companies in the nation. The future of dance is here, and now.
Milwaukee Ballet School & Academy The only fully accredited non-university dance school in the Midwest, Milwaukee Ballet School & Academy teaches discipline, focus and confidence to over 600 students annually. Last year, Milwaukee Ballet School & Academy offered $177,000 in financial aid or tuition forgiveness. To give a child the chance to dance is a gift that will last forever.
Milwaukee Ballet Community Outreach Relevé and ResiDANCE are two of Milwaukee Ballet’s strongest Community Outreach programs. With long lasting impact, these programs go beyond a mere introduction to the art form of ballet; they bring art to life for kids in underserved schools. Outreach programs reach 30,000 children and adults each year and include travelling performances, workshops and dance immersion programs.
Live Music Milwaukee Ballet is one of the few dance companies to maintain its own orchestra -The Milwaukee Ballet Orchestra under the direction of Andrews Sill with Associate Conductor Pasquale Laurino. Live music plays such an important role in the history of ballet and in the emotional impact of our performances.