A Party With a Purpose

The Ball is our most important fundraising event each year, supporting the artistry of Milwaukee’s world-class ballet, as well as our incredible education and community engagement initiatives. Known as one of the best parties in town, it truly is a “party with a purpose” raising much needed funds to sustain our mission of  delivering inspiring performance, community engagement, education and training.

WOW The Ball | February 26, 2022

The Ball: Looking Back

If you’ve joined us in the past, enjoy a short dance down memory lane. If you’re new to the Ballet Ball, take a peek at the dancing, the extravaganza, the spectacle that may be in store for your first experience at The Ball.

  • 2020 | Beautiful, A Masquerade

    Saturday, February 29, 2020

    • The Italian Community Center
    • Co-Chaired by Lori & William Bonifas and Laurie & Byron Vielehr
  • 2019 | Raise The Roof!

    Saturday, March 2, 2019

    • The Italian Community Center
    • Co-Chaired by Louise & Alexander Kempe and Mary & George Poorman
  • 2018 | UNleashed

    Saturday, February 24, 2018

    • The Pfister Hotel
    • Co-Chaired by Sarah & Steve Zimmerman and Peggy Mead & Mike Jones
    • Celebrating the World Premiere of Michael Pink’s Beauty & The Beast
  • 2017 | Absolutely Fabulous

    Saturday, February 25, 2017

    • The Pfister Hotel
    • Co-Chaired by Sarah & Peter Damsgaard and Margaret & Michael DeMichele
  • 2016 | Magical Mystery Ball

    Saturday, February 27, 2016

    • The Pfister Hotel
    • Co-Chaired by Griselda Aldrete, Eileen Force Cahill, Raquel Filmanowicz, Molly McDonald Schweiger

  • 2015 | Bacchanal

    Saturday, February 15, 2015

    • The Pfister Hotel
    • Co-Chaired by Andy Nunemaker, Gail Lione, Barry Grossman, Katie Heil, Shontra Powell, Andrew Powell
  • 2014 | Mirror Mirror

    Saturday, February 25, 2014

    • The Intercontinental Hotel
    • Co-Chaired by Judson & Jessica Snyder
    • In celebration of the World Premiere of Michael Pink’s Mirror Mirror
  • 2013 | Glam Rock

    Saturday, February 23, 2013

    • The Pfister Hotel
    • Co-Chaired by Susanna & Justin Mortara
  • 2012 | Apocalypto

    Saturday, February 25, 2012

    • The Hilton Milwaukee
    • Co-Chaired by Sarah & Jim McCabe
  • 2011 | Prom

    Saturday, February 26, 2011

    • The Pfister Hotel
    • Co-Chaired by Wade Weissmann & Scott McBride
  • 2010 | Pandemonium

    Saturday, April 17, 2010

    • The Grain Exchange
    • Co-Chaired by Mike Jones and Patti Hutter
  • 2009 | Dance Like No One Is Watching

    Saturday, February 28, 2009

    • The Intercontinental Hotel
    • Co-Chaired by Amy Schmidt Jones & Andrew Jones
  • 2008 | Bada Bing Bada Ball

    Saturday, January 26, 2008

    • The Pfister Hotel
    • Co-Chaired by Kathy & Randy Crocker and Jayne Pink
  • 2007 | One Mad Hot Dance Party

    Saturday, February 3, 2007

    • The Pfister Hotel
    • Co-Chaired by Katie Heil and Kathy & Randy Crocker
  • 2005 | Dracula The Ball

    Saturday, October 15, 2005

    • The Milwaukee Theatre
    • Co-Chaired by Chuck Hardinger, Linda Neff, Katie Heil, Peter Mahler and Ellen Purtell
  • 2004 | Rio

    Saturday, February 28, 2004

    • The Wisconsin Club
    • Co-Chaired by Patti Brose, Katie Heil, Linda Neff, Chuck Hardinger, Peter Mahler and Mark Ziskind

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Our Story

Milwaukee Ballet was founded in 1970 by Roberta Boorse, we are an international company of dancers, a thriving school and academy and a force for change in the community.

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Dance is a powerful tool. Our education and outreach programs inspire confidence, creativity, and health throughout the Greater Milwaukee community, reaching more than 30,000 people annually.

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