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.

The Ball 2022: POSTPONED

At this time we have made the difficult, but responsible, decision to postpone this year’s annual Ballet Ball due to the current pandemic situation.  In lieu of the Ball in it’s typical format, we are planning to hold a fundraising event in May to celebrate Beauty and the Beast and the end of an inspiring season.

More details to come soon, but in the meantime, please Save-the-Date: Thursday, May 19.

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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