bal-let-o-mane: An ardent admirer and enthusiastic supporter of the ballet. Nancy Einhorn Milwaukee Ballet II Graduate Lisa Barrieau, Andy Barrieau and Marlis Moldenhauer visit in the Balletomane tent at Gathering on the Green.


Balletomane is a volunteer support organization for Milwaukee Ballet, whose mission is to cultivate interest, support, and appreciation of ballet. Balletomane's goal is to provide an access point for ballet admirers by building awareness and excitement about Milwaukee Ballet.

Areas of Focus

Balletomane members are committed to building enthusiasm and awareness for Milwaukee Ballet throughout the community. By building strong relationships, members have the opportunity to gain an increased understanding of the art of ballet while sowing the seeds of appreciation for generations to come.

Balletomane works to provide resources and a support network of volunteers to help Milwaukee Ballet sustain its position as a premiere ballet company and Milwaukee Ballet school as a nationally recognized leader in dance education.

The group also provides necessary financial support that affords access to quality programs for students of Milwaukee Ballet School. Other support areas include the health and training needs of dancers, costume and set production for new works, and a variety of other projects.

Events and FUN!

Experience the fun of Milwaukee Ballet behind the scenes and on the streets! Benefits of Balletomane membership include:

  • Subscription to Milwaukee Ballet's Balletomane newsletter
  • Invitations and announcements to Milwaukee Ballet outreach events such as the Season Overture, Gathering on the Green, and Season Launch parties
  • Ride with Milwaukee Ballet's team in the annual Miller Lite Ride for the Arts to benefit the United Performing Arts Fund
  • Meet the dancers and artistic staff
  • Opportunities to meet new people and network
  • Have lots of FUN!

Volunteer Opportunities

Balletomanes serve as ambassadors of Milwaukee Ballet and volunteer to:

  • Greet performance attendees
  • Staff the retail boutique and information tables
  • Help with Milwaukee Ballet events including galas, outreach, and "Dialogue for Dance"
  • Assist with backstage support
  • Host special pre- and post-performance dinners and receptions
  • Provide office support
  • Distribute marketing pieces as part of the Ballet's Street Team