"The arts are a response to our individuality and our nature, and help to shape our identity. What is there that can transcend deep difference and stubborn divisions? The arts. They have a wonderful universality. Art has the potential to unify. The arts do not discriminate. The arts can lift us up." – Former Texas Congresswoman Barbara Jordan
Dear Arts Patron,
You are reading this because you share our belief that the arts have a power to create, to inspire and to innovate. They give life to a city. We are so proud that Texas Ballet Theater is a cultural jewel in Dallas and Fort Worth.
Thank you for your interest in supporting the premier ballet company in North Texas. We have wonderful opportunities for you to invest in our Company and to impact your community.
Ben Stevenson, O.B.E., is recognized as one of the most prolific choreographers of our time. His works are pure magic and majesty. I marvel at his ability to transform a beautiful musical score into a stunning Ballet masterpiece. With each performance, I sit among the audience with a rapid heartbeat anxiously awaiting the rise of the curtain.
By donating, you provide necessary funding for a versatile repertoire of ballet works, world-class productions, superior classical training and engaging community outreach. In the ballet world, it is an unfortunate reality that ticket sales do not cover operational and production expenses. On an annual basis, we incur costs like those listed below in order to bring you artistically critical programming:
- CityDance, our gift of free dance instruction to FWISD and DISD students: $75,000
- Artistic royalty fee, production rights and sets: $200,000
- Replacement of stage lighting: $30,000
- Pointe shoes: $80,000
We depend on the generosity of donors like you – people who appreciate the beauty of dance and recognize the vibrant influence that Texas Ballet Theater has on our community.
No donation is too small and every donation is deeply appreciated. Eight donations of $10 will purchase one pair of pointe shoes while 80 donations of $1,000 will supply pointe shoes for the entire year!
If you are a returning donor, bravo! We are truly grateful. If you have never given, please consider becoming an integral part of what you love to see on the stage. Your donation sustains our programming and your love of the arts inspires us.
Director of Development
817-763-0207, ext 132