The Ballet Ball

 The annual Ballet Ball is our most important fundraising event each year, supporting the artistry of Milwaukee’s world-class ballet and our outstanding 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 performances, community engagement, education, and training.

The Ball 2024: After the Clock Strikes 

Slip on your dancing shoes and prepare to boogie down! This year's disco Ballet Ball features performances by Milwaukee Ballet dancers, delectable cuisine by Bartolotta’s, a dynamite live appeal and auction, and the grooviest dance floor in town!

Saturday, April 13, 2024 | 6:30 PM

THE GRAIN EXCHANGE
225 East Michigan Street
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Sponsorships and Tickets

Table Sponsorships

All sponsorship levels will receive recognition on event emails, signage, and website.

  • Presenting Sponsor  |  $15,000
    Includes table for up to 10 guests with a prime location near the dance floor.
  • Event Sponsor  |  $10,000
    Includes table for up to 10 guests
  • Table Sponsor  |  $5,000
    Includes table for up to 8 guests

Reserve your table today! Click “Reserve Now” to confirm your sponsorship reservation and request an invoice.

Other Sponsorship Opportunities

If a sponsored table isn’t for you, consider an alternative sponsorship available from $1,000-$2,500 or in-kind support.

Use the “Reserve Now” link below or email development@milwaukeeballet.org to inquire about opportunities and availability.

Individual Tickets

Individual event tickets are available for $400 per person.
$250/ticket is tax deductible.

Click “Purchase Now” to confirm your spot at the grooviest party in town!

What to Wear

While The Ballet Ball is traditionally a formal event, we invite you to showcase your creativity and personality by embracing this year’s theme: After The Clock Strikes [Disco!].  Click below for some inspiration and ideas

Thank you 2024 Ball Sponsors!

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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.

2023 | WOW! The Ball

Saturday, February 18, 2023

  • The Italian Community Center
  • Chaired by Cheryl & Stuart Carron
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2020 | Beautiful, A Masquerade

Saturday, February 29, 2020

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

Saturday, March 2, 2019

  • The Italian Community Center
  • Co-Chaired by Louise & Alexander Kempe and Mary & George Poorman
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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
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2017 | Absolutely Fabulous

Saturday, February 25, 2017

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

Saturday, February 27, 2016

  • The Pfister Hotel
  • Co-Chaired by Griselda Aldrete, Eileen Force Cahill, Raquel Filmanowicz, Molly McDonald Schweiger
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2015 | Bacchanal

Saturday, February 15, 2015

  • The Pfister Hotel
  • Co-Chaired by Andy Nunemaker, Gail Lione, Barry Grossman, Katie Heil, Shontra Powell, Andrew Powell
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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
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2013 | Glam Rock

Saturday, February 23, 2013

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

Saturday, February 25, 2012

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

Saturday, February 26, 2011

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

Saturday, April 17, 2010

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

Saturday, February 28, 2009

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

Saturday, January 26, 2008

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

Saturday, February 3, 2007

  • The Pfister Hotel
  • Co-Chaired by Katie Heil and Kathy & Randy Crocker
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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
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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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