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Springfield, Missouri


Ballet Partner

The Ballet Partner annual campaign provides Springfield Ballet resources to increase its impact on Springfield-area families through outreach and tuition scholarship opportunities and the ability to provide professional quality one-of-a-kind performances. By becoming a Ballet Partner, you are united with Springfield Ballet in fulfilling its mission "to advance the art of ballet through premier education, performance, outreach and collaboration.”

Raising the Barre

Springfield Ballet is committed to making dance accessible to those who might otherwise not have the opportunity to experience the art of ballet. Because of community support through the Raising the Barre campaign, Springfield Ballet is able to touch the lives of thousands of deserving children and senior citizens throughout Southwest Missouri each year by providing these underprivileged populations with local outreach opportunities and tuition scholarships.

To learn more about Ballet Partner and Raising the Barre sponsorship levels and benefits, please contact Ashley Walden, Executive Director, by phone 417.862.1343, by email


Thank You!

We are thankful of this year's Ballet Partners and Raising the Barre supporters, shown below. Please join us in saying THANK YOU!


2018-2019 Ballet Partner & Raising the barre supporters

Choreographer $5,000+ Level

  •  John & Beth Raidel
  • The C.W. Titus Foundation


  Dr. Robert & Katy Shaw  



Prima Ballerina $2,500–$4,999 Level

  • Ed & Jean Gruetzemacher
  • Cynthia Hollander
  • The Schmittling Family


Principal Dancer $1,000–$2,499 Level

Dr. Andrew & Jessica Johns



 Soloist $500–$999 Level

  • Dan Cobb
  • Andrew & Will Carter
  • Jon & Brandi Houck
  • Harry & Susan Hom
  • Weston & Caitlin Kissee
  • Eric & Mary Ling
  • Dusty & Kelly Smith

    Demi-Soloist $250–$499 Level

    • Ray F. Aton Memorial/Springfield Area Arts Council Capacity Building Fund
    • Kendall & Candida Deckard
    • Andy & Connie Eck
    • Wayland & Jennifer Mueller
    • Michelle Vespa
    • Tamara de Wild

    Friends of Springfield Ballet

    • Meredith Bosso
    • Gary Kester
    • Brooxie Vaughn
    • Mark & Katherine Walter

    Springfield Ballet Annual Scholarship Supporters

    • Beth Domann
    • Amelia Justice - Justice Jewelers
    • Dusty Smith
    • Debbie Brueggemann
    • Brian Ranft
    • Jon Greve

    Thank you to our 2018-2019 Event Sponsors


    Program Sponsorship

    You are invited to be a program sponsor for Springfield Ballet's 2018-2019 season - The Nutcracker and Beauty & the Beast! More than 4,300 patrons receive a copy of its season program during 12 performances this year.

    For more information on becoming a program sponsor, please contact Executive Director,
    Ashley Walden at 417.862.1343 or email at

    Thank you to our 2018-2019 Program Sponsors

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