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Support SVB

Southwest Virginia Ballet is a gem in our community, and you can help us shine even brighter! Your donation will support our award-winning productions, providing young dancers with the opportunity to learn from world-class choreographers and perform in front of sold-out audiences. Your sponsorship will also help us reach more people with our outreach programs, bringing the joy of dance to children of all ages. You can sponsor our mainstage performances, the new orchestra, or a company dancer, and you can make a corporate or individual level gift of any size! Give online with a credit card or Pay Pal, or mail a check to our studios. No matter how you choose to sponsor us, you can be sure that your investment is making a difference. Your support will help us continue to provide high-quality dance training and performances for the people of Southwest Virginia.

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Sponsorship Opportunities

For Season 33
General contributions throughout the year always go toward school programs and our ongoing outreach in the community, as well as world-class training and pop-up performances. You may make your gift toward best general use, or to one of the specific purposes below.

1. Mainstage Season Performance Sponsorships
(Corporate Sponsorships and Individual Donations )

One of the best ways to support the Ballet in our region is through an annual sponsorship. Your donation supports our award-winning productions on stage at the Berglund Performing Arts Theatre, home of Southwest Virginia Ballet. Sponsorships can be arranged through in-kind donations and other methods of support, as well.

One of the ways we use your donation is to secure tickets to our performances for local and regional public school audiences. This year, we are inviting more than 2,000 kids to experience The Nutcracker with live orchestra!

Grand Waltz: $25,000+
Grand Jete: $20,000 – $24,999
Petit Jete: $10,000 – $19,999
Adagio: $5,000 – $9,999
Releve: $2,500 – $4,999
Plie: $1,000 – $2,499
Up to $999- Individual sponsor

Stewardship for these levels might include:
• Performance Dedication – your name in lights!
• Performance tickets, number based on level
• Social Media “shout-outs” during the Season
• Personal appearance with Artistic Director  (for Grand Waltz and Grand Jete levels)
• Recognition on posters or programs
• Website link on Mainstage Sponsorship page

2. NEW! Orchestra Sponsorships
(Donations of any size to support the formation and continued presence of the Orchestra of Virginia’s Blue Ridge)

Southwest Virginia Ballet is pleased to announce the formation of the Orchestra of Virginia’s Blue Ridge conducted by Dr. Wayne Gallops. Funding for the Orchestra ensures we can feature live musical accompaniment for our performances going forward. We are hoping to secure funding for the next five years of orchestral accompaniment (ten Mainstage productions.)

THANK YOU to our anchor orchestra sponsor, Virginia’s Blue Ridge. VBR’s support has secured the orchestra for The Nutcracker but we need YOUR HELP to fully fund it.

Maestro Circle- $5,000+
Virtuoso Circle- $3,000 – $4,999
Impresario Circle- $1,000 – $2,999
Founder’s Circle- Up to $999

Stewardship for these levels might include:
• Performance Dedication
• Performance tickets, number based on level
• Social Media “shout-outs” during the Season
• Recognition in programs as Orchestra Sponsor
• Website link on the Orchestra Sponsorship page

3. Sponsor a Company Dancer

Company Members at Southwest Virginia Ballet audition, rehearse, and perform at our studios and with our staff free- of-charge and many go on to college or professional dancing!

$3,000 – Sponsor one Senior Company Member for a full year
$2,000 – Sponsor one Junior Company Member for a full year
$1,500 – Partial Sponsorship of one Senior Company Member
$1,000 – Partial Sponsorship of one Junior Company Member
$500 – Senior Company Contributor
$250 – Junior Company Contributor
Up to $249 – Backstage Company Support

Sponsorships will be matched with dancers in our program booklet and our website!
Call Syreeta at 570-441-7173 or email at scc@svballet.org for more information.

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Ways to Give

Below, you can click the button to give by credit card, fill out the form to give with Pay Pal, or mail a check to the address at the bottom of the page.

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Please send your check to:

Southwest Virginia Ballet
1005 Industry Ave Building 7A
Roanoke, VA  24013

Thank You!

Call Syreeta at 570-441-7173 or email at scc@svballet.org for more information.

Donate to SVB

Your gift of any size makes a big difference in the lives of our company dancers who come to us from all walks of life.

SVB Backstage

SVB Backstage is a devoted group of members who believe in the importance of supporting the dancers of Southwest Virginia Ballet through volunteerism and fundraising. The fundraising allows SVB to furnish dancers with performance shoes, company dance wear and costumes FREE of charge. Backstage also provides funds for merit and need based scholarships for Roanoke Valley dancers.

Current fundraisers include:

  • The Ballet Boutique, available at all major SVB performances – the boutique is stocked full of tutus, crowns, nutcrackers, handmade jewelry, t-shirts and more.
  • The annual Gala, this year in Spring 2024, is an evening of fun, silent auction, food, drinks and dancing for the 21 and older crowd.

Questions? Email Us

Backstage Volunteers

Volunteers are an integral part of SVB’s success. They are a diverse and dynamic group who are dedicated to promoting the art of dance in the Roanoke Valley.

One important thing they all share is the sense of satisfaction that comes from volunteering their time and talents. Among the many tasks our volunteers perform are set design and construction, costume construction and alterations, publicity and marketing, boutique sales, and backstage production management.

If you would like to join us, please email us at info@svballet.org.

SVB Ballet Boutique

The Ballet Boutique sells handcrafted tutus, SVB t-shirts and other items to raise money for SVB performance expenses and scholarships. 100% of the proceeds go directly to the ballet. Our one-of-a-kind tutus are available at the Jr. League’s annual Stocked Market and at the boutique table at any SVB performance.

ballerina gear for kids

Ballerina To Go- RETURNING SOON!

The perfect gift for every young or young at heart ballerina. The special gift bag contains a one of a kind tutu, a jeweled crown, and a sparkly wand, wrapped in a lovely purple to go bag. This gift is available only at SVB performances, the Stocked Market, or by custom order. Sizes infant to adult are available and can be customized by request.

  • Price $30
  • Shipping and Handling $7 or free local pick-up.
  • Mailed Tutus are wrapped in pink tissue paper with a tulle bow. Please allow two weeks for delivery.