Ballet Minnesota

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Give to the Max Day 2023

Continuing the legacy of Ballet Minnesota

For 35 years, Ballet Minnesota has been enriching lives in the Twin Cities community by creating and sharing the beauty of dance through education and public performances. What started out as a dream of Andrew and Cheryl Rist in the 1980s has grown into a pillar of the local community, touching audiences of over 5,000 each year through productions like its annual Nutcracker performances. 

Today, Ballet Minnesota continues to build on this legacy, but this is only possible through the support of donors and invested partners like you. Your gift today supports:

  • Aspiring artists as young as five years old, who are given the opportunity to perform onstage with a professional ballet company through Ballet Minnesota’s partnership with Classical Ballet Academy;
  • Public school students and community members, who are able to experience professional ballet performances at an affordable rate;
  • Current and future production costs, such as set pieces, backdrops, costumes, and the tech teams necessary to bring performances to life;
  • Incredibly gifted artists such as company members and guest artists who share their talents with the community each year. 

When you support Ballet Minnesota today, you’re not only supporting the artists you see onstage. You’re giving the gift of beauty, movement and opportunity to countless individuals in our local community. 

Please join us in investing in the future of Ballet Minnesota. All gifts, of all sizes, make a difference and have an immediate impact. With your support, we can continue enriching lives through dance.  

Make a leadership gift to support Ballet Minnesota

As a special thank you for your leadership support, donors who make a leadership gift of $500+ during our 2022 Give to the Max Day campaign to support Ballet Minnesota will be entered into a drawing to receive a pair of complimentary tickets for the 2022/2023 season.

Donors who make a gift of $250-$499 will be entered into a drawing to receive a pair of point shoes signed by principal Nutcracker guest artists from ABT or a signed nutcracker

Donors who make a gift of $150-$249 will be entered into a drawing to receive a 2022 Nutcracker sweatshirt and pair of joggers.

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Ballet Minnesota

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Arts & Culture Education Children & Family Community


314 Chester Street
Saint Paul, MN 55107



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