Enjoy the Best of Ballet Austin!
By Marshall Jones, Ballet Austin Donor
In 2006, my wife and I moved to downtown Austin and began to ingrain ourselves into many of the downtown events and organizations that make Austin such an amazing place to live. In 2008, we became Ballet Austin subscribers and we are so pleased that we did. While the performances have been amazing and very enjoyable, the added extras we receive as Principal Partners have made our involvement with the ballet so special and they are the reasons we will be lifelong partners with Ballet Austin. As donors, we have been introduced to the ballet in many different ways and have had the opportunity to experience many different aspects of such amazing visual art.
Where to begin? Well, first we had a lot to learn about the art of ballet and there is nothing better than seeing it first-hand at the Studio Spotlights. Here, we get to see the artistic director work directly with the dancers and have the opportunity to ask them questions about the performance. We often receive invites to see Ballet Austin II perform and even to see the Company at a full dress rehearsal before a show. While it's wonderful to see them in a more ‘raw’ state, the performances are where the magic really begins.
As Principal Partners, we enjoy VIP Valet Parking at the Long Center and AustinVentures Studio Theater. We also have the best seats in the house and Ballet Austin is always accommodating when we need to make changes to our schedule and purchase additional seats. At the performances, we enjoy sippping complimentary Champagne with other members at intermission, and after the show, we enjoy wine and hors d’oeuvres as we discuss the performance with friends and the Ballet Austin dancers. At the Nutcracker, my wife and her mother were even able to visit the Green Room before the show. What a treat!
What can I say? I like Ballet Austin, and I like going First Class!
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