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Supporting Professional Ballet in Kentucky

Individual Giving

As a nonprofit arts organization, Kentucky Ballet Theatre depends on the generosity of individuals, corporations and foundations for a significant portion of the funding necessary to support a professional ballet company. These dollars make it possible for KBT to fulfill its mission to be true to the art form of ballet while performing both traditional and neoclassical ballets, in addition to producing new works, that are accessible, entertaining and creative. Please consider joining KBT for a performance or making an individual tax deductible donation to the organization to contribute to our commitment to bring high quality professional ballet to audiences across Kentucky. DONATE NOW!

Corporate Giving

Kentucky Ballet Theatre is proud to announce opportunities for your organization to partner with us to bring professional dance to audiences throughout Kentucky. KBT reaches patrons, subscribers, KBT Academy students and families, and those across the state who have enjoyed one of our many outreach programs. Partnering with KBT is a great way to reach our diverse audience and to show your support of professional ballet in Kentucky. There are many levels of corporate giving available—everything from providing pointe shoes to one of our dancers all the way up to fully funding one of our performances. Business partnerships begin with a minimum tax-deductible gift of $500. Sponsorship levels begin at $1,000 and offer many benefits to your company, including visibility in KBT advertising and promotions, discounted tickets, special acknowledgment at performances and events, and networking opportunities throughout the year. Please call (859) 252-5245 or email admin@kyballet.com to inquire about corporate giving opportunities. Check back soon for KBT resource libraries with Corporate Sponsorship information.

Ovation Society

$2,500 Digital recognition on KBT's website Acknowledgment in performance programs Set of Complimentary Tickets for a season performance of choice.

Spotlight Society

Print and Media Partners In appreciation for added value media opportunities and features: Recognition on KBT's website and acknowledgment in performance programs. Set of Complimentary Tickets to each season performance.

Friends of the Ballet In-Kind Partnerships

General Donations Equipment, Photography, Videography, and Construction Donations Props & Sets Donations Studio Support Academy Scholarships Travel Expenses Catering Donations

Join Kentucky Ballet Theatre and invest in the highest quality of performing arts and their success throughout Kentucky. Sponsorship supports show production, international exchange, KBT Academy scholarship, touring program performances, community events, and educational outreach. 

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Season Title Sponsorship

Sponsor Table at Performance Venues, Inclusion in Performance Press Releases, VIP Invitation to Company Rehearsal prior to each season performance, 

Exclusive season preview with Artistic Director, Complimentary Season Tickets & 

Sponsor Dinner with Company Dancers


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Pas de Deux Sponsorship

Sponsorship of the Company Dancers for the 24th Anniversary Season, 

Invitation to Luncheon with Company Dancers Advance, 

Sponsorship Opportunistic of casting prior to performances, & Complimentary Season Tickets 


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Prima Sponsorship

Sponsor Table at Performance Venues, Inclusion in Performance Press Releases, VIP Invitation to a Company Rehearsal prior to sponsored performance, 

Complimentary Season Tickets, & 

Sponsor Dinner with Company Dancers



Pirouette Sponsorship

Sponsorship of the "Pointe Shoe Fund" or "Costumes Fund," 

Pair of signed pointe shoes by Company dancers, & Complimentary Season Tickets 


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On Pointe Sponsorship

Signage & Activation at Performance Venue, VIP Invitation to a Company Rehearsal prior to sponsored performance, 

Named Sponsorship for an Academy Scholarship, Complimentary Season Tickets, & 

Sponsor Dinner with Company Dancers


Support Our Cause

There are other ways to help KBT!
By supporting our work in Central Kentucky, we improve your communities


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By participating in our Give BHG annual fundraiser, patrons who purchase gift cards at GiveBHG.com will be able to designate 20% of the purchase amount to Kentucky Ballet Theatre. Go to GiveBHG.com, to make a purchase and donate.


KBT received several hundred dollars from this Kroger donations program every year! Register your Kroger rewards card in a few easy steps. It's completely free and you only have to register once annually. Go to Kroger.com and enter #87374 when prompted to add the the organization code to help KBT's fundraising efforts.