Giving Guide: Ballet Arkansas


Ballet Arkansas captivates the public through artistic excellence in the presentation of world-class performances and education programs. BA grows, develops and educates a devoted and diverse audience of dance enthusiasts.

Join us for our 2023-2024 45th Anniversary Season:

• Live at the Plaza: Sept. 6-10, 2023, Argenta Plaza
• Wonderland: Alice’s Epic Adventure: Oct. 12-15, 2023, UA-PTC CHARTS
• 45th Anniversary Nutcracker Spectacular with the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra: Dec. 8-10, 2023, Robinson Center
• Swan Lake: Feb. 16-18, 2024, Robinson Center
• Bravo: May 2-5, 2024, Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts Theater
• Snow White: BA Children’s Series: May 11-12, 2024, UA-PTC CHARTS


• Operations funding supports administrative functions, retention of staff, marketing and promotion and general overhead costs

• Event sponsorship supports the presentation of world-class performances and events that reach 50,000-plus Arkansans annually

• Education sponsorship supports programs that uplift, enrich and inspire 10,000-plus K-12 students each year

• All-access sponsorship supports the touring and accessibility of beloved BA programs and services


• Encore Season Opening Reception: Sept. 30, 2023, The Arkansas Repertory Theatre

• Down the Rabbit Hole Tea: Oct. 14, 2023, UA-PTC CHARTS

• Land of the Sweets Tea: Dec. 8-10, 2023, Robinson Center

• Capital City Bash Turning Pointe Gala: March 9, 2024, Robinson Center Ballroom


Private Contributions: 38%
Corporate Sponsorship: 30%
Foundations: 18%
Government: 14%

520 Main St.
Little Rock, AR 72201
501.223.5150 |


Established: 1978
Employees: 20
Service Area: State of Arkansas and Surrounding States | All 50 States and 60+ Countries Broadcast Reach
Young Professionals Group: Ballet Arkansas Guild

Executive and Artistic Director: Michael Charles Fothergill


Dr. Ann Patel, President
Dr. Alan Bagley, Vice President
Dr. Andy Terry, Treasurer
Megan Hall, Secretary
Eliese Freeman-Crumley, NWA Liaison
Amber Bagley, Corporate Counsel
Chris Johnson, Chair – Building Fund
Suzanne Babbie, Artistic Liaison

Amanda O’Neal
Robert O’Neal
Justin Bank
Dr. Amy Galdamez
Ross Owyoung
Dr. Julie Robinson
Elizabeth Michael
Erin Russell
Abby Jennings

The 2023/2024 Arkansas Giving Guide is presented by Wright Lindsey Jennings. Click here to read a letter from our sponsors.

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