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Ballet Apetrei

Ballet Apetrei, Inc. is a non-profit company founded in 1988 by Constantin and Kelly Apetrei, whose purpose is to give young, talented dancers the opportunity to train in a professional environment, and to bring fine performances as well as international guest artists to our community. Ballet Apetrei is the north shore’s own resident ballet company and is the only ballet company based in western St. Tammany that also holds all of its performances in St. Tammany.

 

Membership

All levels of membership receive the following benefits:

​- Advanced purchase of reserved tickets

- Early seating for all company performances

- Invitations to all Ballet Apetrei sponsored events

- Pre-performance receptions

- Recognition in performance programs

Silver Slipper ($50-$99)

Includes all basic membership benefits

Gold Slipper ($100-$249)

Includes all basic membership benefits plus Ballet Apetrei membership pin

Soloist ($250-$499)

Includes all basic membership benefits plus Ballet Apetrei membership pin

2 general admission tickets to summer performance 

Principal ($500-$999)

Includes all basic membership benefits plus Ballet Apetrei membership pin

2 general admission tickets to summer performance 

Grande Plié ($1000-$1999)

Includes all basic membership benefits plus Ballet Apetrei membership pin

Invitation for two to attend a studio rehearsal

Reserved seating at all performances

Grande Jeté ($2000 and up)

Includes all basic membership benefits plus Ballet Apetrei membership pin

Invitation for four to attend a studio rehearsal

Invitation for four to attend Nutcracker dress rehearsal at theater

Reserved seating at all performances

 
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Corporate Sponsorship

All levels of sponsorship will receive the following benefits:

- Company's name listed in programming for all productions as well as press releases for the season, showing your  level of sponsorship

- Invitations to all Ballet Apetrei events and patron parties for the performance season

$500 and up Organizational Support Scholarship

By donating $500 or more to Ballet Apetrei, your company will become an organizational support sponsor for the
performance season. These funds will be used for operational expenses for the company such as storage rental for scenery,
sets and costuming, guest choreographers, utilities, general printing expenses, etc.

$1000 Bernie Klein Children's Fund

Bring the magic of the Nutcracker to local school children who otherwise would not be able to attend. Your sponsorship
provides tickets and bus transportation for 70 local students to attend the student performance of the Nutcracker.

$1500 Grande Echappé Spnsorship

Sponsor one of the Northshore’s premier arts events! The Grande Echappe ́ brings together people from all over the
Northshore community to support Ballet Apetrei one evening, generally in March, with food, music, and performances by
Company dancers.

$2000 Sugar Plum Fairy Sponsorship

Be the sponsor that brings the Sugar Plum Fairy to the Northshore! Each year a professional ballerina shares her grace and
charm on stage and interacts with students. This year’s Sugar Plum Fairy is Lindsey Fitzmorris Salvadalena, a Ballet Apetrei
alumni who has danced professionally in the United States and Internationally. Lindsey currently is The Artistic Director of Bay
Area Ballet Conservatory in California.

$3000 Frederick Davis Residency Sponsorship

Born in Brooklyn and raised in Chattanooga, Frederick Davis is the focus of an award-winning documentary on his life, “From
the Streets to the Stage: The Journey of Frederick Davis.” Mr. Davis will choreograph a ballet for the Ballet Apetrei Company
$3000 Donovan Davis Residency Sponsorship 

Mr. Davis, a New Orleans native, will choreograph a ballet for the Ballet Apetrei Company. He began his formal dance
training with the New Orleans Ballet Association in partnership with the New Orleans Recreation Department. He continues
his professional dance career currently as a returning company artist with Marigny Opera Ballet.

$5000 Summer Performance Sponsorship

Sponsor BALLET APETREI Summer Production held each July. A Title Sponsorship will entitle your business name and logo to
be placed on all production promotional materials, including newspaper advertisements, poster, flyers, tickets, social media
and the program cover. Your sponsorship will be announced in press releases. Your company will receive 6 reserved seating
tickets to the Summer Performance.

$5000 Nutcracker Title Sponsorship

Sponsor BALLET APETREI production of The Nutcracker held the first weekend in December.
A Title Sponsorship will entitle your business name and logo to be placed on all production promotional materials, including
newspaper advertisements, poster, flyers, tickets, social media and the program cover. Your sponsorship will be announced
in press releases and at our school performances of The Nutcracker. Your company will receive 6 reserved seating tickets to
The Nutcracker.