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    Student Summer Showcase, July 28

    Free Outdoor Presentation
    Friday, July 28
    Duluth Public Library Plaza

    Across from The Depot

    The School of the Minnesota Ballet showcases its upper-level students as they demonstrate ballet, modern, jazz, tap, character (European folk dance), musical theater dance, and their own works in progress created during the choreography class. Highlighting the presentation will be special works by two guest teacher/choreographers.

    Guest Choreographers

    Special Works by Guest Teachers/Choreographers
    Igor Burlak
    , who studied at the School of American Ballet, is a faculty member at the Boston Ballet School and former member of such companies as the Minnesota Ballet. His visit is funded in part by the John T. and Elizabeth C. Adams Arts Fund of the Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation.

    Marco Carreon, dance faculty member at California State University Dominguez Hills, directs its resident dance company MOSAIC. In March he taught in the North-Central Region American Dance Association Conference, held at UMD.

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  • 2015-2016 Performance Support

     2015-16 Season Sponsor


    50th Anniversary Gala Performance















    15-16 support

    Foundation / Organization Support

    A.H. Zeppa Family Foundation
    Bush Foundation
    Depot Foundation
    Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation
    Lloyd K. Johnson Foundation
    McKnight Foundation
    Miller-Dwan Foundation
    Minnesota Power Foundation
    Minnesota State Arts Board
    Wildey Mitchell Family Foundation
    National Endowment for the Arts

    There are so many ways to support the Minnesota Ballet. All gifts are welcome and greatly appreciated.

    If you want to be added to the mailing list,please contact the Ballet: 218-529-3742 or

    To talk about specific support or other ideas for support.

    Please contact: Minnesota Ballet – 218-529-3742 or

    The mission of the Minnesota Ballet, through its company and school, is to preserve and advance the art of ballet, to increase access to ballet, and to use the Minnesota Ballet’s resources to serve the greater community.


    The one constant that has sustained this ballet is community support. Community members founded this ballet in 1965. Community support keeps this fine national touring company based in the Northland. Community support sustains the high-quality performances the Northland has come to love and allows for exciting new productions.

    Minnesota Ballet supporters are very special, very treasured people.

    Supporters at all membership levels receive:
    Listing in Minnesota Ballet programs
    All Minnesota Ballet mailings
    Invitation to receptions

    Support Levels
    Supporter $50–$249
    Patron $250–$499
    Benefactor $500–$999
    Angel $1000–1499
    President’s Council $1,500+
    Director’s Circle $5,000–9,999
    Principal Partner $10,000+

    Please send your contribution to:
    Membership Campaign
    Minnesota Ballet
    301 W. First St., Suite 800
    Duluth, MN 55802
    Or call the Ballet, 218-529-3742 to contribute by Mastercard or Visa.

    Corporate Matching Gifts
    Many employers will match your donation to a nonprofit organization. Matching gift programs offer you an opportunity to align your company’s charitable resources with an art form you love. Please include your company’s matching form with your membership.

    Corporate Sponsorships
    Corporate sponsorships are a wonderful opportunity for businesses to brand your company, entertain clients, reward employees, target a discriminating and influential audience, and demonstrate your support of the arts in our community. To discuss sponsorship opportunities, please call the Ballet, 218-529-3742.

    Tribute Gifts
    Tribute gifts are a great way for you to honor someone’s birthday, anniversary, or other special occasion, or to honor the memory of a loved one. Tribute gifts are unique and thoughtful in addition to supporting the Ballet.

    When you make a tribute gift, the Minnesota Ballet sends a card on your behalf. If you wish, we can include your own special message. An official receipt for income tax records will be issued to you, the donor.

    Matching Challenges
    A matching challenge not only supports the Ballet but gives other people the opportunity to double the value of their contributions.

    Minnesota Ballet Endowment Fund
    The Minnesota Ballet Endowment Fund was established in 2003 by an anonymous donor to provide the Ballet a permanent endowment fund managed by the Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation.

    Marsi Endowment Fund
    The Marsi Fund was established in 1982 by Elizabeth C. Adams and Maren Moore to provide the Ballet a permanent endowment fund managed by the Depot Foundation. To contribute to the Marsi Fund, please contact:

    Depot Foundation
    130 W. Superior St., Suite 302
    Duluth, MN 55802

    In-Kind Gifts
    The Ballet welcomes gifts such as office supplies, equipment, gift certificates for goods.
    Items the ballet is looking for:

    Receiver and speakers for the Depot studio I
    Receiver and speakers for the Depot studio II
    Folding privacy screen for the men’s locker room, Grain Exchange
    Fog machine
    Wireless communication for backstage

    In-Kind Services
    The Minnesota Ballet welcomes gifts such as consultation, lodging, gift certificates for services.