Photo Top: Xuan Cheng and Brian Simcoe. Photo by Tatiana Wills.


POINTE SOCIETY ($2,500 - $9,999)

On average, OBT dancers are only able to use their pointe shoes for 8 - 12 hours. Each shoe is hand-made to custom-fit a ballerina's foot. Pointe shoes cost between $65 and $80 a pair.  At OBT, our dancers go through about 1,500 pairs of pointe shoes each season.  Become a member of the Pointe Society, Oregon Ballet Theatre's premiere support group, and help keep us on our toes!


ÉTOILE ($5,000 – $9,999)

  • Invitation to all Opening Night Parties with OBT dancers
  • Personalized backstage tour for up to four by request (subject to advance arrangement)
  • Signed pointe shoes from the OBT Ballerina of your choice
  • Two tickets to each OBT Dress Rehearsal, including George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker; tickets include invitation to the exclusive pre-performance reception and discussion with OBT’s lecturer
  • Opportunity to sponsor a Company Artist ($7,500 level)
  • Plus all the benefits listed below

VIRTUOSO ($2,500 – $4,999)

  • Invitation to the Pointe Society Lounge, a private intermission reception, at select performances
  • Parking voucher for Keller productions and complimentary coat check for all productions
  • Invitation to exclusive Season Unveiling Party
  • First access to private events throughout the season
  • By request, access for two to watch one private studio rehearsal (subject to advance arrangement)
  • Dedicated box office representative and VIP ticket service
  • Invitation to one Opening Night Party with OBT dancers, as selected by OBT
  • Opportunity to sponsor an Apprentice Dancer
  • Plus all the benefits listed below


  • By request, two tickets to three dress rehearsals except George Balanchine's The Nutcracker
  • With subscription, invitation for two to attend all Invitational Studio Rehearsals
  • Priority handling of ticket subscriptions and renewals
  • OBT’s e-newsletter with insider news and special offers
  • Recognition in the OBT Playbill

*Benefits are valid for 12 months from qualifiying gift date.

DOUBLE YOUR IMPACT: If you work for a company with a Matching Gift Program, you may be able to double your contribution!  Ask your employer if they will match your gift to OBT.


To learn more, please contact the Development Office at 503.227.0977
or email giving@obt.org

of Pointe Society Events
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