community dance eventYour Support Matters

Ballet Spartanburg is funded in part by Chapman Cultural Center, its donors, the County and City of Spartanburg and the South Carolina Arts Commission, which receives support from the National Endowment for the arts and the John and Susan Bennett Memorial Arts Fund of the Coastal Community Foundation of SC.

In 2017, The Spartanburg County Foundation awarded a community initiatives technology grant for the design of a new website designed by A-LINE Interactive. The website launched January 2018. We are so grateful to The Spartanburg County Foundation and it's trust in our vision and mission. Thank you.

Impacting. Encouraging. Enlighting.  Influencing.           
  • We reach over 46 outreach events per year that touch the lives of over 17,000 individuals.
  • Ballet Spartanburg participates in community events in Spartanburg, Greenville, and surrounding counties, as well as locations in North Carolina that reach audiences in excess of 30,000.
  • We have created one of the most successful Arts in Education programs, providing the highest quality of dance instruction, reaching over 1,500 individuals each year.
  • The Company, the only resident professional Company in the Upstate, performance and presentation events currently reach over 27,235 individuals and their impact is growing each year.
  • 83% of Ballet Spartanburg’s annual budget directly supports all dance programs and outreach programs. This is a far higher percentage than any other arts organization in the area and well above the national average—a good indicator of growing support for our programs.Upstate Professional Dance Company
  • We do all this with minimal administrative costs, devoting the major part of our budget to artistic and educational excellence.
  • In addition to the specific benefits listed in our sponsorship materials, partnering with Ballet Spartanburg provides positive and impactful exposure for our sponsors. Your support is the foundation upon which we build our vision and future and we welcome and appreciate the opportunity to have you partner with us.



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Ballet Spartanburg Receives 2018
Elizabeth O'Neill Verner Award

Ballet Spartanburg has received the 2018 Elizabeth O'Neill Verner Award. This award is given each year by the South Carolina Arts Commission to recognize exemplary artists and arts organizations for the State of South Carolina. “Each recipient of these Verner Awards is an outstanding ambassador for our state and contributes greatly not just to the arts community, but the overall quality of life.  As the Arts Commission nears completion of its 50th anniversary celebration, we are honored to recognize organizations and individuals who live out the service, commitment and passion that helped the arts here thrive throughout the last half century." S.C. Arts Commission Chairman Henry Horowitz.

Your loyal and continued support allows expansion of  new outreach programs, professional performances and new dance audiences.  We are very appreciative of generous gifts from corporations, individuals and families.  We value your past, present and future support. Every dime matters. Every dollar matters. We hope you will join as a supporter today.

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