Annual Appeal


Dear Friends and Families,

Every year students at New Haven Ballet spend months of their lives working for those few precious moments when they will come onstage and make their dreams come true. Some of these students hope to become professional dancers one day; some simply enjoy the movement and the camaraderie, the shared exploration of limits, the brief moment in the sun when they have their chance to shine onstage.

New Haven Ballet has been in the business of making dreams come true for more than 30 years–bringing families together for the holiday classic The Nutcracker at New Haven’s historic Shubert Theater; offering students the opportunity to work with guest teachers from the best companies in the world and to perform pieces created especially for them; bringing ballet to New Haven’s underserved elementary schools; and reaching out to the differently abled community with a program of dance and learning.

But making dreams come true is costly. Funding is needed for state-of-the art studios where superb professionals can teach students in a safe environment; for sets and costumes; to send expert staff out into the Greater New Haven community to bring the transformative power of dance to one and all. Tuition, grants, and ticket prices cover some of these costs, but they cannot cover them all. The rest depends on you.

This fall, we ask you to make dreams come true with us. Our goal is to raise $10,000 to help support our superior training, superb guest artists, dazzling costumes and sets, and outreach to New Haven’s communities. Won’t you please help us?

To make a gift please call 203-782-9038.

On behalf of New Haven Ballet I thank you for your generous support of making dance dreams come true!


Your sincerely,


Lisa Sanborn

Artistic Director

New Haven Ballet

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