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Dear Friends,

Welcome to the 35th year of Connecticut Ballet.

This promises to be another exciting year for the ballet company. As I write this letter, thoughts of Sugarplum Fairies, flowers and snowflakes run through my mind. The annual production of 'The Nutcracker' is right around the corner. I’m awaiting the announcement of the spring production, and then there is the always-enticing Summer Dance Caravan.

What many of you may not have had the chance to see are the school programs presented through the year. Artistic Director Brett Raphael brings exciting programs which include performances and learning opportunities to thousands of children throughout the state.

Of course, none of these things would be possible without your support. So I am asking you to join Friends of Connecticut Ballet to help keep this wonderful company going.

Watch for an invitation to an open rehearsal in the near future. These rehearsals are a chance to see the company at work up close. You will be in for quite a treat when you attend.

If you haven’t liked us on Facebook, please do so. You’ll find information about the productions, the company members, and dance in general. Feel free to share any of the Facebook posts you find interesting. Getting the word to new audience members will help keep us vital.

I’m looking forward to seeing you at rehearsals, performances, and events, and enjoying this 35th anniversary year with you.

All the best,

Ellie Telzer
Friends of Connecticut Ballet


Connecticut Ballet doesn't run on goodwill alone. As with any other non-profit organization, it takes financial assistance to keep our programs up and running. Connecticut Ballet invites you to support us by becoming a member of Friends of Connecticut Ballet. All donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Friends of Connecticut Ballet provides needed support for our production and educational outreach programs. When you contribute $60+, you become a supportive member of our Connecticut Ballet family.

Members enjoy many benefits and exclusive privileges:

*Patrons-only newsletter from Artistic Director Brett Raphael
*Invites to special Friends events such as wine tastings & film showings
*You will be invited to exclusive studio rehearsals
*10% ticket discount and advance notice about upcoming performances

MONTHLY SUSTAINER membership option.
Please consider supporting Connecticut Ballet with a monthly gift of any amount
(debited monthly by PayPal).
Option available when you proceed to 'Donate.'

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Membership Levels:

Basic Friends of Connecticut Ballet Membership ($60*) entitles you to:

  • Email subscription to our organizational e-newsletter, Variations.
  • 10% discount to all company performances at The Palace/Stamford and Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts
  • Members are entitled to selected discounts and special offers to attend statewide arts events
  • Connecticut Ballet Members listing in the 2016-2017 program book.

Bronze Friends of Connecticut Ballet Membership 
($75+*) entitles you to all of the above plus

  • Email updates direct from our Artistic Director
  • Special invite to preview the Spring 2017 in-school assembly program, Backstage at the Ballet

Silver Friends of Connecticut Ballet Membership 
($250+*) entitles you to all of the above plus:

  • Invitation for two to studio rehearsal of 35th season program of your choice and all of the Basic and Bronze member items
  • Stylish new Friends of Connecticut Ballet tote bag and all of the items listed in Basic Membership category
  • Friends of Connecticut Ballet open rehearsals

Gold Friends of Connecticut Ballet Membership 
($500+*) entitles you to all of the above plus:

  • Two center orchestra tickets to a 2016-2017 company performance of your choice
    and all of the above items from Basic, Bronze, and Silver Friends categories

Guardian Angel Friends of Connecticut Ballet Membership
($1,000+*) entitles you to all of the above plus:

  • Complimentary invitation to Spring 2017 exclusive patrons party featuring a sneak preview of Summer Dance Caravan repertoire
  • Two tickets to a company performance of your choice and all of the above items from Basic, Bronze, Silver, and Gold categories
 *Tax deductible less the value of the goods and services received.

Make a contribution today to CONNECTICUT BALLET by using our secure PayPal account.