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ÉTOILE


MAKE AN IMPACT WHILE BEING INSPIRED, CONNECTED, AND EMPOWERED!

Cincinnati Ballet’s Étoile group brings together remarkable women to connect, network, celebrate, and support each other through exclusive events and behind-the-scenes interactions with today’s outstanding female choreographers, dancers, and community leaders.

DID YOU KNOW?


Cincinnati Ballet is a national leader in championing female choreography.

100% OF THE 2021-2022 MAINSTAGE PRODUCTIONS FEATURE FEMALE CHOREOGRAPHERS.

Three women -- Melissa Gelfin De-Poli, Daphne Jurgenson, and Heater Britt -- standing together at an Etoile event

2021-2022 SEASON


In its seventh season, the 2021-2022 Étoile series focuses on the efforts to promote mainstage choreographic works by emerging female choreographers such as Melissa Gelfin De-Poli and established female choreographers including Helen Pickett. As a bonus, this Season’s series celebrates Artistic Director Victoria Morgan’s 25th and final season at Cincinnati Ballet. 

Through the collective giving of its members, Étoile provides annual support of female choreography and leadership at Cincinnati Ballet. This support has helped Cincinnati Ballet become an early advocate, as well as establish a reputation in the dance industry, of welcoming choreographic works created by women. 

To celebrate this continued achievement, the culmination of the series will highlight the Étoile-sponsored Choreographer of the Year. 

“I am so honored to be lifted up by so many strong women from our community. Throughout my lifetime, there have been so many women mentors that have helped me achieve my dreams, And I am just so happy to be a part of this big female choreographer movement. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!”


-Heather Britt, 2020-2021 Étoile-sponsored Choreographer

Member exclusive Events!


Be Empowered

VICTORIA’S FAVORITE THINGS BRUNCH

Sunday, October 10, 2021

Be Connected

THE NUTCRACKER STUDIO REHEARSAL & WREATH WORKSHOP

Thursday, December 9,2021

Be Inspired

Cinderella Performance & reception

Thursday, February 17, 2022

Be Energized

Dance Class with a Twist, featuring victoria and a special guest

April 2022

Be Bold

Bold moves festival choreographers at the bare(re)

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Be Excited, Bonus Event!

TBD

Upgrade your membership to the next level or join at the affiliate level and receive a bonus, behind-the-scenes event!

Tour the new Wardrobe Department, made possible by Linda Greenberg and Gary Greenberg, with Artistic Director Victoria Morgan and Wardrobe Supervisor Noelle Wedig-Johnston.

100% of your upgrade will go directly to support the creation of the newly established Victoria Morgan Women’s Choreographer and Artist Fund at Cincinnati Ballet. 

Choose a level that’s right for you and join today!

Three woman at Victoria's Brunch Etoile Event

The Nutcracker Studio Rehearsal and Wreaths Workshop


December 9, 2021

BE CONNECTED


Join us to celebrate Nutcracker season! The evening will start with an Étoile exclusive rehearsal, followed by Snow Scene inspired wreath. workshop by Lauren Moore of The Festive Design.

Étoile COMMITTEE

Etoile steering committee members
  • Melinda Gardner
  • Tonya Hurst
  • Daphne Jurgensen
  • Deborah Livingston
  • Diane Rumpke
  • Judy Dalambakis
  • Kathryn Harsh
  • Katrina Trimble
  • Lauren Beckert
  • Lisa Sampson
Sarah Templeton Wilson

Associate Director of Giving

SARAH TEMPLETON WILSON