The Barre Never Lowers. We Just Reach Higher.

étoile: (noun) /e.twal/
1. : a star or a pattern in the shape of a star
2. : title given to exceptional female dancers of the Paris Opera Ballet


Cincinnati Ballet’s Étoile group continues to bring together remarkable women from throughout Cincinnati 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. In addition to exhilarating and thought-provoking conversation, the group includes gatherings that focus simply on friendship and fun.

Join Today

“We will introduce you to world premiere works by female choreographers, including a new ballet I am working on – Dancing to Oz. The orientation of bringing women forward and encouraging confidence to lean into leadership has been a priority for me. I chose to focus on the themes of self-exploration and confidence to be particularly encouraging to women and young girls, who like the main character, Dottie, often do not like the image they face every day in the mirror.” – Étoile founding member Victoria Morgan, Artistic Director of Cincinnati Ballet

BRAVA! Étoile funds help Cincinnati Ballet to continue to be dedicated leaders in programming and promoting female choreographers like Jennifer Archibald, Pamela Robinson-Harris, Peggy Dolkas, Mia Michaels, and Victoria Morgan.

Membership Levels

Affiliate – $1,500

• 6 premium tickets to Opening Night of Étoile sponsored show
• 2 bring a friend passes to Étoile member events
• Opportunity for small group behind-the-scenes tour
• Special invitation to exclusive event with Victoria Morgan
• Season access to Donor Lounge

Associate – $1,000

• 4 premium tickets to Opening Night of Étoile sponsored show
• 1 bring a friend pass to Étoile member events
• Opportunity for small group behind-the-scenes tour

Member – $500

• 2 premium tickets to Opening Night of Étoile sponsored show

All Étoile Memberships Receive:

• Support female choreography and leadership
• Sponsor female choreographer piece for 2020-2021 Season
• 5 exclusive opportunities to celebrate female creativity and empowerment
• Étoile branded welcome gift
• Recognition in Étoile ad in Cincinnati Ballet production program
• 25% discount on Cincinnati Ballet branded merchandise
• One free adult division or fitness class at the Cincinnati Ballet Studios
• Advance casting notices for Cincinnati Ballet productions
• Pop-up opportunities throughout the season
• 2 drink tickets for use at any Cincinnati Ballet performance

A special thanks to our Étoile committee members. You represent the grace and grit we strive for and we appreciate the remarkable women you are.

2020-2021 Committee: Kathryn Harsh, Daphne Jurgensen, Deborah Livingston, Diane Rumpke, Lisa Sampson, Christina M. Sprecher,
Katrina Trimble, Abby Tuke

Thanks to the founding members

Jeanette Altenau

Cammy Dierking

Kay Geiger

Candace McGraw

Victoria Morgan

Renee Schuler

2020-2021 SEASON

Be Impactful

Virtual Reveal of our 2021 Sponsored Choreographer

Be Inspired

Behind-the-Scenes of Victoria’s Cinderella with the Production Team

Be Connected

Performance Rehearsal & Holiday Tea

Be Energized

Exclusive Dance Class with a Twist

Be Excited

Étoile exclusive hard hat tour of our new home!

Be Empowered

A Toast to Female Choreography at The Kaplan New Works Series

Be Bold

Bold Moves Plus Opening Night Celebration & Show

Join the Movement!

Contact Sarah Templeton Wilson for more information.

Phone: 513-562-1103
Email: etoile@cballet.org

A Special THANKS To Our Partners

Étoile Presenting Sponsor

Betsy LaMacchia

Karen F. Maier

Founding Members

Director of Community Relationships Marketing Communications at TriHealth
President, Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky at PNC
Chief Executive Officer at Kenton County Airport Board
The Sue & Bill Friedlander Artistic Director at Cincinnati Ballet
Chef/Owner at EAT WELL

social_youtube social_twitter social_facebook