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

Connected, Empowered, Engaged, Inspired, and BOLD!

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.

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“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 Bold Moves performance, April 23, 2020
• Season access to the Cincinnati Ballet Donor Lounge
• 2 “bring-a-friend” passes for Étoile events
• Invitation to donor appreciation event with the dancers

Associate – $1,000

• 4 premium tickets to Opening Night of Bold Moves performance, April 23, 2020
• 2 one time passes to the Cincinnati Ballet Donor Lounge
• 1 “bring-a-friend” pass for Étoile events
• Invitation to donor appreciation event with the dancers

Member – $500

• 2 premium tickets to Opening Night of Bold Moves performance, April 23, 2020
• 2 drink tickets – Have a drink on us this season at a performance

All Étoile Memberships Receive:

• 5 exclusive events celebration
• Membership welcome gift
• Recognition in full-page 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

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.

2019-2020 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


Be Empowered

September 9, 2019, 6:00-8:00 PM
New Riff Distillery

Dining at the Bar(re)

Be Connected

October 17, 2019, 11:30 AM-1:45 PM
Cincinnati Ballet Studios

The Wizard of Oz Rehearsal & Lunch

Be Inspired

December 18, 2019, 11:30 AM-1:30 PM
Music Hall

Behind-the-Scenes: The Magic of Wig & Makeup

Be Energized

March 24, 2020, 6:00-8:00 PM
Cincinnati Ballet Studios

Exclusive Dance Class with a Twist

Be Bold

April 23, 2020, 6:00-7:00 PM Reception
7:30 PM Show
Aronoff Center

Bold Moves Opening Night Celebration

Join the Movement!

Contact Sarah Templeton Wilson for more information.

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

A Special THANKS To Our Partners

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

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