About Membership

Ballet Austin Guild has over 100 members serving across five standing committees that work for the direct benefit of dance in the Austin community. Members cultivate lifelong friendships and have the opportunity to form a personal relationship with Ballet Austin Company Dancers through support events. Ballet Austin Guild offers its members many opportunities to make the magic of dance a reality.

Our Pillars of Service

Fundraising

Ballet Austin Guild is the largest non-government donor to Ballet Austin each season. Our fundraising efforts contribute a significant gift Ballet Austin’s.

Each season our Gift Barre pop-up shop generates gross sales of more than $150,000, contributing the majority of our fundraising efforts. Our Gift Barre, organized and produced by our Merchandising Committee, is featured during every performance of Ballet Austin’s The Nutcracker, as well other Ballet Austin productions.

Our fundraising efforts are also supported by our annual spring tea in celebration of Ballet Austin’s Mother’s Day weekend production. Not only do our fundraising efforts generate our financial contribution to Ballet Austin, they are also important components of our community outreach.

Education

Ballet Austin Guild supports Ballet Austin’s education programs in two ways: through The Nutcracker Docent Program and The Nutcracker School Shows.

For our educational efforts, we work closely with Ballet Austin Education Director, Pei-San Brown. The Docent Program is an opportunity for Ballet Austin Guild members to share the magic of dance with Austin area school children prior to their attendance at The Nutcracker School Shows.

During School Shows we help to safely usher school children into the Long Center to see The Nutcracker live performance.

Additionally, Ballet Austin Guild serves to educate our membership about the history of ballet and Ballet Austin’s unique contribution to dance during each of our General Meetings and specially organized member-only events.

Community

Through membership, Ballet Austin Guild provides a network of supportive ambassadors for the work and artistic contributions of Ballet Austin. We consider each of our members important “Ambassadors of Dance” in the greater Austin community.

Additionally, we view the development of community as the primary benefit and contribution of Ballet Austin Guild. The relationships formed by Ballet Austin Guild members with each other and across the Ballet Austin family are often strong, life-long friendships. The relationships are a core pillar of the success of Ballet Austin Guild, and every member offers a unique and valued contribution to the foundation of our community.

Membership Benefits

Current Members