Corporate Council: Businesses Making a Difference

“Because of talented arts organizations like Ballet West, Utah is not just the state for business, it is the state of the arts!”
—Former Governor Gary Herbert

What is Corporate Council?

Ballet West’s Corporate Council is comprised of business leaders whose partnerships with the Ballet support its far-reaching education and outreach programs and four esteemed Academy campuses, as well as an annual season of high-caliber performances. Corporate Council partners enjoy the tangible impact of their collective investment in the arts and increased brand visibility through community engagement.

“ I learned early in my career that the economy and vitality of a successful city require the support of the business community. Together, we can secure Ballet West’s legacy for future generations to learn from and to love.” — Mark Robbins, Ballet West Corporate Council Partner & Owner/Franchisee of Ruth’s Chris Steak House, Salt Lake City & Boise

Your Partnership at Work

  • Reward your employees and offer them complimentary tickets and discount tickets to select performances
  • Showcase your community support by becoming a Corporate Council member and a promote your leadership in the arts
  • Align your brand with Ballet West, one of America’s leading ballet companies, by designing a strategic partnership that will result in a strong return on investment

Your Corporate Council partnership directly supports:

  • Ballet West’s stage performances, including classical mainstays and contemporary masterworks
  • Ballet West’s education and outreach programs, which reaches more than 100,000 students, teachers, and community members each year
  • The renowned Ballet West Academy, spread across four campuses throughout northern Utah, features a roster of well-regarded faculty and a talented student body

Branding Opportunities


There are many opportunities to support our performances, including as a performance or production sponsor; as a season sponsor; underwriting sets and costumes; and many other ways. 


Ballet West tours locally, regionally, and nationally. Ask about our latest plans and if you’d like to sponsor the company as it represents our great city and state as a cultural brand ambassador.


The Ballet West Academy boasts four campuses and over 1,000 students at locations in Salt Lake City, Lehi (at Thanksgiving Point), and Park City. In addition, the Academy attracts more than 1,800 students each year to its internationally recognized Summer Intensive program.

The Academy offers both scholarships and financial aid that, supported by Corporate Council partnerships, assist aspiring Academy students in achieving their dreams. Together with the Park City Community Foundation and The Solomon Fund, the Academy also offers a scholarship program for Latinx students studying at its Park City campus. Ballet West aims to expand this program to other campuses in the future.


Help support our biggest fundraisers of the year as we seek support for our programs with the greatest needs. From intimate gatherings to our annual Spring Soiree, there are many opportunities to engage your brand with our biggest supporters.


Ballet West and the Ballet West Academy have an expansive reach both onstage and off, providing brand visibility for Corporate Council partners to a widespread, diverse audience.

Annual Performance Attendance: 62,000 ticket-buyers
Social Media Platforms: 150,000+ followers

Ballet West’s social media following is the largest of any performing arts organization in Utah.
Ballet West also has a national media following, with recent articles and reviews published in The New York Times, Washington Post, Dance Magazine, Pointe Magazine, The Village Voice, Huffington Post, Fjord Review, and Broadway World.

main company partnership






 The amount that may be tax-deductible based on the fair market value of benefits offered.
Please consult your tax adviser.
($23,250)  ($8,300)  ($6,820) ($4,490)  ($2,160) 
Complimentary tickets to be used throughout the season* 20 10 8 6 4
Sponsor a season performance (includes 10 complimentary tickets)**  10 10
Behind-the-scenes tour for selected sponsored performance  ■
Corporate meeting venue with a unique ballet twist***
Access to the donor lounge during performance intermissions*
Complimentary parking for each production (limit one pass per pair of tickets)  ■
Recognition for the season in Ballet West playbills, on the website, and in Front Row magazine  ■  ■
Invitation to attend in-studio rehearsals (up to 4 guests)  ■
Opportunity to entertain clients at Ballet West performances at a group rate
Employee discount code for tickets to select performances 25%  15%  15%   15%   15% 

ballet west academy partnership






 The amount that may be tax-deductible based on the fair market value of benefits offered. 
Please consult your tax adviser.
($24,750)  ($9,750)  ($7,250) ($4,750)  ($2,500) 
Season Sponsor: All 4 Academy campuses, with 10+ public performances in Salt Lake City, Park City, and Lehi
Production Sponsor: One Academy campus, with 2+ public performances
Customized social media plan, website landing page, and company bio on Academy website  ■  ■
Performance Sponsor: One Academy campus, including hospitality benefits
Recognition for the season in Academy playbills
Recognition on the Academy website, with SEO strategic support  ■
Recognition in monthly Academy e-newsletter  ■  ■

Performance Sponsorships include ten (10) complimentary tickets, parking passes, pre-performance acknowledgment, and listing in 2019-2020 playbills.

Season and Production Sponsorships include all Performances Sponsorship benefits, in addition to branding on all print and electronic marketing materials, onsite signage (as permitted), and customized social media outreach.

*Exclude The Nutcracker and Choreographic Festival
**Based on best seating available.
***Catering, cleaning, and audiovisual not included.

Please contact Ballet West Development Department at 801-869-6919 for additional information and joining Corporate Council.

corporate council supporters 2020/2021

AC Hotel Salt Lake City/Downtown*
Bambara Restaurant*
Bank of America
BMW of Murray, Official Luxury Vehicle of Ballet West
Cranshaw Corporation
Freed of London*
Goldman Sachs
Holiday Inn Salt Lake City/Downtown*
Intermountain Healthcare
Inwest Title Services, Inc.
Mark Miller Toyota, Official Vehicle of the Frederick Quinney Lawson Ballet West Academy
Merit Media Systems, Inc.
Myriad Genetics, Inc.
Nicholas & Company
Salt Lake Power Yoga*
So Danca
Summit Sotheby’s International Realty
Swire Coca Cola
Visit Salt Lake
Dr. Jeremy Wimmer with Elite Chiropractic Center*
Workers Compensation Fund

corporate council supporters 2018/2019

America First Credit Union
Ballard Spahr LLP*
Bambara Restaurant*
Bank of American Fork
BMW of Murray
CompuNet, Inc.
Goldman Sachs
Holland & Hart LLP*
Jones Waldo*
Myriad Genetics, Inc.
O.C. Tanner
PrincePerelson and Associates
Ruth’s Chris Steak House*
Salt Lake Regional Medical Center*
Visit Salt Lake
Workers Compensation Fund

The above list includes Corporate Council members as of November 9, 2018.
*Indicates in-kind partner