Thank you Platinum Sponsor, Monica Lo, MD and Daniel Sherbet, MD! Thank you Bronze Sponsor, Rush and Linda Harding! Thank you Gold Sponsor North Little Rock Tourism! Thank you Gold Sponsor LRCVB! Thank you Bronze Sponsor Dr. Joshua and Christy Chance! Thank you Gala & Season Sponsor Colonial Wines Spirits! Thank you Bronze Sponsor Western Foods! Thank you Gold Sponsor Cory and Dinah Davis! Thank you Bronze Sponsor Wells Fargo Advisors! Thank you Silver Sponsor Sponsor Arkansas Heart Hospital! Thank you Silver Sponsor Dancers' Corner! Thank you Silver Sponsors Drs. Ann and Ashay Patel! Thank you Silver Sponsor Arkansas Psychiatric Services, PLLC! Thank you Bronze Sponsors Robert and Amanda O'Neal! Thank you Bronze Sponsor, Johnathan & Maya Goree/Shea & Sarah Mathews! Thank you Bronze Sponsor First Financial Bank! Thank You Gala & Season Sponsor Cranford Co.! Thank you Gala Sponsor TC Print!

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 Prepare for an extravagant soirĂ©e right in the heart of the capital city, as we celebrate Ballet Arkansas in grand style at the 45th Anniversary Turning Pointe Gala! This gala isn't just an event; it's a dazzling celebration of artistic excellence, a night of extraordinary performances, and a testament to the power of dance to transform lives.

This year's event will be held at the Robinson Center Ballroom on March 9, 2024 between the hours of 6:00 and 10:00 pm (5:00 VIP Reception). As the organization's premiere annual fundraiser, the Turning Pointe Gala fuels Ballet Arkansas's mission to elevate artists, enrich its programming, and extend its reach into communities across the Natural State. Your attendance & sponsorship supports world-class programs and performances that uplift, enrich, and inspire more than 40,000 Arkansans each year.  Prepare to be immersed in an evening of sheer splendor and refinement. Gala attendees will revel in an exquisite cocktail reception, a curated selection of silent and super silent auctions, a sumptuous seated dinner, and a mesmerizing showcase featuring the world-renowned dancers of Ballet Arkansas. As the night unfolds, let live music with Bad Habit and dancing be your muse. We hope you'll join us for Ballet Arkansas' Anniversary celebration, 45 years in the making! 


Event Details

March 9, 2024, 6:00 - 10:00pm | 5:00pm VIP Reception (Platinum/Gold/Sivler Sponsors, 45th Anniversary Tables, VIP ticket holders)

Robinson Center Ballroom, 426 W Markham St, Little Rock, AR 72201

*Black-Tie Optional



5:00-6:00pm VIP Reception with cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, and live music from Bad Habit

6:00-7:00pm Check in, Cocktail Hour, Auction Preview, Professional photos

7:00-7:15pm Find your table!

7:15-7:30pm Welcome from Hosts & Dinner Begins

7:30-9:00pm Signature Performance, Above the Barre Award Presentation, Auction Close & Dessert

9:00-10:00pm Dancing with Bad Habit & Checkout

Tickets, Tables & Sponsorships

Tickets: $225 | $350 VIP | $650 Couple's VIP 

Tables: Turning Pointe Table - $2,250 - Standard table for 10  | 45th Anniversary Table - $3,250 - VIP table for 10

Sponsorships: Bronze $2,500 | Silver $3,500 | Platinum $10,000 | Presenting $15,000

Learn more about sponsoring this year's Turning Pointe Gala HERE.

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Over the last 45 years, Ballet Arkansas's world-class programs and performances have touched the lives of nearly half a million Arkansans! Ranked as one of the Top 100 Professional Ballet Companies in the USA, Ballet Arkansas reaches deep into communities across the state, presenting dynamic programming that brings Arkansans of all walks of life together to celebrate the power and beauty of the performing arts. Your support makes this possible. Make a donation today to ensure Ballet Arkansas will continue to thrive as a force of creativity and community in Arkansas, bringing joy to the masses in the process.

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$150,000 Goal


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About Ballet Arkansas

Over the course of its 45 year history, Ballet Arkansas's world-class programming has touched the lives of nearly HALF-A-MILLION Arkansans. Ballet Arkansas's roots can be traced to the Little Rock Civic Ballet, founded in 1966 by Donald C. Cranford. The organization was incorporated as a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation in 1979 with a dream to become the region's foremost professional ballet company. In its early years under the direction of Lorraine Cranford, Ballet Arkansas presented performing greats such as Mikhail Baryshnikov, Rudolf Nureyev, and Edward Villella, in addition to a number of internationally celebrated dance companies.


Each season, Ballet Arkansas presents a vibrant repertory of the classics, masterpieces of American dance, and original works by the world's most daring dance makers, reaching an audience of more than 40,000 per year. The organization's programming now reaches all 50 states and 24 countries. Under the visionary leadership of Michael and Catherine Fothergill, Ballet Arkansas's company of 15 dancers is ranked among the Top 100 Ballet Companies in America by the Dance Data Project.


A statewide leader in dance education, Ballet Arkansas provides children and adults of all backgrounds with exceptional training from a distinguished staff. Its interactive lecture demonstrations and community outreach initiatives reach more than 10,000 k-12 students per year, and more than 350 children participate in its annual Community Cast productions.


The organization is firmly committed to equity and inclusion and to bringing diverse populations together to experience the power and beauty of dance.

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426 W Markham St, Little Rock, AR 72201, USA

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