2015-2016 Annual Report

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DEAR CINCINNATI BALLET SUPPORTERS,

TABLE OF CONTENTS

This past year was a great one for Cincinnati Ballet. Thank you for being with us, to witness and to sustain our quest to bring hope and joy to our community and beyond through the power and passion of dance. The 2015–2016 Season was filled with exciting and inspiring highlights, beginning with the annual Kaplan New Works Series, a program that has become one of our most popular, featuring world premieres and unexpected innovations. Gabriel Gaffney Smith’s pas de deux was a favorite of New Works audiences and in celebration of World Ballet Day, dancers James Gilmer and Christina LaForgia Morse took to the streets and recreated the duet in familiar and surprising Cincinnati locations. It was captured in a beautiful film and experienced online by tens of thousands of people from 103 countries.

Victoria Morgan

The The Sue & Bill Friedlander Friedlander Artistic Artistic Director & CEO CEO

In October, the elegant, full–length classical ballet, Lady of the Camellias, choreographed by Val Caniparoli, was filled with kinetic and courageous artistry, a poignant story, and brilliant, moving performances by our astounding dancers. The 2015 Frisch’s Presents The Nutcracker was extra–special as we offered a sensory–friendly performance for children with varying specific needs, and their families. We are excited to continue offering a sensory–friendly performance in 2017 with our Ballet Toybox: Swan Lake Jr. performance. Cinderella was completely refurbished and reimagined thanks to the generous support of PNC. Families flocked to performances as many of our community’s youth were introduced to the wonderment and beauty of ballet for the first time. In March, Wild Sweet Love featured our unique partnership with BalletMet Columbus. This incredibly in–depth collaboration, the only of its kind in our industry, is an exhilarating experience for the artists as well as the audiences of Cincinnati and Columbus. Director’s Choice highlighted a national conversation in the dance field and a mission dear to our company — featuring the ideas, voices and work of female choreographers, a group of artists who are often underrepresented in the ballet world. The series featured four distinct choreographic voices and was a favorite among our audiences. In 2017 we will again feature an all–female– choreographer program in April with The Kaplan New Works Series.

Scott Altman Executive Director

We finished the 2015–2016 Season with momentum and unprecedented financial stability, deep community impact, our highest–ever Academy attendance and consistent richness of adventure on stage. As you know, our 2016–2017 Season is a momentous one, featuring Victoria’s 20 th, Scott Altman’s arrival as Executive Director, and touring to the world–renowned John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. We extend special thanks to Kelly Brown, our most recent Board Chair for the past two seasons. While in this position, Kelly has been an incredibly devoted leader of our Board of Trustees and her passion, intelligence and efforts have made a substantial and long–lasting impact on our company. Plans for our future include our move back to historic Music Hall for the 2017–2018 Season, expanded performances, more live music, more Academy offerings, the search for a new facility and more. Your support enables us to dream big and continue to bring hope, joy, and inspiration to the Cincinnati community and beyond — and for that we are deeply thankful.

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Letter from Leadership

Dancers

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Season Highlights

Ticket Sales & Attendance

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Communit y Impact

Otto M. Budig Academy

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Education & Outreach

Philanthropy

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Second Company

Donors

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B o ar d o f Tr us t e e s & Staf f

Finance

The future is bright for Cincinnati Ballet, and we are so grateful that you are a part of our family.

George Wilkinson

Your devoted Cincinnati Ballet leaders,

Board Chair

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Victoria Morgan

The The Sue & Bill Friedlander Friedlander Artistic Artistic Director & CEO CEO

Scott Altman Executive Director

George Wilkinson Board Chair

Sirui Liu; photography Aaron M. Conway


2015-2016 DANCERS

CORPS DE BALLET

PRINCIPAL S

Christina LaForgia Morse

Christopher Lingner

Khris Santos

Grace Shivers

NEW DANCERS Rodrigo Almarales

Cer vilio Miguel Amador

Sarah Hairston

Patric Palkens

Janessa Touchet

SENIOR SOLOISTS

Samantha Nagy-Chow

Taylor Carrasco

Serena Søvdsnes

Daniel Wagner

S E C O N D C O M P A N Y: C B I I Romel Frometa

Zack Grubbs

Cour tney Connor Jones

SOLOISTS

Josiah Cook

Luca De-Poli

Laura Catherine Hilley

Mat thew Rusk

Rachel Thalman

Sebastian West

S E C O N D C O M P A N Y: T R A I N E E S

Jonathan Batista

James Gilmer

Sirui Liu

Abigail Mor wood

Maiz yalet Velázquez

CORPS DE BALLET Sarah Bradley

Jake Casey

James Cunningham

Jacqueline Damico

Ana Gallardo

Melissa Gelfin

Photography Aaron M. Conway

Donald Crump

Esther Mar tinez

Keenan English

Samantha Riester

Samantha Grif fin

Jorge Rullán

Aubrey Kazimi

Sofia Saari

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2015-2016 SEASON

Cinderella February 12-14, 2016

CHOREOGR APHY: Victoria Morgan MUSIC: Sergei Prokofiev, per formed by

the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

Th e Ka p l a n N ew Wo r k s S e r i e s September 11-19, 2015

Wild Swe et Love March 18-19, 2016

eye on pointe taken

Who Cares?

WORLD PREMIERE

CHOREOGRAPHY: Viktor Plotnikov MUSIC: Max Richter, Lera Auerbach,

Performed by Cincinnati Ballet and BalletMet Columbus CHOREOGRAPHY: George Balanchine MUSIC: George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin

Giovanni Sollima, Philip Glass, Arnold Schoenberg

Age of Innocence

Untitled

CINCINNATI PREMIERE Performed by BalletMet Columbus

CINCINNATI PREMIERE CHOREOGRAPHY:

Gabriel Gaffney Smith

MUSIC:

Gabriel Gaffney Smith

CHOREOGRAPHY: Edwaard Liang MUSIC : Thomas Newman, Philip Glass

Fellow Traveler WORLD PREMIERE

CHOREOGRAPHY:

Adam Hougland

MUSIC:

All My Favorite People MUSIC:

Wild Sweet Love

John Adams

CHOREOGRAPHY: Adam Hougland Over the Rhine - Karin Bergquist, Linford Detweiler

CINCINNATI PREMIERE Performed by Cincinnati Ballet CHOREOGRAPHY: Trey McIntyre Queen, Lou Reed, Roberta Flack, Jose Alfredo Jimenez, The Partridge Family, Felix Mendelssohn, The Zombies

MUSIC:

Mind on the {Re} Wind WORLD PREMIERE

CHOREOGRAPHY:

Ma Cong

MUSIC:

Ezio Bosso

Lady of the C a m e ll i a s October 23-24, 2015 CHOREOGR APHY: Val Caniparoli MUSIC: Frédéric Chopin

D i re c to r’s Ch o i ce Groundbreaking Female Choreographers April 29-30, 2016 A Solo in Nine Par ts CINCINNATI PREMIERE

CHOREOGRAPHY: Jessica Lang MUSIC: Antonio Vivaldi

Habitual

Fris ch ’s Pres e nts

Th e N utcracker December 18-27, 2015 CHOREOGR APHY: Victoria Morgan MUSIC: Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

CHOREOGRAPHY: Heather Britt MUSIC : Gabriel Gaffney Smith

Cylindrical Shadows CINCINNATI PREMIERE

CHOREOGRAPHY: Annabelle Lopez Ochoa MUSIC: David Van Bouwel,

Johann Sebastian Bach, Henry Purcell

Redeem

WORLD PREMIERE

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This page: Ana Gallardo & Daniel Wagner; Maizyalet Velázquez & James Gilmer; Cincinnati Ballet Dancers & Otto M. Budig Academy Students; photography Peter Mueller. Opposite page: Abigail Morwood; Patric Palkens & Courtney Connor Jones; Maizyalet Velázquez & James Gilmer; photography Peter Mueller.

CHOREOGRAPHY: Jennifer Archibald MUSIC: Fan Zhang, Henri Torgue,

Serge Houppin, Armand Amar


TICKET SALES AND ATTENDANCE “Self-assured and personable and filled with choreography that is so rewarding you can’t take your eyes off it”

58,000

$2,493,007

au di e n c e m e mb e r s

$583,389

in t ic k e t r e v e nu e

r e c o r d - b r e ak in g Ci n d e re l l a s al e s

– Cincinnati Enquirer

TICKETS BY CATEGORY Single Tickets

Group Tickets

Subscription Tickets

Community Tickets

Student Matinee Tickets

REVENUE BY PERFORMANCE The Nutcracker

Cinderella

Lady of the Camellias The Kaplan New Works Series

James Cunningham; photography Peter Mueller

Photography Philip Groshong

Director’s Choice

Wild Sweet Love Ballet Toybox

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“The Nutcracker is now a 21st Centur y spectacle; bright, high-tech and filled with imager y” – Cincinnati Enquirer

COMMUNITY IMPACT

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schools reached through CincyDance! programs

175,157 4

in scholarships awarded to Otto M. Budig Academy students

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international dancers

world premieres

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Cincinnati premieres

72,638 patrons enjoyed free performances by Cincinnati Ballet Company and Second Company dancers

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youth performed in company productions

58,000

people at tended performances in downtown Cincinnati Patric Palkens & Janessa Touchet, Frisch’s Presents the Nutcracker ; photography Peter Mueller

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OTTO M. BUDIG ACADEMY B uilding Found ations for a Future

S c h o o l Ye a r P r o g r a m s

523

s t u d e nt s s e r ve d t h r o u g h o u r M a in, Chil d ren’s a n d Me n’s D i v isio n p r o g r a m s

Summer Intensive st udent s of fered Trainee cont rac t s to Cincinnati Ballet’s Second Company

87

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new students enrolled, an increase over fiscal year 2014-2015

unique Summer Programs for s t u d e nt s a g e s 4 -25

285

865

A d u l t D i v isio n s t u d e nt s

h o u r s o f i n s t r u c t io n

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co u r s e s o f fe re d f o r s t u d e nt s a g e s 2-92

we e k s o f i nt e n si ve summer training

2, 782

339

$12 0, 6 42

$76, 596

incre a s e in ove r all reve n u e ove r f is ca l ye a r 2014 -2015

in s ch o l a r ship s a wa r d e d t o s u m m e r p r o g r a m s t u d e nt s

$98, 561

$455, 000

in s ch o l a r ship s a wa r d e d

gross summer programs reve n u e

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i n d i v i d u a l cl a s s e s co n d u c t e d

Alumni Spotlight DANIEL DURRETT, OMBA 2013, offered a professional apprentice contract with Houston Ballet SAMANTHA PILLE , OMBA 2013, offered a professional apprentice contract with Texas Ballet Theater DIAMOND ANCION, OMBA 2011, Juilliard 2016, offered a trainee contract with Cincinnati Ballet Photography Peter Mueller & Mikki Schaffner

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s t u d e nt s s e r ve d

C in cin n a t i B a ll et p r o d u c t io n s fe a t u r i n g A ca d e my s t u d e nt s

s t a t e s a n d 3 co u nt r ie s r e p r e s e nt e d by s t u d e nt b o d y

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420

cit ies represented by t he st udent body across t he t ri - st ate region

Summer Programs

a u d i t io n i n g s t u d e nt s f o r S u m m e r Int e n si ve

“I had the time of my life at the 2016 Summer Intensive! …my technique improved and I had the experience of working with great people. Overall, my first summer intensive was an unforgettable experience, and I look forward to auditioning again next year!” – 2016 Summer Intensive Student

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EDUCATION AND OUTREACH

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C in c y D a nce ! P r o g r a m ce l e b r a t e d i t s 20 t h ye a r

CincyDance! • CincyDance! Program celebrated its 20 th year • 1,800+ students received more than 10,000 hours of dance interaction and instruction • 6 weeks of ballet training, self-respect building and life skills provided for 3 rd graders in 31 schools throughout Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky • Top candidates invited to the 20–week Ballet Foundations Program • 5 dancers received lifetime scholarships

1, 800+ 10, 000+ s t u d e nt s re cieve d

h o u r s o f C i n c y D a n ce ! i n s t r u c t io n

• 3 rd year of CincyDance! in Washington Park • 3 rd graders from 25 schools learned and performed the same dance, combining classical ballet, jazz and hip-hop • 1,600 students, teachers and 50 volunteers danced together!

Ballet Moves • 3 rd year of collaboration with Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center’s Thomas Center for Down syndrome • 9 students ages 5–9 and 6 students 10 and up enrolled

3rd YEAR o f C i n c y D a n ce ! i n Wa sh i n g t o n Pa r k

1, 6 00+

chi l d re n a n d a d u l t s a t t e n d e d N utcra cke r co m m u n i t y n i g ht

700+

ch il d r e n a t t h e s e n s o r y f r ie n dl y N utcra cke r p e r f o r m a nce

• 15 participants graduated, with more than 60 family members in attendance • Early findings from post–assessment found increases in strength, endurance and the ability to focus on the task at hand

Cure Starts Now • 4 th year of Cure Starts Now partnership and Dancer for a Day event • 25 young pediatric cancer patients and families attended • Cincinnati Ballet Second Company performed • Principal Dancer Sarah Hairston taught a special class

Community Night • 1,600+ children and their families attended dress rehearsal for The Nutcracker • Continued partnership with Most Valuable Kids • For many, it was the first time at the ballet!

Sensor y Friendly Nutcracker • First Cincinnati Ballet sensory–friendly performance This page: Photography Mike Breen; photography Julie Sunderland; courtesy cincinnati.com Opposite page: Photography Jennifer Denham

• 746 attendees: many children with specific sensory needs and their families experienced The Nutcracker for the first time

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PHILANTHROPY / ANNUAL GIVING

17%

i n cr e a s e i n co nt r i b u t e d i n co m e

106

wo m e n s u p p o r t e d C in cin n a t i B all et f o r t h e f ir s t ye a r o f Ét oi l e

40 %

A n n u a l Fu n d d o n a t io n i n cr e a s e ove r t h e p rev io u s s e a s o n

CINCINNATI BALLET SECOND COMPANY

$3,288, 715 i n co r p o r a t e, f o u n d a t io n a n d i n d i v i d u a l g i v in g

$998, 592 of in-kind gifts

$200,000+ m o s t s u cce s s f u l D a n ce r Sp o n s o r sh ip p r o gr a m

Dancer Sponsorship Event

Photography Aaron M. Conway

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a u d ie nce m e m b e r s i m p a c t e d by C incinn a t i B allet S e co n d Co m p a ny

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Dancer Sponsorship Event

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60 +

p e r f o r m a n ce s incl u d e N utcra cke r, La dy o f t h e Ca m e l l i a s, Ci n d e re l l a, L u m e n o ci t y, Zo o f a r i, B a l l et Toyb ox , Ch o re o g r a p h e r ’s Wo r k sh o p, p l u s va r io u s s ch o o l s, co m m u n i t y ce nt e r s, a n d p u b lic e n g a g e m e nt s.

The Cincinnati Ballet Second Company, directed by Suzette Boyer Webb, is a community engagement force throughout Greater Cincinnati. Dancers are early career artists, hailing from across the country, and play a key role in exciting and inspiring the Greater Cincinnati community with the joy of dance!

Luca DePoli & Sarah Bradley; Laura Catherine Hilley; photography Peter Mueller

CONTRIBUTED INCOME SOURCES


2015-2016 DONORS

Individuals $10 0, 0 0 0 and Above Sue & Bill Friedlander

The Estate of Louise Dieterle Nippert

Rosemary & Mark Schlachter

Margaret & Michael Valentine

Loretta Motz Cook & David Cook Ms. Dianne Dunkelman & Mr. Peter Schwartz Jerry Ewers & Brian Tiffany

Brian & Lynn Good Linda & Gary Greenberg James A. Miller Dianne & J. David Rosenberg

Julie & Steven Shifman George & Kathy Wilkinson

Doris M. & Charles Levinson Fund Michael & Carole Giuliani John & Betsy LaMacchia Philip & Whitney Long Karen F. Maier

Mr. & Mrs. Raymond Matlock Mr. & Mrs. Larry McGruder Julie & John Richardson Theodore L. Schwartz & Minette Hoffheimer

Mr. John Steele Jennifer & John Stein William D. Stenger Woodrow & Barbara Uible Guy & Kelly Vanasse

field Shekhar & Anu Mitra Mr. & Mrs. Alex Muñoz Floyd & Sharon Needham Jim & Maria Papakirk T. & Halle Quinn Kevin Reevey Ms. Gloria Redmond/Tomcinoh Fund of the Greater Cincinnati Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Mercer Reynolds Sylvia Rombis Katherine & Richard Rosenthal Moe & Jack Rouse Mr. & Mrs. William J. Rumpke, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Tony Sansalone

Mr. & Mrs. Jerry Schlagheck Pamela F. Schmitt Vivian & Jim Schwab Bill & Jo Selnick Charitable Remainder Trust Jennifer & Woody Sherwood Tiffany & Hampton Shiver Debbie & Michael Snyder Tony & Mary Talbott Geraldine & David Warner Gary & DeeDee West Steve & Megan Wolf Reán Young Mike Zelkind & Jennifer Knight

Barbara K. Myers Ms. Valerie Newell & Mr. Timothy Smith Betsy & Peter Niehoff Carol & Robert Olson Mr. & Mrs. John T. Osterman Joseph A. & Susan E. Pichler Fund Mr. & Mrs. Edward G. Rosenthal Dr. & Mrs. G. James Sammarco Mr. Tom Schiff

Mary Lou Schmidt Dee Shaffer Mr. & Mrs. Russell Paxton Shelton Ms. Davette Shorter & Mr. Kenneth Holley Tom & Dee Stegman Andrea Georgopoulos-Straus Heather & Jonathan Theders Nydia C. Tranter John & Christine Willig

Sue & Ben Blaney Jacklyn Bryson Craig & Jennifer Buchholz

Lanthan & Louise Camblin Ms. Geraldine Chavez Ms. Cynthia Chua

$ 5 0, 0 0 0 - $9 9,9 9 9 Barbara & Larry Kellar

Rhonda & Larry A. Sheakley

$2 0, 0 0 0 - $ 49,9 9 9 James R. Bridgeland, Jr. Richard Antoine & Dorothy O’Brien Mr. & Mrs. Timothy Brown Trish & Rick Bryan

$10, 0 0 0 - $19,9 9 9 Flavia Bastos & Larry Huston Chris & Karen Bowman Ms. Mary Alice Burke Donald Beck & Lawrence E. Eynon M.D.

G rand J ete ($ 5, 0 0 0 - $9,9 9 9) Amy & Michael Bailes David & Jennifer Bastos Paul & Stephanie Betz David & Elaine Billmire Mr. & Mrs. John Boorn Deborah & Jody Brant Mr. & Mrs. Donald L. Calvin Nancy R. Clagett Dr. Smokey Clay & Mr. Chirs Southard Mr. & Mrs. Thomas G. Cody Ms. Jennifer Damiano The Rev. Noel Julnes-Dehner & Joe J. Dehner Buzz Dow & Connie Bergstein Dow Friend of Cincinnati Ballet

Mr. & Mrs. Timothy Fogarty Ms. Ingrid Handl & Mr. Walter Geiger J. Franklin & Suzanne Hall Michael & Joselyn Hall Bruce M. Halpryn & Chas W. Riebe Mrs.Robert Hasl Kenneth Heldman & Felicia Zakem Cynthia Henderson Mr. David C. Herriman Bridget & Brian Hoffman Ms. Hallie Johncox Chirs & Alex Keith Bradley & Renee Lemberg Mr. Craig F. Maier Peggy Ann Markstein & David Huber-

Pirouet te ($2, 5 0 0 - $ 4 ,9 9 9) Debbie Bittle Bernie & Mary Kay Calonge Wayne & Fran Carlisle Dr. Piotr Chomcynski & Judith Heiny Jennifer & Robert Conklin Mr. & Mrs. Christopher A. Dalambakis Mr. & Mrs. DeWitt Mr. & Mrs. John Doellman Joyce Elkus Dr. Jan Gallagher

Dr. Jessica Guarnaschelli & Mr. Brett Gumlaw John & Helen Habbert Dr. Kendall Hansen Dr. & Mrs. Robert E. Heidt Jr. Eddie & Theresa Hooker Doug & Kathleen Jenkins Hollie & Niles Kinerk Dr. Lynn & Dr. Daniel Langmeyer Mr. John H. Morgan

Ara bes q ue ($1, 0 0 0 - $2, 49 9) Ms. Mary Anne Anderson Anonymous Dan & Fran Bailey

Kate & Bill Baumann Mary Bergstein Merton & Joan Bernstein

Mr. and Mrs. David Coppage Mr. & Mrs. William H. Cordes Kate Costlow & John D’Amore Dr. Robin Cotton & Ms. Cynthia Fitton Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Crain Dr. Robert & Dr. Beverly Croskery Ed Deeley William & Kathy DeWitt John & Joanne Earls Dr. Sandra & Mr. Tom Eisele David & Kari Ellis George & Rebecca Faulk Arna & Bobby Fisher Mr. & Mrs. James R. Gardner Mr. & Mrs. Robert Gill Janice & Sidney Goldstein

Maureen Heekin Wendel & Patricia Hofmann Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Kazimi Kristen & Matthew Keys Mrs. Margaret Lafley Wayne & Chris Lippert Mr. & Mrs. Leon Lowenstein Joanie & Lou Lauch Terry & Louise Lingner Carter & Suzanne McNabb Mr. & Mrs. Rodger Miller Mr. Steven I. Monder Bradley & Jennifer Mottier Susan M. Murray Ms. Kathy O’Brien Ms. Alexandra Ollinger

John Pape Ms. Marnette Perry Robert & Marian Pitcairn Jennifer & Jake Ragland Mr. & Mrs. Eric Reister Gwen Robinson Michael A. Ruh, Jr., Esq. Carl & Audrey Sedacca Thomas & Nancy Shepherd Mrs. Shelly Sherman-Greene Leslie & Buck Shiels Ms. Iris Simpson-Bush - Flying Pig Marathon Mr. & Mrs. Andy Smith Ms. Elizabeth A. Snyder Erin & Shane Starkey

Tony & Katie Strike Bunny & Frank Szecskay Carol Talbot & John Battistone Mr. John U. Tan Mrs. Judith B. Titchener Ms. Amy Tobin Wendy Turner & Kim Pollack UBS Janet, William, & Jayde Ulrich Kief Christopher & Nancy Virgulak Richard Weiland Barbara & Bill Weyand Mr. Charlie Wright & Ms. Lora Ziniviev Mr. Glen Wright & Ms. Kathleen Venter

Ron Houck & David Nebel Lauren Hannan Hudson Theresa Hartmann Dr. and Mrs. Martin Haskell Ms. Camille Healy Ms. Minette Hoffheimer Linda R. Holthaus Mr. Nelson Horseman Ross & Nicole Hunter Mr. & Mrs. Frank Iden Mr. & Mrs. Jason Jurgensen Freund, Freeze, & Arnold, A Legal Professional Association Heidi Jark & Steven Kenat Bradley & Carole Kindem Mr. & Mrs. Tom Kinsworthy Betty Klinedinst Mr. & Mrs. Andrew Krott Ms. Carol Kruse Peter Laffoon & John Fowler Lynn & Daniel Langmeyer Mr. & Mrs. Don Larson Dr. John & Mrs. Marion Leibold

Dr. David Leonard Dr. Lynn Lin Christina March Lynn McCullough Jennifer & Russell McNair Ms. Patricia McKay Ms. Mary Lou Motl Edward & Carol Muench Stephen Myer Dr. Nan L. Oscherwitz Ms. Wendy Pelberg Brad & Elizabeth Pierce Sid & Sara Pomeroy Ms. Julia Poston Mr. William Powell Ms. Nancylee W. Preston Martha Ragland Ms. Jackie Reau Rick Robertson & Jim Conway Ms. Beth Robinson Rachel & Luke Robinson Donna Salyers’ Fabulous-Furs Mr. Shawn Scott & Mr. Neil Hoover

Valarie & Brent Sheppard Mrs. Gayle M. Sherman Jay Shifman Mr. & Mrs. Donald C. Siekmann Nancy Silverman Christina M. Sprecher Dr. Judy Stein Ms. Nancy M. Steman Wanda & Paul Stober Ms. Dionn Tron Dr. & Mrs. James S. Tweddell Mr. Cedric M. Vogel Dr. Susan Weinberg The Late Mrs. Phyllis Weston Jo Ann Wieghaus Mr. & Mrs. William Woods Mr. H. S. Wright III Mr. John Yacher Santa Ono & Gwendolyn Yip Mr. & Mrs. Allen Zaring Nora L. Zorich & Tom Filardo

Tend u ($ 5 0 0 - $9 9 9) Ken & Lois Allen Robert & Dulany Anning Ellen Skaggs & Charles Bender Marianna B. Bettman Frank & Rosemary Bloom Daniel & Sophia Cifuentes Mr. Michael Cioffi Haim & Emily Cohen Shelia Claire Cohen Karrie Crowther John & Michelle Curley Mr. & Mrs. Richard Damico Stephen & Cynthia DeHoff Mrs. Tina Ellis Risa & Stephen Feagins Ms. Nancy Finke Ashley & Barbara Ford Ms. Sherri Friedman Gloria I. Giannestras Bess Gordon Lynne Goslee Mr. & Mrs. Melvin Gravely Ham & Ellie Hamilton

Étoile M emb ers Ms. Jeannette Altenau Dr. Flavia Bastos Mrs. Mary Bergstein Ms. Amy Bixel Mrs. Ellen Bradley Mrs. Deborah Brant Ms. Heather Britt Mrs. Kelly Brown Mrs. Mary Kay Calonge Fran Carlisle Mrs. Nancy Clagett Mrs. Cathy Crain Mrs. Judy Dalambakis Mrs. Jennifer Damiano Lisa Damico Mrs. Amy DeWitt Cammy Dierking Connie Bergstein Dow Dr. Sandra Eisele Joyce Elkus Ms. Arna Fisher Mrs. Sarah Frank Fogarty

Mrs. Sue Friedlander Sherri Friedman Mrs. Kay Geiger Mrs. Lisi Bryan George Ms. Bess Gordon Mrs. Chandra Gravely Sheila Gray Mrs. Linda Greenberg Mrs. Joselyn Hall Ms. Camille Healy Emilee Heaton Ms. Cynthia Henderson Ms. Holly Hirt Ms. Minette Hoffheimer Mrs. Bridget Hoffman Linda R. Holthaus Mrs. Hallie Johncox Mrs. Margaret Johnson Rev. Noel Julnes-Dehner Mrs. Daphne Jurgensen Ms. Ellen Katz Mrs. Alecia Kintner

Mrs. Jennifer Knight-Zelkind Mrs. Betsy LaMacchia Dr. Lynn Langmeyer Mrs. Lynn P. Larson Mrs. Marion Leibold Ms. Karen F. Maier Ms. Peggy Ann Markstein Mrs. Madelynn Matlock Ms. Candace McGraw Mrs. Jill McGruder Ms. Catherine Miller Dr. Anu Mitra Ms. Mary Lou Motl Ms. Candace Novak Ms. Kathy O’Brien Sheila Obermeyer Ms. Alexandra Ollinger Mrs. Maria Papakirk Ms. Wendy Pelberg Ms. Marnette Perry Ms. Lori Poole Ms. Julia Poston

Martha Ragland Ms. Jackie Reau Ms. Beth Robinson Gwen Robinson Mrs. Sylvia Rombis Ms. Cheryl Rose Mrs. Dianne Rosenberg Mrs. Diane Rumpke Donna Salyers’ Fabulous-Furs Mrs. Keke Sansalone Mrs. Rosemary Schlachter Ms. Pamela F. Schmitt Ms. Renee Schuler Mrs. Vivian Schwab Mrs. Rhonda Sheakley Nancy Shepherd Mrs. Valarie Sheppard Mrs. Gayle M. Sherman Mrs. Jennifer Sherwood Mrs. Julie Shifman Mrs. Tiffany Shiver Ms. Davette Shorter

Mrs. Nancy Silverman Ms. Iris Simpson-Bush Mrs. Debbie Snyder Mrs. Christina M. Sprecher Mrs. Jennifer Stein Dr. Judy Stein Ms. Amy Tobin Ms. Dionn Tron Mrs. Kelly Vanasse Mrs. Nancy Virgulak Ms. Kelly Wathen Ms. Melissa Wideman Dr. Susan Weinberg Ms. Kathy Wilkinson Mrs. Ronna Willis Megan Wolf Ms. Rean Young Mrs. Anne Zaring

* As of July 31, 2016

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2015-2016 DONORS

2015-2016 BOARD MEMBERS

FOUNDATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Corporations, Foundations & Government

Otto M. Budig, Jr.

Lorrence T. Kellar

Pamela F. Schmitt

Dianne Dunkelman SECRETARY

Michael S. Bailes James A. Miller

Kelly Brown

George Wilkinson

Julie Richardson

Michael S. Bailes

Rosemary Schlacter

Flavia C. Bastos, Ph.D. Connie Bergstein Dow Paul Betz Amy Bixel Deborah S. Brant Fran Carlisle

Jennifer Damiano Joseph Dehner Jerry Ewers Sarah Frank Fogerty Walter Geiger Lisi Bryan George

Joselyn Hall Dr. Bruce Halpryn Ken Heldman Cynthia Henderson Bridget Hoffman Hallie Johncox

Margaret Johnson Jennifer Knight Zelkind Shree Kulkarni Peggy Markstein Megan McCarthy Wolf Larry McGruder

Lorrence T. Kellar Charles MacDonell Richardson McKinney

PRESIDENT

VICE PRESIDENT

Victoria Morgan Jack Rouse

Rhonda Sheakley Russell Shelton

Anu Mitra Alex Muñoz Candace Novak Jim Papakirk Thomas Quinn Sylvia Rombis

Keke Sansalone Rosemary Schlachter Pamela F. Schmitt, CFA Jennifer Sherwood Vivian Schwab Julie Shifman

Tiffany Shiver Davette Shorter Deborah Snyder Jennifer Stein Kelly Vanasse Reán Young

Thomas Neyer Carol Duane Olson Paul Ose

Michael Rozow James Sammarco Melody Sawyer Richardson

Kathleen Selker Rhonda Sheakley Russell Shelton

Shelly Sherman-Greene Theodore Schwartz Linda Smith

Kathryn Harsh Dr. Edmond Hooker Douglas Jenkins Lauren LaCerda Merten Beth Levy

Leon Loewenstein Madelynn Matlock Skip Merten Cordelia Millikin Cathy Nwankwo

Marilyn Osborn Morleen Rouse Diane Rumpke Tom Schiff Beth Snyder

Christina Sprecher Kitty Strauss Brett Stover Mary E. Talbott Heather Theders

Serena Tsuang M. Catherine Vernon Gary West Ronna Willis Barbara Weyand

Anna Coutts

Tracey Lynn Conrad Bryan Farrar Corrie Loeffler

Elise Meyer Matthew Selker Tiffany Shepard

Jason Snodgrass Kenneth Wright

TREASURER

TRUSTEES

$75 0, 0 0 0 and Above

CHAIR

$10 0, 0 0 0 - $749,9 9 9

VICE CHAIR

SECRETARY

TREASURER

PAST CHAIR

TRUSTEES EMERITUS Laura Brunner Trish Bryan Otto M. Budig, Jr.

$ 4 0, 0 0 0 - $9 9,9 9 9

Nancy Clagett William Cordes David C Herriman

SUSTAINING TRUSTEES Victoria Bauer Bernie Calonge Donald Calvin, CPA Shelia Claire Cohen David Cook

$2 0, 0 0 0 - $39,9 9 9

Judy Dalambakis T. Patrick Donnelly Sandra A. Eisele, MD, MBA Louis Fender

HONORARY TRUSTEES Craig F. Maier

Rhoda Mayerson

AT TITUDE ASSOCIATE BOARD Alex Fischer

Robert Hamberg

Kristen Fishbaugh

Christen Steimle

Lauren Solimine

Megan McGruder

CO-CHAIRMAN

$10, 0 0 0 - $19,9 9 9

CO-CHAIRMAN

The Hearst Foundation Inc.

The Stillson Foundation, Fifth Third Bank, Trustee

3CDC Bartlett & Company Burt’s Bees Charles Scott Riley III Foundation Chemed Foundation Children’s Hospital Medical Center Cincinnati Arts Association Cincinnati Dancewear

Johanna Bernstein Wilt

Dena D’Andrea

Grace Bowman

Suzette Boyer Webb DIRECTOR OF SECOND CO.

Heidelberg Distributing Company Hixson Architecture Engineering Interiors The Homan Foundation The Klosterman Baking Co. LawFormPro The Leblond Foundation of Makino The Linnemann Family Foundation Oliver Family Foundation

Summit Meats Target Thompson Hine Turnbull-Wahlert Construction, Inc. UBS Visceral Gallery YPO-WPO Cincinnati * As of July 31, 2016

GENERAL MANAGER

COMPANY MANAGER

Hanna Shaw Firstenberger

ASSISTANT TO THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR & BOARD LIAISON

Beth Snyder

Youngwon P. French

MandaLynn Griffith Madeleine Lovett Megan Miller Aurora Oluyemi Amber Thomas

PIANIST COORDINATOR

P&G International Transferees, Inc. August A. Rendigs, Jr. Foundation Riverpoint Capital Management, Inc. RUGiving2? Fund of the GCF Scripps Howard Foundation Daniel Squire, piano technician Ladislas & Vilma Segoe Family Foundation St. Rose Church

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Michael Chertock

REHEARSAL PIANIST/ ASSISTANT CONDUCTOR

Lewis & Marjorie Daniel Foundation Dewey’s Pizza Diana’s Dancewear Donna Salyers’ Fabulous-Furs Electronauts James M. Ewell Foundation Freund, Freeze & Arnold, A Legal Professional Association

CURRENT COMPANY STAFF DEVELOPMENT Sara Pomeroy

BALLET MASTER

$ 5 0 0 - $ 4 ,9 9 9

* August 1, 2015 - July 31, 2016

ADMINISTRATIVE Missie Santomo

Ogulcan Borova

William O. Purdy Jr Foundation Fund of the Greater Cincinnati Foundation

EVENTS CHAIR

ARTISTIC Carmon DeLeone

ASSOCIATE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR Crosset Family Fund of the Greater Cincinnati Foundation

CORPORATE OUTREACH

Scot t Altman

MUSIC DIRECTOR

$ 5, 0 0 0 - $9,9 9 9

SECRETARY

TREASURER

Victoria Morgan ARTISTIC DIRECTOR & CEO

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VICE CHAIRMAN

Dan Dorff Youngwon French Bradley Harris Ted Seaman PIANISTS

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT TO ARTISTIC DIRECTOR & CEO

FRONT DESK RECEPTIONISTS FINANCE SERVICES PROVIDED BY THE CINCINNATI SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA FINANCE DEPARTMENT

DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT

SALES & TICKETING Tom McLaughlin DIRECTOR OF SALES & TICKETING

FOUNDATION RELATIONS MANAGER

Alexandria Morton-Green

Islara Vazquez Leingang

MandaLynn Griffith Gwen Sims Louanna Wyatt

DONOR RELATIONS MANAGER

Emily Bauer

DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR

MARKETING Mariclare Hulbert

DIRECTOR OF MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS

Terry Honebrink

COMMUNITY RELATIONS & GROUP SALES MANAGER

Ashley Kruger

COMMUNICATIONS & MARKETING MANAGER

Katie Adelia Wagner GRAPHIC DESIGNER

Mark Roberts

DIGITAL MARKETING COORDINATOR

DATABASE COORDINATOR

PATRON SERVICES

EDUCATION & OUTREACH Julie Sunderland

DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION & OUTREACH

Kara Behling

EDUCATION COORDINATOR

Dr. Beverly Croskery EDUCATION ASSOCIATE

OTTO M. BUDIG ACADEMY Sarah Hairston

Diana Vandergriff-Adams

Zachary Grubbs

Carol Buckler

Dawn Kelly

Scott Berkley

DIRECTOR OF ACADEMY ACADEMY PRINCIPAL

ASSISTANT ACADEMY PRINCIPAL

Ginger Johnson

DIRECTOR OF ACADEMY OPERATIONS

WARDROBE MISTRESS

Laura Hofmann

ASSISTANT WARDROBE MISTRESS 2ND ASSISTANT WARDROBE MISTRESS MASTER CARPENTER

Michael Meuché

MASTER ELECTRICIAN

Rachael Fritsch

Kevin Barth

Kara Jones Louis

Kevin Eviston

PRODUCTION Kyle Lemoi

ATHLETIC TRAINERS

ACADEMY REGISTRAR ACADEMY ASSISTANT

DIRECTOR OF PRODUCTION

Melinda Dobson

PRODUCTION STAGE MANAGER

Carissa Gandenberger PRODUCTION ASSISTANT

PROPERTY MASTER ASSISTANT MASTER ELECTRICIAN

Jacqui Haas Kelly Jo Trimble

Courtesy of Mercy Health Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Backstage and Front of the House Employees are represented by the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (or I.A.T.S.E.).


2015-2016 FINANCIAL REPORT For the ninth consecutive season, Cincinnati Ballet ended the fiscal year with an operating surplus thanks to the generosity of the Greater Cincinnati community. Fiscal responsibility and careful stewardship of the support we receive are of the utmost importance to Cincinnati Ballet. Cincinnati Ballet’s operating budget for the 2015–2016 season was $7.4 million and total organizational expenses including capital and non–operating activities were $8.3 million. For every dollar the organization received, 80% was spent on the artistic initiatives, 16% went to administrative costs and 4% supported fundraising. Cincinnati Ballet strives to present the highest level of artistic excellence while maintaining world class administrative teams. Cincinnati Ballet continues to grow an endowment to provide great organizational stability. As of July 31, 2016 the endowment market value reached $11.5 million, 12% growth over the prior fiscal year. As Cincinnati Ballet looks toward the future, we embrace a strategic perspective that includes artistically vibrant ballet productions, a new home for the Ballet and continued sustainable growth of the endowment.

$11.5 12%

million

increase

EXPENDITURES Artistic

Administrative

Fundraising

** For complete audited financials, please contact Cincinnati Ballet at 513.621.5219.

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