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LETTER FROM LEADERSHIP

Dear Cincinnati Ballet Supporters: The 2019-2020 Season was certainly a whirlwind, with both history-making accomplishments and unique challenges. First, we must thank all of you for your unwavering support of Cincinnati Ballet. Now, more than ever, our invested community is the driver of our mission to provide world-class dance to the region. Your generosity, patronage, and commitment are truly remarkable. This season marked a truly monumental moment in Cincinnati Ballet history – the groundbreaking of the new Cincinnati Ballet Margaret and Michael Valentine Center for Dance in Walnut Hills. The iconic building – slated to open in summer 2021 – will more than double the space of our current facility and meet the increased demand for our professional productions, as well as our Academy education and outreach programming. The company’s Artistic season will be remembered as one with great momentum and excitement. Even in our shortened season we welcomed 59,000 patrons resulting in $2.8 million in revenue. We began the 2019-2020 Season with The Kaplan New Works Series, the 16th year for the annual series of innovative contemporary ballet. New Works continued its commitment to both groundbreaking dance and championing female choreographers. The diverse repertoire featured works from a trio of female powerhouses – Heather Britt, Andrea Schermoly, and Sarah Van Patten. For a second consecutive year, Cincinnati Ballet company dancers presented world premieres that began in our annual Choreographer’s Workshop. Principal Dancer Melissa Gelfin, Soloist David Morse and Corps de Ballet Artist Taylor Carrasco each debuted wonderful and acclaimed pieces. In October, we took an epic trip down the yellow brick road with the Cincinnati premiere of choreographer Septime Webre’s The Wizard of Oz at the Aronoff Center for the Arts. The colorful production – which featured projection technology, flying effects, and puppetry – was a huge success, with 18,881 patrons sharing Dorothy’s journey to Oz, resulting in more than $850,000 in revenue. Our season continued to journey to magical lands with our 46th annual offering of The Nutcracker presented by Frisch’s Big Boy at Music Hall. No Cincinnati holiday would be complete without a visit to the Land of Sweets with Clara and her Nutcracker Prince. With 14 performances, the whimsical cast of characters entertained more than 28,000 people and grossed nearly $1.4 million.

In the spring, our commitment to the health and safety of our patrons, dancers and staff was paramount as the world reacted to the COVID-19 pandemic. While our productions of Director’s Cut, Bold Moves, and Family Series: Snow White were shifted due to stay-at-home orders, Cincinnati Ballet immediately moved into the virtual space, providing rich, engaging digital content on our social media platforms and website. #CBATHOME was a welcome treat for fans as we brought world-class dance directly to patrons in their own homes, with live classes, free ‘From the Archives’ productions, and behind-the scenes moments. We saw incredible growth on all our social platforms – with more than 51,000 Facebook fans and 12,000 Instagram and 11,000 Twitter followers. From May 2019 - May 2020, our website logged nearly 2.5 million unique views and our email subscribers grew to more than 62,000.

VICTORIA MORGAN The Sue & Bill Friedlander Artistic Director

This past year was record-breaking for the Otto M. Budig Academy. The Academy experienced a second year of unprecedented growth with 592 students in the Main and Children’s Divisions and 344 students in the Adult Division. The Academy also saw 21 students in its Professional Training Division, an elite-level program for students preparing for professional careers. The program continued to be a self-sustaining pipeline for talent in the company, with one student joining Cincinnati Ballet’s Second Company – CB2. The end of the season saw a special reason to celebrate – Second Company dancer Alyssa Manguiat, who began training at the Otto M. Budig Academy as a young child, was promoted to our Main Company. The spring demonstrated the nimbleness of our Academy as instructors and students quickly moved to the virtual space to complete the year’s training. With Facebook Live and Zoom classes, the Academy did not skip a beat. We were so impressed with our students’ determination and dedication. The Academy also moved swiftly to redesign summer offerings. With proper social distancing and safety protocols in place, Summer Intensive was a great success, with nearly 95% of classes being held in-person and the remainder of them online.

SCOTT ALTMAN President + CEO

Our Education & Community programs continued their commitment to providing free dance education to thousands of children through CincyDance! in in-school classes and residencies. Meantime, our Ballet Moves classes in partnership with Cincinnati Children’s made dance education accessible for students with unique abilities. This past season has been a moment in time we will never forget, a moment when we came together in true partnership for the future of Cincinnati Ballet. As we prepare to move into our amazing new Ballet Center next year, we can be sure the organization is strong. We are so grateful to be a part of this community and cannot wait to dance with you again. Thank you for your support.

T. QUINN Board Chair

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Front Cover: Sirui Liu & Edward Gonzalez Kay, Swan Lake, Choreography: Kirk Peterson, Photography: Hiromi Platt Page 2: Melissa Gelfin & Cervilio Miguel Amador, When I Still Needed You, Choreography; Heather Britt, Photography: Hiromi Platt

In February, our dancers wowed audiences to a spectacular display of classical ballet with the production of Kirk Peterson’s Swan Lake at Music Hall. Peterson’s challenging choreography paid homage to the original version, conceived by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov in 1895. The emotional story of tragic love was truly breathtaking with nearly 10,000 ballet fans in attendance.


TA B L E O F C O N T E N T S

1 Letter from Leadership 2 Table of Contents 3 Company Roster 8 2019-2020 Season 12 Tickets and Attendance 13 Cincinnati Ballet Second Company - CB2 14 Education & Community Programs 15 Otto M. Budig Academy 16 Academy Summer Programs 17 CB at Home 18 Annual Giving 20 Donors 25 Board of Trustees & Staff 26 Financial Report

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P R I NC I P AL S

CERVILIO MIGUEL AMADOR

MELISSA GELFIN

CAMAGÜEY, CUBA JOINED 2004

PHILADELPHIA, PA JOINED 2014

SIRUI LIU

SHANGHAI, CHINA JOINED 2011

EDWARD GONZALEZ KAY HAVANA, CUBA JOINED 2017

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MAIZYALET VELÁZQUEZ SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO JOINED 2007

Photography: Aaron M. Conway

F I R S T S O L O I ST S


DAVID MORSE

MARCUS ROMEO

MINORI SAKITA

JOSHUA STAYTON

CHARLOTTE, NC JOINED 2016

MARYLAND JOINED 2019

CARLISLE, PA JOINED 2017

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SOLOISTS

CINCINNATI, OH JOINED 2019

CORPS DE BALLET

ARCADIAN BROAD ORLANDO, FL JOINED 2019

TAYLOR CARRASCO ALBUQUERQUE, NM JOINED 2014

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KATHLEEN DAHLHOFF

JAQUELINE DAMICO AMADOR CARLISLE, PA JOINED 2008

WEST PALM BEACH, FL JOINED 2014

ABBEY GONZALEZ KAY

MATTHEW GRIFFIN

SAMANTHA GRIFFIN

SERENA HELENE HANAVAN

CHRISTINA LAFORGIA MORSE

MICHAEL MENGDEN

SAN FRANCISCO, CA JOINED 2017

FT. LAUDERDALE, FL JOINED 2014

CINCINNATI, OH JOINED 2015

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ELLENTON, FL JOINED 2017

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SUMMERVILLE, SC JOINED 2014

LUCA DE-POLI

WINSTON-SALEM, NC JOINED 2015

HOUSTON, TX JOINED 2016

Photography: Aaron M. Conway

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CO RP S D E B AL L ET (c o ntinu e d )


GREENWOOD, IN JOINED 2015

CHRISTIAN RENFORTH RICHMOND, VA JOINED 2017

BELLA URETA SEATTLE, WA JOINED 2017

N E W DA NCE RS

DANIEL BALDWIN ANDERSON, SC JOINED 2017

FLORRIE GELLER SAVANNAH, GA JOINED 2018

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SAMANTHA RIESTER

BLAKE KESSLER FLORIDA JOINED 2019

A PPRE NTICE

AMANDA VALENTINO ERIAL, NJ JOINED 2019

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MICHAEL ARMOND

AERON BUCHANON

KARA COVALESKI

THOMAS CURRAN

JACKSON FORT

CATHERINE LASAK

ALYSSA MANGUIAT

STERLING MANKA

JHAELIN MCQUAY

ISABELLE MORGAN

TAYLOR NICHOLS

AUBREE RECKER

ST. IGNACE, MI JOINED 2018

BRISTOL, RI JOINED 2018

MASON, OH JOINED 2018

GEORGETOWN, KY JOINED 2019

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WASHINGTON D.C. JOINED 2019

PLANO, TX JOINED 2019

INDIANA JOINED 2019

MICHIGAN JOINED 2019

LOS ANGELES, CA JOINED 2019

CRYSTAL LAKE, IL JOINED 2018

LOS ANGELES, CA JOINED 2019

CINCINNATI, OH JOINED 2019

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CB2


NEW WORKS Series SEPT 12-22, 2019

Clockwise Choreography: Melissa Gelfin Music: The Rocket Builder (lo Pan!) by Johann Johannsson As I Stare at Dust Choreography: David Morse Music: Cello Sonata No. 1 in E minor, Op. 38, I.Allegro non troppo by Johannes Brahms

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The Kaplan

When I Still Needed You Choreography: Heather Britt Music: Attestupan by Bobby Krlic, When I Still Needed You by Afro Celt Sound System, selections edited by Ian Forsgren Neat Choreography: Taylor Carrasco Music: I’ll Never Get Drunk No More by Frank Proffitt, Four Friends by Ghost Quartet, Didn’t Leave Nobody But The Baby by Alison Krauss, Emmylou Harris, Gillian Welch, No Sorrow Will Be There by Ola Belle Reed Skylight Choreography: Sarah Van Patten Music: Original composition by Alton San Giovanni Swivet Choreography: Andrea Schermoly Music: Honeyed Words by Anna Meredith, Orca by Anna Meredith, 20:17 by Olafur Arnolds, Nils Frahm

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WIZARD OCT 25-NOV 3, 2019

OZ

Choreography: Septime Webre Music: Matthew Pierce


NUTCRACKER

DEC 19-29, 2019

presented by

Choreography: Victoria Morgan Music: Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

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59,472

Total Performances

Audience Members

TICKETS BY CATEGORY 8%

$2,805,080

$850,347

Ticket Revenue

The Wizard of Oz Sales

REVENUE BY PRODUCTION

9%

30%

14%

4%

5%

16%

64%

Subscription Tickets Group Tickets

Single Tickets Complimentary Tickets

50%

The Kaplan New Works Series The Nutcracker

T I C K E T S A N D AT T E N D E N C E

BY THE NUMBERS

The Wizard of Oz Swan Lake

Student Matinee Tickets

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C I N C I N N AT I B A L L E T S ECO N D CO M PA N Y–C B 2

CB2, directed by Suzette Boyer Webb, is a group of talented, pre-professional dancers who come from across the country study at Cincinnati Ballet and perform alongside Cincinnati Ballet’s company dancers. With a focus on engaging audiences of all ages, CB2 dancers reach over 20,000 students and community members annually and serve as the education outreach ambassadors for Cincinnati Ballet.

56,000+

Audience members impacted by Cincinnati Ballet Second Company

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30+

Performances including The Wizard of Oz, The Nutcracker, Swan Lake, Green Acres, Intimate Evening, SCPA Gala, A Night of Celebration in Honor of Dr. John and Susan Tew and more

CB2 dancer promoted to Main Company

1

Professional Training Division students promoted to CB2

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Dancers in CB2

1

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1,990

Students across 40 schools served through CincyDance!

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CincyDance! scholarship students in the Otto M. Budig Academy

60

Students served in Ballet Moves

10

Schools participated in the Grow Up Great Pre-K Workshops

667

Patrons attended the Sensory Friendly Performance of the Wizard of Oz

1,000+

Students and patrons served through In-Steps and community performances

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E D U C AT I O N & C O M M U N I T Y P R O G R A M S

BY THE NUMBERS

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O T T O M . B U D I G A C A D E MY

BY THE NUMBERS

613

Students served through our Main, Children’s & Professional Training Division programs

$999,115 In gross revenue

$127,764

In Scholarships Awarded

344

Adult Division students

55

Students awared scholarships

103

Courses offered for students ages 2-92

74

Cities represented by the student body across the tri-state region

3

Cincinnati Ballet productions featuring Academy & PTD students: The Wizard of Oz, The Nutcracker, Swan Lake

78

Participants in our First Class Free campaign

I T E M S O F N OT E > The Academy Parents Association hosted its second annual Academy Open House with over 230 people in attendance. The event provided free classes, performances, and workshops to families throughout the greater Cincinnati area. > The Academy’s second Winter Dance Camp was a huge success bringing 24 new families to the Academy.

S T U D E N T A N D A L U M N I S P OT L I G H T: > Academy Alumnae, Alyssa Manguiat, received a contract to join Cincinnati Ballet’s Main Company. > Professional Training Division student, Erin Blair, received a contract to join Cincinnati Ballet’s Second Company. > Soren Campagna was invited to join Boston Ballet School’s Professional Division and Lydia Moore was invited to join Sarasota Ballet’s Trainee Program.

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> Three Main Division students received top honors at the YAGP Pittsburgh regional competition - Alexandra Yetter (OMBA ’25) placed second in the Junior Classical category, Soren Campagna (OMBA ’23) placed second in the Senior Men’s category, and Salomé Tregre (OMBA ’22) placed third in the Senior Classical category. Soren was also invited to compete in the New York finals.

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Unique summer programs for students ages 8-25

7

Weeks of intensive summer training

$239,865

163

Gross revenue

Students served

$42,837

19

In student scholarships

City national audition tour

659

Auditioning students for Summer, Collegiate & Youth Summer Intensives

Q U OT E S

SUMMER INENSIVE

BY THE NUMBERS

> “Thank you, Cincinnati Ballet, for keeping us safe during our summer intensive! Your program was comprehensive, beautifully executed, I made great new friends, and enjoyed catching up with my classmates. It was great to get back in the studio! Thank you so much!” – Student > “Absolutely incredible! The safety and faculty care combined with the artistry and expertise was the best summer intensive regardless of all the constant changes in our world.” – Parent > “So impressed and grateful at all the creativity and hard work that went into providing such a fantastic program to enrich and grow these young dancers! Well done Cincinnati Ballet Academy!” – Parent > “A job well done! We have been so impressed with the attention given to keeping dancers safe while learning and dancing. Our family is grateful for everything CB has done to make this possible. Thank you!” – Parent

I T E M S O F N OT E > Four Summer Intensive students have accepted invitations to join the 2020-2021 Professional Training Division class. > Summer Intensive guest faculty featured major figures in the world of dance including Jennifer Archibald, Paul Boos, Jose Carayol, Jennifer Golonka, and Sarah Wroth. > Summer Intensive guest faculty featured major figures in the world of dance including Amy Seiwert, Carla Korbes, Paul Boos, Jose Carayol, Lauren Fadeley, Francis Veyette, Kirk Peterson and Sabir Yapparov.

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C B AT H O M E

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Cincinnati Ballet immediately moved into the virtual space, providing free, engaging digital content to its social media platforms and website. Cincinnati Ballet reimagined its work and launched the new initiative CB AT HOME. This allowed patrons to enjoy world-class dance in new ways, including: > Instagram takeovers with Cincinnati Ballet dancers including #TakeoverTuesday’s with Principal Dancer Melissa Gelfin > Weekly live streaming of Company Class on Zoom > Adult Fitness Classes 5 days a week on Facebook Live > Streaming of past performances “From the Archives” each Thursday and Saturday

BY THE NUMBERS

51,000+

11,000

12,000

2.5M

Facebook fans

Instagram Followers

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Twitter Followers

Unique website views

23%

Website views were visiting CB at Home

62,000+ Email subscribers


$4,038,693

Total amount of corporate, foundation, and individual giving

$287,579

Total amount of In-Kind Giving

A N N UA L G I V I N G

BY THE NUMBERS

(TOTAL PHILANTHROPY & ANNUAL GIVING)

NUTCRACKER LUNCHEON

• Our annual Nutcracker celebration filled the Music Hall Ballroom with plenty of sugar and dance for kids of all ages. • DECEMBER 21, 2019 at Music Hall Ballroom • CHAIRS: Daphne Jurgensen & Rhonda Sheakley

AN INTIMATE EVENING IN EMERALD CITY

• Cincinnati Ballet’s closest friends and family celebrated our production of The Wizard of Oz with an elegant evening of dinner and dancing • OCTOBER 3, 2019 at The View at Mt. Adams • CHAIRS: Sarah & Tim Fogarty and Jodi M. Geiser & Jim Miller, III

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A N N UA L G I V I N G CBYP

Cincinnati Ballet Young Professionals (CBYP) is a vibrant group of young professionals (21-40 years old) who share a passion and appreciation for Cincinnati Ballet. CBYP is more than just a network. It’s world-class way to engage, support, and advance the art of Cincinnati Ballet.

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• Étoile is an exclusive group of women who share a passion for dance, philanthropy, and their community and who also support a female choreographer through their membership donation • 74 members strong and hosted 4 in-person events and 2 virtual events in the 2019-2020 Season • COMMITTEE: Kathryn Harsh, Daphne Jurgensen, Deborah Livingston, Lisa Sampson, Christina M. Sprecher, Katrina Trimble, Judy Dalambakis, Diane Rumpke

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Larry A. & Rhonda Sheakley

Margaret & Michael Valentine

FOUNDERS CIRCLE ($50,000+) Gloria Giannestras

Lynn & Brian Good

Kitty & Dick Rosenthal

DIRECTORS CIRCLE ($25,000-$49,999) Trish & Rick Bryan Lois & Philip Cohen

Loretta Motz Cook & David Cook Sue & Bill Friedlander

Dianne & J. David Rosenberg Fund of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation

Dianne Dunkelman & Peter Schwartz

Christy & Terry Horan Karen F. Maier

Martha & Nick Ragland

Lauren & Jimmy Miller Barbara K. Myers Maria & Jim Papakirk Moe & Jack Rouse Jen & John Stein

Keke & Tony Sansalone John Webb & Suzette Boyer Webb

Jennifer & M. Vito Damiano Kelly M. Dehan Noel Julnes-Dehner & Joe Dehner Connie & Buzz Dow Nancy Finke Kristin & Chris Fishbaugh Arna & Bobby Fisher Paul & Michelle Frodge Carole Giuliani Lauren Hannan Hudson Mrs. Robert Hasl Kenneth Heldman & Felicia Zakem Cynthia E. Henderson

Anne R. Ilyinsky Daphne & Jason Jurgensen Barbara & Larry Kellar The Kereiakes Family Levinson Estate Anne & Craig F. Maier Debby & Jim Mason Madelynn & Raymond Matlock Christa & Mark McAndrew Emerson & Mitzie Moser Sara & Alex Muñoz Alexa and Jack Oliver Alexandra H. & Cole Ollinger

Halle & T. Quinn Mary Ryland Tom Schiff Marilyn J. Scripps Susan & Russell Shelton Julie & Steven Shifman John F. Steele, Sr. Lisa & Joel Stone Susan & John Tew Gary & DeeDee West Faith C. Whittaker, Partner with Dinsmore & Shohl Megan McCarthy & Steve Wolf

Jennifer & Robert Conklin Paula & William Cordes Cindy Crilley Ms. Susan Domonkos Arielle M. Goldberg Suzanne & Frank Hall Anne Heldman Becky Hogya

Theresa & Eddie Hooker Karen & William McKim Kathy O’Brien Carol & Bob Olson Joseph A. & Susan E. Pichler Fund of GCF Kim Pollock & Wendy Turner

Reick-Mitrisin Family / Murrplastik Systems Lorraine & Jerry Schlagheck Dr. Michael & Mrs. Debbie Snyder John U. Tan Barbara Weyand Christine & John Willig

Amy Heisel & Joe Carolin Cynthia Chua Nancy R. Clagett Lisa & Richard Damico Maureen & John Doellman Martha Mehl Dornette Pamela & Robert Edmiston

Anne Vertuca & Lou George Frances & Craig Lindner Nami & Manabu Hashimoto Lewis & Marjorie Margaret & Edmund Hess Daniel Foundation Kathleen & Doug Jenkins In Honor of Carole & Brad Kindem Michael Mackzum Fund of The Greater by Jace Stadler & Cincinnati Foundation Anthony Mackzum

ARTISTIC CIRCLE ($15,000-24,999) Donald Beck & Dr. Lawrence Eynon

Peter Laffoon & John Fowler

INDIVIDUAL DONORS

LEADERSHIP CIRCLE ($100,000+)

CHOREOGRAPHERS CIRCLE ($10,000-$14,999) Sarah Frank Fogarty & Timothy Fogarty Jerry Ewers & Brian L. Tiffany Linda & Gary Greenberg

Cynthia E. Henderson Betsy & John LaMacchia Lynn & Daniel Langmeyer Jodi M. Geiser & Jim Miller, III

PRINCIPAL ($5,000-$9,999) Anonymous Amy & Michael Bailes Amy Bixel Sue & Ben Blaney Mary Ann & John Boorn Deborah & Jody Brant Sarah & Christopher Brown Kelly & Tim Brown and Family Fran & Wayne Carlisle Dr. Smokey Clay & Mr. Chris Southard Paula & Marc Comisar Cindy & Bob Conway Judy & Chris Dalambakis

SOLOIST ($2,500-$4,999) Anonymous in Memory of Blanche Frisch Maier Elizabeth Barber, in honor of Travis Maier Amy Barhorst Elaine & David Billmire Daniel Cifuentes Renee Combs

CORPS ($1,500-$2,499) Anonymous Kate & Bill Baumann Marianna Bettman Ruth Bley Bob & Jane Bohinski Jacklyn Bryson Lanthan & Louise Camblin

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INDIVIDUAL DONORS


Tom & Margaret Osterman Foundation Fund of the GCF Diane & William J. Rumpke, Jr. Mr. Neil Hoover & Mr. Shawn Scott

Justin & Lisa Shafer Dee Shaffer Dee & Tom Stegman Daniel P. Truxillo Barbara Turner Christopher & Nancy Virgulak

Tamara Weik Judy & Joe Williams Ronna & Dr. James B. Willis Dr. Karen Zaugg, Ph.D.

Dr. Robin Cotton & Cynthia Fitton Dr. Robert & Dr. Beverly Croskery Cynthia & Stephen DeHoff Shirley Duff Michele Finch Barbara & Ashley Ford Melinda Gardner Lori & Sean George Ralph P. Ginocchio Mr. Clifford Goosmann & Ms. Andrea Wilson Barbara & Dr. Jack Hahn Catherine Hamilton Maureen Heekin Rob & Genita Heidenreich Jennifer Herzog Tracy & Nicholas Hodge

Katherine Oliver Jarnigo Marcy & Mark Kanter Heidi Jark & Steven Kenat Kristina and Rick Klein Meg & Chris Kohnen Susan Krott Joanie & Lou Lauch Christine & Rick Lefever Drs. Lynn & Lizbie Lin Becky & Thomas Long The Sophia C. McAllister Fund of Vanguard Charitable Anu & Shekhar Mitra Mr. & Mrs. Scott Muhlhauser John Pape Penny & Stephen Pomeranz Sid & Sara Pomeroy Marilyn & Paul Porcino

Ellen Rieveschl Nancy & Edward G. Rosenthal Robert & Pam Sibcy Linda Siekmann Susan & David Smith Carol Talbot Nydia C. Tranter Mike Veith John & Tiffany Whitcomb Charlie Wright & Lora Zinoviev Glen Wright Donor Advised Fund of the Greater Cincinnati Foundation Christine Yeaggy Tonya and Jeff Yetter

William J. Gracie & Daniel Fairbanks Bill & Christy Griesser James Gronefeld Ham & Ellie Hamilton Hansen Family Charitable Fund Valerie & Dr. Martin Haskell Ms. Minette Hoffheimer Jane Hopson Susan & Kristopher Hull Doris Holzheimer & Gordon Hullar Beth Hutchison Sarah & Steven Jent Steven & Esther Johnson Gayle & Donald Jones Moya M. Jones Linda & James Jurgensen Amy & David Kahn in Memory of Peggy Kahn Tanya Cornejo & Aaron Kellenberger Katherine D. Kinsworthy Katie & Cameron Kitchin Mary Ann & Jeff Knoop Carol L. Kruse Susan & Richard Lauf Kyle Lemoi Deborah Livingston

Phil & Laura Lucas Jodi Magee Louise & Steven Mason Nicole & Tom Massey Linda & Sean McCrary Janet McDaniel Karen McLaughlin Raymond McNeil & Kathleen Compton Jeff & Lori Miller Michael Miller Susan Brenner & Steven Mombach Steven I. Monder Jackie & Jeff Montgomery Thomas Obermaier Katherine & Benjamin Ohlander Alice Palmer Bronwyn Park Barbara & Jeff Persons Julia W. & Daniel Poston Irene & Daniel Randolph Family Yvonne Reissig Brian Rhame Rachel & Luke Robinson Kathy & Josh Sands Janet Sarran Barbara Seiver

Sonia & Ranjit Sharma Ari Shifman Nancy Silverman Susan & Chip Skidmore Laura Hopson & Jeff Smith Elizabeth A. Snyder Paul H. Spitz Christina M. Sprecher Erin & J. Shane Starkey Elena Stein Kristine & Gregory Sturgeon Jennifer Thompson Delayne & Ben Thornburg Katrina Trimble Kelly & Guy Vanasse Sara M. & Michelle Vance Waddell Roger & Jennie Wade Ron & Ginger Warner Wynn & Jerry White Jo Ann Wieghaus Carol & William Woods John Yacher Aziza & Vladimir Yun Jennifer Knight Zelkind Marcy & Bob Ziek Michelle & Nick Ziegler

ARABESQUE ($1,000-$1,499) Lisa & Scott Altman Mr. Robert Amott & Ms. Janice Flanagan Tim & Mary Anne Anderson Dr. Sarah Corathers & Mr. James Anthony William Aronstein Bernard & Pamela Barbash Family Foundation Eileen W. Barrett Chris Bergman & Stacey Devlin Tanu M. Bhati Laura and James Blair Edwin Brott Chris & Jessica Cicchinelli Ken Cohen Kristin & David Coppage

INDIVIDUAL DONORS

David Martin Larry & Jill McGruder John & Lorna Mulhauser Susan Murray

TENDU ($500-$999) Anonymous Anonymous Lois & Ken Allen Diane Altmix Elizabeth & Mark Anderson Kris Attema Lauren Beckert Cheryl & David Bernstein Gifford Blaylock & Anne Reed Evelyn Joseph & William Borek Breanne R. Bovara Stephanie & Michael Brough Otto M. Budig Joan & Ken Campbell Sheila C. Cohen Susan Cranley Bobbi & Aaron Crary Julie Crozier Dr. Michael Curran & Dr. Manisha Patel Kelly & Brian Daley Kate Costlow & John D’Amore Mark & Louis Dauner Meagen Springer Deck & Bob Deck June Endicott Risa & Stephen Feagins Debbie & Tom Flanagan Christopher & Mary French Mary & James R. Gardner

Thank you to the donors whose gifts we received by July 31, 2020. The above donor pages represents the information available at time of print. For a full listing of donors to Cincinnati Ballet please visit cballet.org. If you find that you were listed incorrectly or we did not recognize you appropriately we apologize and wish to include you in future publications. Please contact our Development Coordinator, Courtney Hatter at chatter@cballet.org or 513-562-1117.

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BUSINESS CIRCLE

$100,000+

$25,000-$74,999

$10,000-$24,999

$5,000-$9,999

$1,500-$4,999 Funky’s Catering

Huntington Bank

Murrplastik Systems Inc

Taft Stettinius and Hollister LLP

Yellow Canary Floral and Event Design

Copper Creek Homes

Diana’s Dancewear

Hixson Architecture

Engineering Interiors

$500-$1,499 Boomtown Biscuits & Whiskey

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$50,000-$99,999

The Kaplan Foundation

$15,000-$49,999

The Linnemann Family Foundation

The Daniel & Susan Pfau Foundation

Joni Herschede Fund of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation

Peter T. Joseph Foundation

Wohlgemuth Herschede Foundation

$5,000-$14,999 Crosset Family Foundation

Mueller Family Foundation

Duke Engergy Foundation

Oliver Family Foundation

$500-$4,999 The Andrew Jergens Foundation

Charles Scott Riley III Foundation

Cincinnati Financial Corporation

FOUNDATION, GOVERNMENT, & INSTITUTIONAL DONORS

$100,000+

The Warrington Foundation

Thank you to the donors whose gifts we received by July 31, 2020. The above donor pages represent the information available at the time of print. If you find that you are listed incorrectly or we did not recognize you appropriately, we apologize and wish to include you in future publications. Please contact our Development Coordinator, Courtney Hatter, at chatter@cballet.org or 513-562-1117.

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Jeanette Altenau Michael Bailes Amy Bixel Christopher Brown Fran Carlisle David Cook Judy Dalambakis Jennifer Damiano

Deborah Brant Chair T. Quinn Vice Chair Keke Sansalone Secretary Joel Stone Treasurer

S U S TA I N I N G T R U S T E E S

Bernie Calonge Sheila Claire Cohen Sandra A. Eisele, MD, MBA Joselyn Hall Bruce Halpryn Kathryn Harsh

Dr. Edmond Hooker Beth Levy Leon Loewenstein Madelynn Matlock Larry McGruder Skip Merten Cathy Nwankwo

TRUSTEES EMERITUS

Kelly Brown Laura Brunner Trish Bryan Otto M. Budig, Jr.

Nancy Clagett William Cordes Shelly Sherman Greene Lorrence Kellar

Ken Heldman Cynthia E. Henderson Lydia Jacobs-Horton Daphne Jurgensen Peter Laffoon Mark McAndrew Megan McCarthy Katy Moeggenberg

Emerson Moser Alex Muñoz Alexandra Ollinger, CFP Jim Papakirk Sunny Parr Martha Ragland Deborah Snyder*

Marilyn Osborn Julie Richardson Morleen Rouse Diane Rumpke Tom Schiff Beth Snyder Christina Sprecher

Brett Stover Kitty Strauss Rosenthal Mary Talbott Heather Theders Pamela F. Thompson, CFA Serena Tsuang

Kelly Vanasse M. Catherine Vernon Gary West Barbara Weyand

Charles MacDonnell Richardson McKinney Tom Neyer Carol Duane Olson

Paul Ose Melody Sawyer Richardson Michael Rozow

James Sammarco Kathleen Selker Rhonda Sheakley Russell Shelton

Julie Shifman Linda Smith Ronna Willis

Scott Altman Michael Bailes Deborah Brant Kelly Brown

Joe Carolin** James A. Miller Robert A. Pitcairn, Jr. Jack Rouse

Rhonda Sheakley Russell Shelton Joel Stone

Sarah Hairston Berkley Academy Director Zack Grubbs Academy Principal Dawn Kelly Assistant Academy Principal Maura Korn Student Services Manager Kara Louis Youth Programs Manager Elizabeth Metz Academy Registrar Jacqueline Damico Amador Donna Anderle Taylor Carrasco Rosa Compostella Gema Diaz Isabele Elefson Florrie Geller Donna Grisez Jessica Harris Sasha Hart Julius Jenkins Lauren Lassila Ka-Ron Brown Lehman Debbie Messmer Lizzy Moeller Caroline Montgomery Christina LaForgia Morse David Morse Patricia Pille Kate Stark Claire Wyatt Academy Faculty

EDUCATION Carolyn Guido Clifford Director of Education & Community Engagement Dr. Beverly Croskery Education Associate Jeri Gatch Donna Grisez Renee McCafferty Educators

Danny Schultz Property Master Jonathan Chevalier Assistant Carpenter Derek Lee Assistant Electrician

*Leave of Absence

HONORARY TRUSTEES

Craig F. Maier

Rhoda Mayerson

F O U N DAT I O N B OA R D O F D I R E C TO R S

Otto M. Budig, Jr. President Lorrence Kellar Vice President

Pamela F. Thompson, CFA Treasurer

Dianne Dunkelman Secretary

C U R R E N T S TA F F

Scott Altman President + CEO Victoria Morgan The Sue & Bill Friedlander Artistic Director

Dena D’Andrea Company Manager MandaLynn Moore Office Coordinator Jess Broering Front Desk Receptionist Gene Waldron Security

Angelika Bonyhati- Kovacs James Hart Phillip Roberts Pianists Ingrid Fridenmaker Parent Coordinator ADMINISTRATION MARKETING + + FINANCE PATRON SERVICES Joe Carolin Tom McLaughlin Vice President DEVELOPMENT Vice President of of Finance + CFO Sara Pomeroy Marketing + Patron Missie Santomo Vice President of Engagement Vice President Philanthropy Nicole Doll of Business Sarah Templeton Wilson Director of Administration + Associate Director Operations Communications & of Development Public Relations Tiffany Whitcomb Courtney Hatter Vice President of Lauren Moore Development Human Resources Patron Engagement Coordinator Manager Tom Parrish Director of Information ARTISTIC Dan Wood Carmon DeLeone Technology Videographer Music Director Mary French Katie Daly Suzette Boyer Webb Associate Director of Graphic Designer Director of Second Data Services Louanna Wyatt Company Rachel Hinger Patron Engagement Oğulcan Borova Associate Director of Supervisor Ballet Master Events Christina Meadows Dale Shields Gwen Sims Stacey Rich, CPA Ballet Master Pam Taylor Staff Accountant Michael Chertock Patron Engagement Tyler Parker Rehearsal Pianist/ Officers Executive Assistant to Assistant Conductor the President +CEO OTTO M. BUDIG Youngwon French ACADEMY Ramsey Houston Pianist Coordinator Ginger Johnson Executive Assistant to Vice President of the Artistic Director Academy + Education

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Jennifer Stein Faith Whittaker

Joseph Dehner Connie Bergstein Dow Jerry Ewers Kristin Fishbaugh Sarah Frank Fogarty Paul Frodge Jodi Geiser Linda Greenberg

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PRODUCTION Kyle Lemoi Director of Production Melinda Dobson Production Stage Manager Carissa Gandenberger Stage Manager Noelle Wedig Wardrobe Supervisor Laura Hofmann First Wardrobe Assistant Jackie Andrews Second Wardrobe Assistant James Geier Wig Master + Makeup Artist Scott Berkley Master Carpenter Michael Meuché Master Electrician

**Ex Officio

ATHLETIC TRAINERS Jacqui Haas Kelly Jo Rodrigo Carolyn Meder Courtesy of Mercy Health Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

Page 26: Sirui Liu with Cincinnati Ballet Dancers, The Wizard of Oz, Choreography: Septime Webre, Photography: Hiromi Platt Back Cover: Maizyalet Velázquez, The Wizard of Oz, Choreography: Septime Webre, Photography: Hiromi Platt

B O A R D O F T R U S T E E S & S TA F F

2019 - 2020 T R U S T E E S


FINANCIAL REPORT For the thirteenth 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 the Cincinnati Ballet. Cincinnati Ballet’s operating income for the 2019-2020 Season was $9.3 million, and total organization expenses including capital and non-operating activities were $10.0M. For every dollar the organization received, 71% was spent on artistic initiatives, 24% to administrative costs, and 5% 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 organizational stability. As of July 31, 2020, the endowment market value was $12.6M. During the 2019-2020 Season the endowment contributed $2.5M towards the new home for the Ballet. As Cincinnati Ballet looks toward the future, we embrace a strategic perspective that includes artistically vibrant ballet productions and continued sustainable growth of the endowment.

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