Next Guild meeting: Saturday, May 4, 1:30-2:30
Wilmington Ballet is excited to be launching a Ballet Guild. The Ballet Guild will meet monthly, on Saturdays, in the studio. Meetings will occur on the first Saturday of the month. See the WB web calendar for future dates and times.
The mission of the Ballet Guild is to support the efforts of the artistic directors and faculty in making the experience of every dancer at WB an engaging and empowering one. We realize that our success in achieving this mission is dependent on strong family and community engagement.
Similar to a school PTA, the Ballet Guild will be open to dancers’ parents, family members, adult dancers, alumni and donors. Through volunteerism, Ballet Guild members will support a wide range of activities. Ballet Guild committees will be established for costuming, marketing, and social event planning. Some immediate areas of focus for the Ballet Guild will be planning a Halloween event for the dancers and coordinating the 2018 Nutcracker volunteers. The Ballet Guild will conduct purposeful fundraising to support program and events for the dancers at Wilmington Ballet.
In addition to volunteer work, the Ballet Guild will provide a communication channel between the parents, faculty, and board. The Ballet Guild representative will sit on the Board, in an ex-officio capacity, to provide feedback from the parents/adults to the voting members. For 2018-19 the Ballet Guild representative will be Carol Jacob. In future years the Ballet Guild membership will nominate the representative(s) to be approved by the Artistic Director.