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LEAP INTO THE NEW YEAR

LEAP INTO THE NEW YEAR

SAN FRANCISCO BALLET 2021 VIRTUAL BENEFIT

FEATURING AN 88TH SEASON OPENING GALA PERFORMANCE

Thursday, January 14, 2021

6 pm Event Start Time
7 pm Main Program + Performance and Dinner

Join the dancers of San Francisco Ballet for our first-ever virtual benefit featuring an 88th Season Opening Gala Performance—an entertaining evening hosted by Madison Keesler, SF Ballet Soloist, and curated by SF Ballet’s Artistic Director & Principal Choreographer Helgi Tomasson.

Tickets include a customized experience for you and your guests, featuring gourmet home-delivered dinners from McCalls Catering & Events, gifts, and wine; a performance on the main virtual stage featuring world premieres; a private virtual table for you and your guests with Company member drop-ins, a social wall where you can share photography with other benefit-goers; and more. Artistic Director and Principal level ticketholders will have the option to request an at-home, socially-distanced photo-op with Drew Altizer Photography. Artistic Director, Principal, and Soloist level ticketholders will also enjoy an exclusive showing of an additional ballet on a private virtual stage.

Proceeds from the Virtual Benefit will benefit a wide range of SF Ballet artistic initiatives, including new works, accessible digital content, scholarships for San Francisco Ballet School students, and community education programs for youth, families, and seniors.

There is approximately a twenty-mile radius from San Francisco Ballet on the meal deliveries and at-home photo-ops. We have options for guests who will be participating from more of a distance but would kindly ask you to inform the staff of these requests well in advance. After your reservation is confirmed, please let us know your guest names, meal delivery addresses (up to five per table), and email addresses (up to ten per table) for virtual event access by the RSVP deadline of December 31, 2020.

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Please contact Emma Lundberg at elundberg@sfballet.org if you have questions.

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR*

TABLE OF 10 • $25,000 ($23,750 tax deductible)
SOLD OUT

 This level includes up to ten unique invitations for you and your guests. The January 14 virtual event, curated by Artistic Director Helgi Tomasson, will feature a world premiere and other ballets in addition to an exclusive VIP performance for Artistic Director, Principal, and Soloist level purchasers only. Artistic Director level purchasers will be listed as a performance sponsor for one of these newly-captured pieces. At your private virtual table, you and your guests will enjoy an exclusive meet-and-greet with Tomasson and a Principal dancer. McCalls Catering will make up to five at-home-deliveries of dinners for two including a special gift, premium wines, and caviar for you and your guests. Purchasers will have the opportunity to schedule an at-home, socially distanced, outdoors, pre-event photo with Drew Altizer Photography and will receive digital and print recognition as an Artistic Director supporter in event materials.

*Limited quantity available.

PRINCIPAL

TABLE OF 10 • $15,000 ($13,750 tax deductible)

 This level includes up to ten unique invitations for you and your guests. The January 14 virtual event, curated by Artistic Director Helgi Tomasson, will feature a world premiere and other ballets in addition to an exclusive VIP performance for Artistic Director, Principal, and Soloist level purchasers only. At your private virtual table, you and your guests will enjoy an exclusive meet-and-greet with a Principal dancer. McCalls Catering will make up to five at-home-deliveries of dinners for two including a special gift, premium wines, and caviar for you and your guests. Purchasers will have the opportunity to schedule an at-home, socially distanced, outdoors, pre-event photo with Drew Altizer Photography and will receive digital and print recognition as a Principal supporter in event materials.

SOLOIST

TABLE OF 10 • $7,500 ($6,500 tax deductible)

 This level includes up to ten unique invitations for you and your guests. The January 14 virtual event, curated by Artistic Director Helgi Tomasson, will feature a world premiere and other ballets in addition to an exclusive VIP performance for Artistic Director, Principal, and Soloist level purchasers only. At your private virtual table, you and your guests will enjoy an exclusive meet-and-greet with a Soloist dancer. McCalls Catering will make up to five at-home-deliveries of dinners for two including a special gift and wines for you and your guests. Purchasers will receive digital and print recognition as a Soloist supporter in event materials.

CORPS DE BALLET

TABLE OF 10 • $5,000 ($4,000 tax deductible)

 This level includes up to ten unique invitations for you and your guests. The January 14 virtual event, curated by Artistic Director Helgi Tomasson, will feature a world premiere and other ballets. At your private virtual table, you and your guests will enjoy an exclusive meet-and-greet with a Corps de Ballet dancer. McCalls Catering will make up to five at-home-deliveries of dinners for two including a special gift and wines for your guests. Purchasers will receive digital and print recognition as a Corps de Ballet supporter in event materials.

PRODUCER PAIR

PACKAGE FOR 2 • $5,000 ($4,750 tax deductible) 

Includes up to two unique invitations for you and your guest to join the virtual event curated by Helgi Tomasson featuring world premieres on January 14, admission to a communal virtual table for you and your guest, a private meet-and-greet with a Principal dancer at the communal virtual table, one home-delivery of a dinner for two with a special gift, premium wines and caviar, access to an exclusive VIP performance during the virtual event, and digital and print recognition as a Producer supporter. 

A fully tax-deductible ticket with no goods or services at the Producer level is also available. Your fully tax-deductible contribution to Leap into the New Year will help underwrite production costs associated with the live capture of the virtual ballet world premieres.  

PRINCIPAL PAIR

PACKAGE FOR 2 • $3,000 ($2,750 tax deductible) 

Includes up to two unique invitations for you and your guest to join the virtual event curated by Helgi Tomasson featuring world premieres on January 14, admission to a communal virtual table for you and your guest, a private meet-and-greet with a Principal dancer at the communal virtual table, one home-delivery of a dinner for two with a special gift, premium wines and caviar, access to an exclusive VIP performance during the virtual event, and digital and print recognition as a Principal supporter. 

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All Virtual Benefit purchasers receive full technology and guest support from SF Ballet’s special events team leading up to and during the event, but guests are responsible for providing their own working hardware, wifi, and valid email address necessary for streaming the live event.

If you are the director of a foundation that is purchasing your tickets, using an IRA to pay for your tickets or plan on recommending a grant from a donor-advised fund, please visit Payment Guidelines for more information. Please note we kindly request payment for this event by January 14, 2021.