Cocktails & Entertainment Commence at Six in the Evening

Black Tie Attire • Complimentary Valet Parking

Event Chairs
Sheri and Charlie Stinson
Co-Chairs
Betsy and Bryan Hendershot
2017 – 2018 FUNDING CIRCLE SPONSORS
MARY BARNES &
JIM AND MARY
BARNES FOUNDATION
BARNETT FAMILY
FOUNDATION
LOU AND CONNIE MILLER
CHARITABLE FOUNDATION
SHERI AND
CHARLIE STINSON
MOLLIE
WILLIFORD

live auction preview

Check back soon for a preview of this year’s auction items!

raffle

$25 for One Raffle Ticket | $100 for Five Raffle Tickets

Rhapsody in Gray

Buy a chance to win this hand-knotted large gray freshwater pearl necklace with a removable
druzy pendant and matching drop earrings. The accepts are made of sterling silver.

sponsorship levels

All patron levels should be paid in full by January 31, 2018 unless other arrangements are made.

event committee

Leadership Committee

Sheri and Charlie Stinson
Event Chairs

Betsy and Bryan
  Hendershot
Event Co-Chairs

Patron Committee

Mary Barnes

Dennis Cameron

Rosalie Childs

Charlotte Edmundson

Alison Eve

Lou Ann Gibson

Diana Voda Kever

Thomas Landrum

Ryan McDaniel

 

Charlotte Mindeman

Rebecca Pohlenz

Frauke Quiroga

Leigh Reaves

John Sawyer

Susan Thomas

Kathy West

Marydith and Paul Williams

Monica Williford

Advisory Committee

Billie and Howard Barnett

Leanne Helmerich

Suzanne and Jim Kneale

Betty Pirnat

Janet Selser and
  Robert Schaefer

Kayla and Scott Vaughn

Susie and Don Wellendorf

sponsors & patrons

Funding Circle Sponsors

Mary Barnes &
  Jim and Mary
  Barnes Foundation

Barnett Family
  Foundation

Lou and Connie Miller
  Charitable Foundation

Sheri and Charlie Stinson

Mollie Williford

Angelini First Dance Society Patrons

Anonymous

Courtyard by Marriott
  and Fairfield
  Inn & Suites*

Industrial Oils
  Unlimited, LLC*

George Kaiser
  Family Foundation

Bonnie Klein

Hannah and Joe Robson

SemGroup*

Sky Fitness & Wellbeing*

Susan and Bill Thomas

Susie and Don Wellendorf

Choreographer Patrons

Blue Sky Bank*

Betsy and
  Bryan Hendershot

David Hogan and
  June Patton

IBC Bank*

Suzanne and Jim Kneale

Frauke and Oscar
  Quiroga

Leigh and John Reaves

Kathy and Bob West

Principal Patrons

Mabrey Bank*

ONEOK*

Betty and Stephen Pirnat

Regent Bank & The
  Healthcare Private Bank*

Georgia and Ken Snoke

Roy "Skip" Teel

Soloist Patrons

Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  of Oklahoma*

Patricia Chernicky

HoganTaylor*

ONE Gas*

Valley National Bank*

Marydith and Paul Williams

WPX Energy*

Corps de Ballet Patrons

GlobalHealth*

Bank of Oklahoma

Ludi and John Beasley

Mary Wheeler and
  Spencer Brown

Cheryl and Larry Chambers

Charlotte and Wade
  Edmundson/Commerce Bank

KKT Architects

Genny and Kirby Lehman

Ruth K. Nelson and
  Thomas Murphy

Tracy and David Nonweiler

Patricia Savage

Janet Selser and
  Robert Schaefer

Melani and Tom Tate

John Sawyer and
  Jack Wallace




* Member of Tulsa Ballet Corporate Council

2017 Icons & Idols

about Tulsa Ballet

Tulsa Ballet…Then and Now

The story of Tulsa Ballet began in 1956. Husband and wife Roman Jasinski and Moscelyne Larkin, and musician Rosalie Talbott, founded Tulsa Ballet Theatre, blending classical dance with dramatic theatre. Internationally known dancers in the Ballet Russe tradition, Jasinski and Larkin set the tone for artistic excellence—a foundation that has been preserved and built upon for decades.

 

Today, Tulsa Ballet annually reaches more than 40,000 individuals across Oklahoma and employs a multi-cultural roster of dancers comprising of 27 highly-skilled professionals representing 10 different countries. Under the leadership of Artistic Director Marcello Angelini, Tulsa Ballet has reached new heights on the stage. Tulsa Ballet was the first arts organization in the state to be named an Oklahoma Cultural Ambassador and has brought unprecedented recognition to Tulsa and the State of Oklahoma by developing an artistic reputation marked by innovative works with international impact. Regarded as one of the top ballet companies in North America, Tulsa Ballet consistently brings the finest works in classical and contemporary dance to the Midwest region, giving audiences a unique opportunity to view world-class ballet in the heartland of America.


Tulsa Ballet in the Community

Tulsa Ballet believes that all individuals in our community deserve access to the arts, and we are committed to providing arts education and outreach through the Center for Dance Education (CDE). Since its inception in 2003, the CDE has quickly become recognized as the region’s leading ballet training facility with an annual enrollment of approximately 400 students. CDE reaches out to children and families from underserved communities through programs geared toward dance education, promotion, and appreciation, serving more than 6,000 individuals annually. Tulsa is just one of 11 cities nationally selected by The Kennedy Center, in Washington, D.C., to participate in the “Any Given Child” initiative. As part of “Any Given Child,” every 5th grader in Tulsa Public Schools will attend a performance of Backstage at the Ballet, featuring the artists of Tulsa Ballet II. Tulsa Ballet also works with more than 50 Tulsa-based social-service agencies to create Partners in Art (PIA) and Hope for the Holidays (HFH). Through those two programs more than 4,300 individuals attend a PIA or HFH performance for free.


Free Tulsa Ballet Events

In addition to outreach that focuses specifically on children and families with limited arts access, Tulsa Ballet also provides opportunities to experience the Ballet without the financial commitment of buying a ticket. This helps introduce new audience members and builds excitement for the ticketed events. Tulsa Ballet on the Green is a free performance at Guthrie Green in downtown Tulsa. The inaugural performance in 2016 was attended by more than 2,000 people, generating social media buzz and ticket sales for the following production. Tulsa Ballet’s newest event, Beyond the Curtain, is a lecture series that explores the themes of the season’s productions. In the fall, Beyond the Curtain focused on Creations in Studio K, which this year featured all-female choreographers. The lecture and panel discussion delved into the lack of female representation in creative roles in the ballet world and featured Huffington Post Senior Editor Chloe Angyal, Pointe Magazine Editor-in-Chief Amy Brandt, the three choreographers included in the production, and Tulsa Ballet’s Artistic Director, Marcello Angelini. The year’s other lecture events will feature Derek Deane, choreographer of Strictly Gershwin, and the May production, Signature Series, which includes works of historical and social significance. In September 2017, Tulsa Ballet hosted Brookside Block Party at the Ballet, a fun evening of live music, food trucks, craft beer, and local vendors. The event was a more casual opportunity to enjoy socializing with other audience members before a regular ticketed performance.


The Hardesty Center for Dance Education

Tulsa Ballet has launched a $25 million Integrated Campaign, the largest fundraising initiative in the history of the company. Funds raised from the Defining the Future Campaign will be used to broaden the reach of the Tulsa Ballet Center for Dance Education, build and create new productions, and increase the Tulsa Ballet endowment in order to provide for the long‐term sustainability of the organization.

 

In August 2016, Tulsa Ballet opened the doors to The Hardesty Center for Dance Education, located in Broken Arrow, just east of the intersection of Aspen Ave (145th) and New Orleans (101st). The Hardesty Center for Dance Education was possible as the result of a generous gift of 13.72 acres from the Hardesty Family Foundation and its founders, Roger and Donna Hardesty. The gift, valued at $4.185 million, is one of the largest gifts ever awarded by the Foundation. The facility was designed by Selser Schaefer Architects, and the structural and civil engineering was provided by Kinslow, Keith and Todd.

 

The 21,000-square-foot facility houses the Ann and Jack Graves Studios and the Anne and Henry Zarrow Foundation Performance Studio, which serves as a performance venue for ballet students and educational outreach programs, as well as a functioning dance studio. Tulsa Ballet II, the organization’s pre-professional ensemble, also offersperformances in the Zarrow Studio.

We look forward to seeing you at the 2018 Icons & Idols benefitting Tulsa Ballet! Please contact us with questions regarding this special evening.


Cindy Webb, Tulsa Ballet Director of Development
cindy.webb@tulsaballet.org918.392.5907
1212 East 45th Place South, Tulsa, OK 74105




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