South Carolina's Largest Performing Arts Company

Support Us

The continued success of Columbia City Ballet, our artistic programming, development of our dancers and extensive educational outreach program, is only possible with the continued generosity of our supporters. By making a gift to the Columbia City Ballet you will be investing in the future of our company and making a positive impact on the arts in our community and across the Southeast.

Become A Member

Ticket sales account for less than 50 percent of our annual budget each season.

Columbia City Ballet, like all non-profit arts organizations, is dependent upon additional support from individual patrons each year. These contributions ensure that our productions remain affordable for the community, reach the widest spectrum of individuals, and keep the highest artistic standard of excellence in ballet.

Donations of $100 or more receive recognition in our yearly program. Donate Here.

The Barre Society

The Barre Society of Columbia City Ballet is here to pierce the veil between stage and audience. Engaging young professionals is a key component of Columbia City Ballet’s mission. Get involved with the Barre Society and learn how you can make can make a difference while enjoying special events, networking opportunities and more.

Benefits of the Barre Society include: building your own season package, access to private events and a private lounge during performances, the chance to network with Columbia’s movers and shakers, the opportunity to help advance the state’s top arts organization and access to official Barre Society merchandise.

Pointe Shoe Campaign 

Did you know that dancers go through 18–25 pairs of pointe shoes per year?

That’s near $2000 per year, per dancer!

Columbia City Ballet is proud to have Lexington Medical Center as our Matching Sponsor for the Pointe Shoe Campaign again for the 2017–2018 Season! Lexington Medical Center pledges to match dollar for dollar your donation to our matching pointe shoe campaign.

Please help us keep our dancers safe and on Pointe by donating Here.


Columbia City Ballet is delighted to offer this exciting program that allows select patrons the opportunity for a rare and intimate interaction with life in the Company!

The Adopt-A-Dancer program will allow you to help with the costs of keeping professional dancers in the Company and community for the 2017-2018 season. Your money will directly benefit the dancer of your choice, as well as provide you with the chance to develop a personal relationship with one of Columbia’s finest dancers.

Amazon Smile

AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and shopping features as The difference is that when you shop on and select the Columbia City Ballet as your charitable organization, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the Columbia City Ballet with no extra cost to you.

Click Here to Shop Amazon Smile!

 Miss Columbia City Ballet

Miss Columbia City Ballet is a sponsorship program which raises money for the Columbia City Ballet’s Educational Outreach Series. The Educational Outreach Series has provided arts education to more than half a million South Carolina students since it began 27 years ago! Your support will allow even more children to be able to attend one of our Educational Outreach performances. Each child starring in Nutcracker this season has an opportunity to become Miss Columbia City Ballet by acquiring sponsorships from family members, friends, and local businesses. Your dancer will receive the prizes listed below, based on the highest sponsorship level achieved. The child raising the most money will win the coveted title of Miss Columbia City Ballet!

*All sponsors will be added to the Playbill* All contributions to the Columbia City Ballet, are fully tax deductible as we are a not for profit, 501(c)(3) organization.

Dancebill Advertising

Why you should advertise:

  • More than 50,000 dancebills (ballet programs) are distributed each season at an average of 18 performances
  • Each dancebill is read for an average of 20 minutes
  • Surveys have shown that 75% of ballet attendees keep their dancebills for a week or more.

Your business can reach 50,000 households for as little as $20 per performance!

Advertising in Columbia City Ballet’s full-color dancebill is a terrific buy for your advertising dollar, reaching an affluent, discriminating customer base. To learn how your business can advertise with Columbia’s most-attended performing arts organization, please contact us at 803.799.7605 or Email Us Today.

2016-2017 Corporate Sponsors

Columbia City Ballet relies heavily on the generosity of individuals and businesses to bring world-class ballet to Columbia and the southeast. If you or your company is interested in becoming a corporate partner with us, please click here to learn more about Corporate Sponsorship. Here


Donations for Charity Auctions are given throughout the year as the Columbia City Ballet strongly believes in supporting our fellow non-profit organizations! If you have a worthy cause and would like to apply for a donation at your event, please email with specifics about your event, including an official event/auction letter and your contact information. Please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery during the months of September through March.