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 ballet company and making a positive impact on Columbia ballet and art across the Southeast.

Sponsors for our Dracula props help make the annual production possible!

Did you know that ticket sales make up less than half of our annual operating budget? Donors like you help bridge this gap.

Support Columbia City Ballet
with a tax-deductible contribution today!

There are many ways to give:

The Barre Society

The Barre Society of Columbia City Ballet is here to pierce the veil between stage and audience by engaging young professionals. You can make can make a difference while enjoying special events, networking opportunities and more.

Opportunities include: Building your own season package

Building your own season package, access to private events, access to 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 

The female dancers of the Columbia City Ballet require $23,000 in shoes each season.  Like any athlete, they must have the proper equipment to perform without risk of injury. Lexington Medical Center matches each contribution to the Pointe Shoe Campaign dollar for dollar. Your donation is 100% tax deductible, and you will be listed in each Dancebill as a Pointe Shoe Contributor. Our representatives at the Patrons table can provide you with additional information about the Lexington Medical Center Matching Pointe Shoe Campaign.

The Annual Fund

These funds go directly to operating expenses of the Columbia City Ballet each year. This is also a great fund to remember when considering your end-of-year charitable contributions! Donations are 100% tax deductible, and each donor is listed in the Dancebill under Annual Fund Contributors. Ballet representatives at our Patrons table in the lobby will be happy to assist you with your Annual Fund contributions.


Dancers are the heart of the Columbia City Ballet. Our professional ballet dancers could not create memorable characters and performances without the benevolent individuals and corporations who support them. Your Adopt a Dancer contribution is 100% tax deductible. Your name will appear beneath your adopted dancer in each Dancebill and in the Adopt a Dancer brochure. Telephone our office or visit our Patron Table in the lobby for more information.

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Amazon Smile is a simple and automatic to support Columbia City Ballet every time you shop, and there’s no cost to you! When you shop at, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience at  As an added bonus, Amazon will donate a portion of your total purchase price to your favorite charitable organization – the Columbia City Ballet! Join Amazon Smile today!

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 Miss Columbia City Ballet

Miss Columbia City Ballet is a sponsorship program which raises money for the Columbia City Ballet’s Educational Outreach Series. Each child starring in Nutcracker ballet 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 various prizes 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.

Program Advertising

In today’s cluttered media environment, there is a creative way to reach an affluent, diverse customer base while supporting the arts at the same time. Advertising in Columbia City Ballet’s Dancebill allows you to do both. Year after year, advertisers reap tremendous benefits through advertising in the Columbia City Ballet Dancebill. Contact our Marketing Director, or visit the Patrons Table at a performance for more information.

For more info, contact 803.799.7605 or email us today.

2017-2018 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.


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.