Ballet Austin



at 6pm in the evening
JW Marriott Austin

This above all:
To thine own self be trueHamlet

An esteemed brand in its own right, Ballet Austin’s Fête, named one of Austin’s “Best Black Tie Events” year after year, has become one of the most anticipated fundraiser galas in Austin, synonymous with elegance, excitement and innovation.

Each fall, Ballet Austin opens both our performance season and the Austin gala season with Fête, where Austin’s most notorious and respected business leaders, social royalty and arts patrons gather to mix, mingle, dine, dance and celebrate the magic of the arts in Austin.

Be prepared for an extraordinary evening with décor, food and beverage offerings themed around Ballet Austin Artistic Director/Choreographer Stephen Mills’ landmark dance work Hamlet.



For questions regarding your Fête purchase or table 
contact Christi Cuellar Lotz at 512.476.9151 ext. 124 or christi.cuellar@balletaustin.org

Fête 2015 Committee

Their Majesties,
The 2015 Fête Co-chairs

Ana & Alejandro Ruelas

Royal Court Fête Committee

Tanya & Art Acevedo, Diana & Juan Alcala, April Alejandro, Laura & Bob Barnes, Becky Beaver, Orlando Canova & Jeremy Rathke, Dianna & Juan Catalán, Chris Hendel, Guy Hohmann & Ryn Cunningham, Laura Villagran Johnson (fête*ish co-chair), Heather & Alex Ladage, Noa & Eddy Levy, Nikki & Keith Maples, Suzanne McFayden, Jennifer & Mike McNevin, Liliana & Luis Patiño, Linda Poole, Laura & Todd Reed, Jenna Salwen, Kevin Smothers (fête*ish co-chair), Sandra Spalding, Michi & Terence Spielman

Live Auction

From once-in-a-lifetime trips and experiences to a day “running” the City of Austin, the Fête auction features something for everyone. Check out the Live Auction packages below and start planning your bidding now! We welcome back Gayle Stallings, of FUNauctions, as our auctioneer this year.



    Be a walk-on in the next movie produced by Austin’s own Golden Globe Award Winner for Best Director, Richard Linklater, and join him for the movie premiere and meet-and-greet. (All dates TBD.)



    Austin’s own Police Chief, Art Acevedo, will take the winner and a friend* out for a view of Austin like none other—in his patrol car! See 6th street with a whole new set of eyes, stop at Chief’s favorite foodie spots on breaks, and see police operations in action with the Chief himself.

    *Must be 17 years or older.



    Mayor Adler—A Ballet Austin board member for nearly 20 years—has generously donated this package. The recipient should be a child—grade school or high school—and the experience will be tailored to the child’s interests. The winner will spend a day with complete access, joining the mayor in various functions and will have the opportunity to meet member of City Council, various department heads in the City, and enjoy the Mayor’s own APD protection! The winner will leave with a commemorative pin & other goodies TBD.



    Join PGA Champ, Rich Beem, and pro-football player and former Longhorn Justin Blalock for a round of golf (1 for each) at 2 of Austin’s premiere golf courses. 2 more hosted rounds of golf also come with this ultimate experience, as well as 2, 5-day passes to the World Championship of Golf Dell Match Play.



    Enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime tasting experience for 12 with one of the most exclusive tequilas made, Tears of Llorona, in one of Austin’s most anticipated new restaurants, Boiler Nine or at Restaurant Congress (winner chooses). Tastings are paired with a special menu designed exclusively for this event by Executive Chefs David Bull and Jason Stude.



    Enjoy the trip of a lifetime at this exclusive Sonoma villa for 5 nights (sleeps 6–8) plus an incredible in-house culinary experience, plus your own private micro vineyard, pool and hot tub. Walk to world-renowned vineyards to see wine-making up close and personal. Also, enjoy 2 exclusively scheduled, private winery tour to Arista and Walt wineries. In Austin, enjoy an “instant wine cellar” with this package of wine donated by Ballet Austin board members and donors, as well as a culinary feast for 12 in your home prepared by Executive Chef to the stars, Melissa Bigelow, with floral table design by Mandarin Design Lab.



    Enjoy this exclusive package on Saturday, February 13, 2016, and cross Valentine’s Day planning off your list. You and your guest will check into your suite at the new Hotel Granduca, enjoy dinner at Visconti Ristorante & Bar with wine pairings, then a chauffeured ride to the Long Center in a Bentley or Rolls Royce to attend Ballet Austin’s production of Director’s Choice with full VIP-treatment. Your chauffer will return you to the Hotel where you’ll be greeted with reserved lounge seating for a night cap and a custom piece of jewelry from local jeweler John Christian waiting in your suite. Sleep late the next morning and enjoy Valentine’s Day brunch at Visconti Ristorante, and enjoy a “Day of Beauty” liquid facelift from The Aesthetic Institute at Dell Laser Consultants.

Fête Sponsorship Opportunities

Fête and fête*ish 2015 offer a host of recognition opportunities for your organization or business. Benefits include widespread promotion and logo placement on electronic and print materials for both Fête and fête*ish, plus access to both events, commensurate with level. Your support is invaluable to the success of the event, and we thank you for considering one of the following sponsorship levels.

For questions regarding Fête sponsorships or to purchase your exclusive package, contact Christi Cuellar Lotz at 512.476.9151 ext. 124 or christi.cuellar@balletaustin.org

  • Fête Dinner Sponsor

    Exclusive$20,000Learn More
  • Fête Live Music Sponsor

    $10,000Learn More
  • Fête Valet Parking Sponsor

  • fête*ish Presenting Sponsor

    Exclusive$15,000Learn More
  • fête*ish VIP Lounge Sponsor

    $7,500Learn More
  • fête*ish Karma Cabana Sponsor

    $3,500 (2 Claimed, 3 Still Available)Learn More