Alabama Ballet

Spring Soirée

About the Spring Soirée

We hope that you will honor our organization by joining us Friday, May 21, 2021, for the Alabama Ballet Spring Soirée, a reimagined annual fundraising event outdoor under the stars at the Alabama Ballet Center for Dance with dinner, dancing, and a special performance by Alabama Ballet. This signature philanthropic occasion will not only raise vital funds for Alabama Ballet but also offers guests a unique opportunity to celebrate the Company, its extraordinary dancers, and all the generous patrons who support the Ballet. In lieu of our annual Pointe Ball, the Alabama Ballet Spring Soirée event will raise funds for the School and the Company as well as Alabama Ballet’s education and outreach programs.

The 2021 Alabama Ballet Spring Soirée will begin at 6:00 pm with cocktails under the stars followed by a performance by Alabama Ballet company dancers.  Guests along with Artistic Director, Tracey Alvey, dancers, Alabama Ballet School parents, board members, and friends of Alabama Ballet will enjoy a gourmet dinner by Chef Chris Hastings and an amazing celebration of our community. The beautiful decorations, dinner, and dancing is made possible by our 2021 Gala Committee Chairs, Candice McKinney, Marion Marx, and
Elizabeth Miles.

The Corporate Chairs, Melinda Sellers, and Alexia Borden, their Corporate  Committee, and friends of Alabama Ballet encourage you to be a part of this event. By investing in the arts, you are strengthening the cultural fabric of our community. The success of the Alabama Ballet Spring Soirée empowers us to carry out our mission of changing lives through dance by promoting and fostering the development of classical and contemporary ballet through high-quality performances, dance education, and community outreach.

For more information about becoming a corporate sponsor or purchasing a table/ticket, please contact Director of Development, Mary Goodrich at or view the Corporate Sponsorship Opportunites packet below.



Individual – $450

Couple – $700

Table of 8 – $5,000

If you are unable to attend but would like to make a donation, you may do so here.


*In accordance with the City of Birmingham’s mask mandate, masks will be required

Corporate and gala


Corporate Committee

Melinda Sellers and Alexia Borden | Corporate Chairs

Jennifer Clark
Christopher Daniel
Jessica Garrison
Trey Hill
Jessica Kubat
Danny Markstein
Michael Sansbury
Jeremy Retherford


Gala Committee

Candice McKinney, Marion Marx and Elizabeth Miles | Gala Committee Chairs

Mary Bradley Anderson
Kitty Brown
Stephanie Brown
Emily Bynum
Bronwyne Chapman
Wimberly Comer
Chelsea Crenshaw
Carey Martin Donaldson
Bridget Drennen
Lindsey Druhan
Kelli Fleming
Ann Blair Gribbin
Jamie Hill
Liz Holley
Janie Jones
Mary Clayton Jones
Scarlotte Kilgore
Kathryn Lemak

Lauren Malbrough
Cathy Marks
Virginia Markstein
Suzie McCullough
Jennifer McDaniel
Jennifer McEwen
Jennifer McGahey
Ashley McGrane
Ashley Miles
Christy Nelson
Fran Nichols
Tyler Novak
Lauren Pearson
Lora Retherford
Tamara Sansbury
Carla Ward
Mary Pat Weiss
Mallie Whatley
Margaret Whiteside 

This year’s







McKinney Capital




Burr Forman

Brasfield & Gorrie

Daniel Foundation

Medical Properties Trust


Alabama Power


Balch & Bingham

Buffalo Rock

Vulcan Materials

Spotswood, Sansom, and Sansbury


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2726 1st Ave S.
Birmingham, AL 35233



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Alabama Ballet is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization