Nutcracker Sponsorships

Nutcracker Sponsorships

2020 sponsorship opportunities are now closed. Thank you to our generous friends and sponsors! We hope you enjoy "The Nutcracker."

UNCSA's production of "The Nutcracker" is a timeless holiday tradition. This year, the beloved classic tale will be reimagined with the world premiere of a groundbreaking version of the classic ballet adapted for the screen. Sponsorships makes this production possible, with proceeds supporting scholarships for UNCSA students. 

Platinum Presenting Sponsor - $25,000

Estimated Taxable Deduction - $23,680

Included for "The Nutcracker" Platinum Presenting Sponsor:

  • Inside front cover ad in digital program with link, printed for ~200 VIP Opening Night Scholarship Benefit attendees.
  • Logo at the beginning of “The Nutcracker” film, listed as our Platinum Presenting Sponsor.
  • Logo and link included in all “The Nutcracker” six-part email series distributed to a list of 35,000 local patrons and UNCSA supporters.
  • Direct mention on Facebook “The Nutcracker” event page.
  • Logo and link on “The Nutcracker” website.
  • Logo on printed VIP invitation to “The Nutcracker” Opening Night Scholarship Benefit sent to ~200 UNCSA donors.
  • Logo on printed “The Nutcracker” postcard, mailed to 25,000 local patrons and UNCSA supporters.
  • Virtual booth with branded icon within event platform.
  • Private breakout room conversation with Chancellor Brian Cole, Interim Dean of Dance and Director Jared Redick, Director and Choreographer Ilya Kozadayev, and/or students.
  • Option to include promotional swag or materials in “Land of the Sweets” VIP Experience Kit.
  • Recognition in chancellor’s live pre-show remarks.
  • Recognition in Interim Dean Redick’s prerecorded preshow
  • Opportunity to record a welcome message to be distributed live during “The Nutcracker” Opening Night Scholarship Benefit.
  • Listing in annual Impact Report.
  • Fifteen all-access pass tickets.
  • Up to eight “Land of the Sweets” VIP Experience Kits.

Gold Sponsor - $10,000

Estimated Taxable Deduction - $9,040

Included for Gold Sponsor:

  • Back cover full-page color ad in digital program with link, printed for ~200 VIP Opening Night Scholarship Benefit attendees.
  • Name at the beginning of “The Nutcracker” film, listed as our Gold Sponsor.
  • Logo and link included in all “The Nutcracker” six-part email series distributed to a list of 35,000 local patrons and UNCSA supporters.
  • Direct mention on Facebook “The Nutcracker” event page.
  • Logo and link on “The Nutcracker” website.
  • Virtual booth with branded icon within event platform.
  • Private breakout room conversation with Chancellor Brian Cole, Interim Dean of Dance and Director Jared Redick, Director and Choreographer Ilya Kozadayev, and/or students.
  • Option to include promotional swag or materials in “Land of the Sweets” VIP Experience Kits.
  • Listing in annual Impact Report.
  • Six all-access pass tickets.
  • Up to four “Land of the Sweets” VIP Experience Kits.

Silver Sponsor - $5,000

Estimated Taxable Deduction - $4,320

Included for Silver Sponsor:

  • Full-page color ad in digital program with link, printed for ~200 VIP Opening Night Scholarship Benefit attendees.
  • Name at the end of “The Nutcracker” film, listed as Silver Sponsor.
  • Logo and link included in all “The Nutcracker” six-part email series distributed to a list of 35,000 local patrons and UNCSA supporters.
  • Direct mention on Facebook “The Nutcracker” event page.
  • Logo and link on “The Nutcracker” website.
  • Virtual booth with branded icon within event platform.
  • Private breakout room conversation with Chancellor Brian Cole, Interim Dean of Dance and Director Jared Redick, Director and Choreographer Ilya Kozadayev, and/or students.
  • Listing in annual Impact Report.
  • Six all-access pass tickets.
  • Up to two “Land of the Sweets” VIP Experience Kits.

Bronze Sponsor - $2,500

Estimated Taxable Deduction - $1,860

Included for Bronze Sponsor:

  • Full-page color ad in digital program with link, printed for ~200 VIP Opening Night Scholarship Benefit attendees.
  • Name at the end of “The Nutcracker” film, listed as Bronze Sponsor.
  • Logo and link included in all “The Nutcracker” six-part email series distributed to a list of 35,000 local patrons and UNCSA supporters.
  • Logo and link on “The Nutcracker” website.
  • Virtual booth with branded icon within event platform.
  • Listing in annual Impact Report.
  • Five all-access pass tickets.
  • One “Land of the Sweets” VIP Experience Kit.

Friends of the Sugar Plum Fairy - $1,500

Estimated Taxable Deduction - $860

Included for Friends of the Sugar Plum Fairy:

  • Full-page color ad in digital program with link, printed for ~200 VIP Opening Night Scholarship Benefit attendees.
  • Name at the end of “The Nutcracker” film, listed as Friends of the Sugar Plum Fairy.
  • Name and link included in all “The Nutcracker” six-part email series distributed to list of 35,000 local patrons and UNCSA supporters.
  • Name and link on “The Nutcracker” website.
  • Listing in annual Impact Report.
  • Five all-access pass tickets.
  • One “Land of the Sweets” VIP Experience Kit.

Friends of Clara - $1,000

Estimated Taxable Deduction - $560

Included for Friends of Clara:

  • Half-page color ad in digital program with link, printed for ~200 VIP Opening Night Scholarship Benefit attendees.
  • Name at the end of “The Nutcracker” film, listed as Friends of Clara.
  • Name and link included in all “The Nutcracker” six-part email series distributed to list of 35,000 local patrons and UNCSA supporters.
  • Name and link on “The Nutcracker” website.
  • Listing in annual Impact Report.
  • Four all-access pass tickets.
  • One “Land of the Sweets” VIP Experience Kit.

Friends of the Nutcracker Prince - $500

Estimated Taxable Deduction - $210

Included for Friends of the Nutcracker Prince:

  • Quarter-page color ad in digital program with link, printed for ~200 VIP Opening Night Scholarship Benefit attendees.
  • Name at the end of “The Nutcracker” film.
  • Name and link included in all “The Nutcracker” six-part email series distributed to list of 35,000 local patrons and UNCSA supporters.
  • Name and link on “The Nutcracker” website.
  • Listing in annual Impact Report.
  • Two all-access pass tickets.
  • One “Land of the Sweets” VIP Experience Kit.


Questions about sponsorships for "The Nutcracker" should be directed to Richard Whittington, 336-770-1372.