Nutcracker Sponsorships

Nutcracker Sponsorships

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. Review opportunities below, then complete the online form to reserve your sponsorship level.

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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.