Board Opportunities

St. Paul Ballet

Saint Paul Ballet (SPB) was established in 2002 when the St. Anthony School of Dance merged with the St. Anthony Performing Arts Guild located in the historic Grand Avenue “studios above the hardware store” where ballet has been taught for over 60 years. In 2012, SPB was restructured under an artist-led business model and has begun to grow exponentially.

Strategic Goals:

Over the next 5-10 years, the Saint Paul Ballet will become a thriving ballet organization that is an integral part of the local and national arts community. 2015-2018 Strategic Goals include:

  1. Performance – Create and mount a full season of productions
  2. School – Build the teachers, programming and curriculum to produce professional dancers and provide access to quality ballet education for everyone
  3. Outreach and Communication – Create and communicate a brand and message that promote the vision, mission, values and goals of the organization
  4. Development – Raise the financial resources to fulfill our mission, vision, values and goals
  5. Infrastructure – Build organizational infrastructure and capacity to fulfill our mission, vision, values and goals

Annual Budget: $630,000 – Earned Income, Foundations, Federal and State Contracts, Individual Contributions


Saint Paul Ballet is seeking board members who have a passion for its mission and the following skills and experience:

  • Facilities & Real Estate
  • Financial Management
  • Human Resources
  • Legal
  • Marketing & Communications
  • Strategic & Business Planning


  • Number of members currently: 6
  • Meeting time and frequency:  Quarterly board meetings and committee meetings as needed
  • Meeting location: Saint Paul


  • Time Expectation: Up to 8 hours/month
  • Financial Contribution Required: Yes, at a level meaningful to the board member.
  • Service on Committee Required: Yes
  • Length of Term: 2-3 Years
  • Renewable: Yes

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655 Fairview Ave. N., St. Paul, MN 55104


Saint Paul Ballet’s vision is to lift the human spirit through the art of ballet. Saint Paul Ballet’s mission is to perform a vibrant repertory with a passion for the highest level of excellence, provide the finest dance education and reduce barriers to involvement in the art of dance.