Grand Rapids Ballet Soirée | October 5, 2023

Join us for an evening of celebration at the Grand Rapids Ballet Soirée.

This unique event, taking place on October 5, 2023, at the Downtown Market, will feature a strolling wine & dinner experience followed by a trolly ride back over to the Peter Martin Wege Theatre, where attendees will enjoy an exclusive one-night-only performance curated by artistic director James Sofranko, including the first public viewing of Darrell Grand Moultrie’s world premiere from our first production of the season, Contemporary Visions.

Proceeds will benefit Grand Rapids Ballet and our continued stance as a strong pillar of art, inclusion, and joy in the West Michigan Community and allow us to continue to present world-class dance to our patrons.

Grand Rapids Ballet Soirée | Tickets



Grand Rapids Ballet Soirée | Program

Be part of this exceptional event that blends elegance, contemporary artistry, and philanthropy. Immerse yourself in the world of dance and support the Grand Rapids Ballet’s vision for the 2023-24 Season. Reserve your tickets or explore sponsorship options today to secure your place at The Soiree!


5:00 P.M. – 5:30 P.M. | Trolley service from Peter Martin Wege Theatre to Downtown Market

5:00 P.M. – 6:00 P.M. | Cocktail hour and strolling dinner

6:00 P.M. – 6:30 P.M. | Welcome and pop-up performance by GRB dancers

6:30 P.M. – 7:15 P.M. | Cocktail hour and strolling dinner resumes

7:15 P.M. – 7:45 P.M. | Trolley service from Downtown Market to Peter Martin Wege Theatre

8:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M. |Performance, featuring the world premiere of Darrell Grand Moultrie’s new work for Contemporary Visions

9:00 P.M. – 11:00 P.M. | DJ, Dancing, and Dessert

*Timing is subject to change.

Grand Rapids’ Downtown Market | Experience the enchanting atmosphere of the Greenhouse and Garden Room at the Downtown Market, located at 435 Ionia Ave SW. As you arrive, be captivated by the airy and vibrant space adorned with lush foliage. Indulge in a delightful strolling dinner with a carefully curated menu while enjoying refreshing drinks provided by the Downtown Market.

Peter Martin Wege Theatre | Prepare to be mesmerized as we unveil a one-night-only performance curated by artistic director, James Sofranko, including choreography by Darrell Grand Moultrie. Witness the innovative choreography that exemplify the Ballet’s commitment to both classical and contemporary artistry.

Following the Performance | The celebration continues as we invite you to join us for drinks, delectable desserts, and an opportunity to dance the night away. DJ Drea Jay will create an electrifying atmosphere with her curated playlist, ensuring an unforgettable evening of music and joy.

For sponsorship opportunities, please view our Sponsorship Deck and contact Development Manager Alexandra Galla at

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