Volunteer Opportunities


Are you interested in volunteering for the only professional ballet company in Michigan? Consider volunteering for Grand Rapids Ballet! All volunteers may see the performance for which they are volunteering without having to purchase a ticket. This is based on availability and you will be assigned the best seat available. Please know seats are not guaranteed and many performances may be standing room only for volunteers. If you’d like to learn more about volunteer opportunities, email us or call 616.454.4771 x112 today.


If you’d like to enjoy a deeper level of engagement through volunteering, you may want to consider joining En Pointe – a dedicated group of volunteers committed to lifting the human spirit through the art of dance by assisting us in the areas of fundraising, audience development, and education. They can regularly be seen ushering, managing the boutique, planning and executing special events, and much more.

What is En Pointe?
En Pointe is the official volunteer group for Grand Rapids Ballet. They can regularly be seen ushering, managing the boutique, planning and executing special events, and much more.

How Does it Work?
En Pointe Volunteer Coordinator Errol Shewman notifies volunteers of upcoming opportunities. As an En Pointe member, you will have first right to the shows at which you’d like to volunteer.  And while we encourage membership in En Pointe, please know you do not have to be a member to volunteer. You are also not required to volunteer if you are a member.

How Do I Sign-up?
Email Errol Shewman below, visit our office at 341 Ellsworth Avenue SW M-F 9am-5pm, or call 616.454.4771 x12 today.

En Pointe Benefits

Usher and attend performances
Exclusive invitations to events
Season announcement
Invitations to select rehearsals
Acknowledgement in program books
Email alerts for promotions

En Pointe Opportunities

Special Events
Committee Chairperson

En Pointe Memberships

1-year Individual for $25
1-year Family for $40
10-year Individual for $200
10-year Family for $335

Thank you, volunteers!

Mary Ackert
Lisa Allen
Betsy Bakeman
Mary Nell & Dana Baldwin
Phyllis Ball
Brian & Judy Beer Family
Richard & Kathy Benoit
Cheryl Bentley
Donna & Roger Betten
Adrianne Braun
Thomas & Barbara Brege
Mary Carol Brouwer
Roy Brown
Julie Bukrey
Timothy Bunchman & Norma Maxvold
Robyn Carlson
Pam Clark
Anna & Brandon Conner Family
Bruce & Julia Conroy
Bonnie Conway
Nicki Costello
Kay Courtney
Gary Crispin
Bill & Heidi Dani
Daniels Family
Robert Diamond & Sheila Kinney
Dr. Matthew M. & Mattie Douglas
Veronica Dubois
Joan Dykstra
Rosalind Ebrom
Julie Eilenberg
Patricia & Carl Falkenstern
Greg, Shari, & Alli Farr
Jamal Fisher

Roselda Gardner
Robin & David Gast
Barbara Groat
David & Karen Hadsall
Marcia & Jack Hall
Kathleen Hansen
Abby Harrison
Lawrence B. & Rosie Haywood
Carol & Greg Heath
Cynthia Hibler
Janelle Hill
Stephanie Hughes
Robert, Kelly, & Hannah Jacobsma
Aimee Jarchow
Susan Jennelle
Ronald & Sandra Jones
Sharon Karam
Judith Kiebler
Ray King Jr.
Brian & Susan Lennon Family
Melissa Lojek
Salvador, Sarah, Amadeo, & Celeste Lopez-Keranen
Carla Ludwig
Laura Martin
Kris, Joni, Elizabeth, Emily, & Erin Mauren
McCabe Family
Yvette & Dennis McClain Family
Jacky McGill
Katie McNinch
Robert Mieras
Heather Monroe
Carole Mueller-Brumbaugh

Cindy Napolitan
Wayne & Brigitte Nelson
Steve & Stephanie Nicklow
Raeanne Niemer
Gary & Karen Paul
Tamara Posthuma
Mary Quiroz
Robert “RJ” Regan
Beth Rice
Pauline Sandoval
Kim, Chris, Clare, Seth, & Paul
Nancy Schenck
David Schmidt & Robert Oracz
Richard Schwallier
Pamela & Paul Schweitzer
Jim Schafer
Giselle, Peter, Becca, & Chloe Sholler
Carol Sinke
Paul, Amy, & Arianna Skentzos
Paul & Barbara Slack
William C. Spagnuolo
Mary Sumners
Corsair Switzerlord
Yuichi & Hiroko Takagi
Elaine Teat
Mark & Heidi TenElshof
Randy & Joanne Terrian
Leslie VanBecker & Ed Clifford
Colleen Mahon, Douglas, & Aidan Van Doren
Karen Verway
Urs & Martha Waldvogel
Joyce Walker
DeAnna Westerbeek
Jim & Connie Winter-Troutwine
Wolbert Family
Noel Young

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