As part of their sponsorship of the Milwaukee Ballet’s Dracula performance, Associated Bank participated in a blood drive hosted by Tishman-Speyer and the 330 East Kilbourn building to help support the Blood Center of Wisconsin. The blood drive was held on October 8 and included:
Two costumed Milwaukee Ballet dancers and artistic director Michael Pink
The chance to win a pair of tickets and a backstage tour for the Milwaukee Ballet’s Dracula performance
Theme-decorated cupcakes and ‘vampire bite’ tattoos
According to the Blood Center of Wisconsin, the blood drive results were 114% over goal with a total of 33 blood donors, which will impact 99 lives.
Milwaukee Ballet will open its 2015/16 season with Michael Pink’s world-renowned Dracula the weekend before Halloween, October 22-25, at the Marcus Center. Seen by more than one million people worldwide, Dracula has been seen in Great Britain, Japan, Norway, Australia, New Zealand and several cities in USA. In an age when audiences are captivated by Hollywood vampires, this production is a return to the original story that started the phenomenon. Dracula reveals passion, beauty, sensuality and fear in a way only master storyteller Michael Pink can convey.
Tickets for Dracula range from $35-$102, and are available online at www.milwaukeeballet.org or by calling 414-902-2103. The show will run one weekend only, Oct. 22-25. Audiences are encouraged to purchase tickets early to ensure availability.
ABOUT MILWAUKEE BALLET
Founded in 1970, Milwaukee Ballet celebrates its 46th season as a staple of Milwaukee’s arts and culture scene. Under the leadership of Artistic Director Michael Pink, Milwaukee Ballet has become world-renowned for presenting both bold new interpretations of story ballets, and cutting-edge, evocative contemporary works. Milwaukee Ballet is the home to an international company of dancers, and is one of only a few companies in the nation to feature its own orchestra. Milwaukee Ballet School & Academy is the only professional dance school in the Midwest accredited by the National Association of Schools of Dance. Milwaukee Ballet’s award-winning Community Outreach department serves more than 30,000 people in Southeastern Wisconsin through original, interactive programs.
Photo caption: Associated Bank and Milwaukee Ballet staff at the Blood Drive. Front row (left to right): Elizabeth Habush of Associated Bank and two dancers of Milwaukee Ballet. Back row (left to right): John Halechko and Jean Smith of Associated Bank, Michael Pink of Milwaukee Ballet, Shawn Kesler, Dan Walsh, Ben McCarville, Shannon Krohn and Jill Wiess of Associated Bank.