Become a BRAVO Member

Former BRAVO Presidents and Nutcracker Legacy Fund Founders Sandra Chaisson and Stephanie Burks

NOBA Center for Dance Alumni Cori Lewis and Alex Danna with Cécile Gibson (center) at the 2020 BRAVO 50th Anniversary Evening of Stars Gala

Make a Difference, and Have Fun Doing It!

BRAVO, the Ballet Resource and Volunteer Organization of the New Orleans Ballet Association, is a group of over 200 volunteers whose time and talents help ensure that NOBA's nationally award-winning education programs and Main Stage Series of world renowned dance companies thrive in this city. Every year, BRAVO helps make possible over 5,000 tuition-free dance classes and activities after-school at numerous community sites; opportunities for advanced study and guest artist residencies; and costume and production needs for NOBA’s annual production of The Nutcracker Suite through the Nutcracker Legacy Fund. Over the past 28 years, NOBA has provided more than $7 million of tuition-free classes to over 25,000 youth, many of whom would not otherwise have the opportunity to study this art form.

As a BRAVO member, you will receive invitations to membership meetings and other FUNdraising events. You will also help plan and raise funds for the celebrated annual BRAVO Gala and the glamorous Men and Women of Fashion’s Prix d’Elegance Luncheon and Fashion Show that benefits NOBA. BRAVO welcomes you to join a wonderful, collaborative group of community leaders for another exciting year.

PLUS, you can add your Nutcracker Legacy Fund donation to your membership dues payment.

BRAVO President Sandra Herman with Nicole Ferrier, Millie Kohn, and Deborah Alciatore-Empey

Immediate Past BRAVO President Stephanie Burks with Gregory Curtis and Charlotte Bollinger

Warner and Pam Williams with the Artistic Directors of Complexions Contemporary Ballet Desmond Richardson and Dwight Rhoden

2020 BRAVO 50th Anniversary Evening of Stars Gala Silent Auction Co-Chairs Debbie Buchler and Kathy Pastorek collecting donations at a special BRAVO afternoon tea meeting hosted by the Windsor Court

NOBA Center for Dance students perform in their new Snow scene costumes, made possible by the Nutcracker Legacy Fund, in NOBA’s annual production of The Nutcracker Suite

About the Nutcracker Legacy Fund

The Nutcracker Legacy Fund is dedicated to the acquisition and maintenance of the Nutcracker costumes, sets, and props used annually by the over 200 participants of NOBA’s annual The Nutcracker Suite production. With your support, we can replace tattered costumes for several scenes and ensure our costumes stand the test of time, worn for years to come to transform our dancers into their legendary roles. While the current global crisis has affected programming plans for the 2020 season, your contribution this year will help NOBA present an exciting virtual re-imagination of the annual Nutcracker Suite production to ensure its participants can still shine with Clara and friends this holiday season.


Have questions or need assistance with membership or making a donation to the Nutcracker Legacy Fund?

E-mail Francesca at, or call 504.522.0996 x208