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Share the Excitement Program




Alberta Ballet believes that live ballet is something every child should experience.


Thanks to the generous support from Sun Life Financial, we can share complimentary tickets with families who might not otherwise have the opportunity to share in live ballet performance.


Sun Life's award-winning Making the Arts More Accessible™ program provides increased access to cultural events and performances that would otherwise be financially out of reach to some families. This national initiative supports two programs at Alberta Ballet: the Sun Life Share the Excitement™ program and the Sun Life Nutcracker Dream™ program.


With the Sun Life Share the Excitement™ program, Alberta Ballet distributes tickets to families for performances in Calgary and Edmonton. Over the course of a season, 2000 tickets are given away as part of the program.


At Sun Life, we believe arts and culture should be celebrated in our communities, and we’re proud to provide more opportunities for families to experience the joy of ballet.
— Paul Joliat, Assistant Vice-President, Sun Life Financial

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Nutcracker Dream 

The Nutcracker is a special holiday tradition for many families.  Children from these families often carry on this tradition when they are grown with children of their own. 


The Sun Life Financial Nutcracker Dream™ program helps Alberta Ballet extend the gift of live ballet to families who don’t have means for such a tradition.  The holidays can be a difficult time for families who struggle financially, and Nutcracker Dream™ extends a beautiful shared experience of community, family and dance to these families.


Nutcracker Dream™ provides for 2000 tickets in Calgary and in Edmonton and creates for these children powerful and inspiring memories.