2019 is our 50th anniversary and we are championing some of the people who help make Scottish Ballet a great place to work. Each week we will introduce you to a different career at Scottish Ballet and the person behind it.
As Sponsorship and Events Officer, Yvonne's role mainly focuses on relationship management with our diverse (and growing) portfolio of sponsors.
Take us through a day in the life of Yvonne at Scottish Ballet
It’s really varied – somedays it can be organising a photo-call to announce a new partnership, pitching to potential new sponsors, or entertaining clients and their guests with a private rehearsal at Tramway. I also project manage our biennial fundraising gala, which is a full time job in itself!
Tell us about your journey with the company so far
I’ve always been involved in dance and the arts, and when writing my dissertation for my Masters degree in Events Management, I focused on Scottish Ballet’s 2013 tour of Matthew Bourne’s Highland Fling. When researching, I was lucky enough to see behind the scenes at Tramway and thought, 'this is where I want to be'. Starting with the Fundraising and Development team the following year was a dream come true, and although my role has changed over the past five years to focus on the Sponsorship and Commercial side of the business, I still get the same flutter of excitement when we are all working towards an opening night.