Thank You

"Ballet exists only when people are performing."  George Balanchine


New York City Ballet is grateful to the following individuals, foundations, and corporations for their outstanding annual contributions that ensure the Company's artistic excellence and support the performances of our world class artists.

Major support for new work is provided by members of the New Combinations Fund.

The Stepping Forward Fund to support the salaries of NYCB dancers during their first year in the Company has been made possible through the generosity of the Joseph and Sylvia Slifka Foundation and Martha and Bob Lipp.

The creation and maintenance of New York City Ballet’s costumes are endowed in part by the LuEsther T. Mertz Costume Fund.

The Corps de Ballet is endowed in part by the Carl Jacobs Foundation.

New York City Ballet gratefully acknowledges The Jerome Robbins Foundation for its leadership support of its Ballet Masters who ensure the excellence and vitality of the Company’s repertory performances.

Support of Resident Choreographer Justin Peck’s ballets during the 2017-2018 season is provided in part by the Geoffrey C. Hughes Foundation and Cynthia and Ronald Beck.

The 2018 NYCB Art Series is supported in part by a generous grant from the Howard Gilman Foundation with additional support provided by The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation.

The 2017–2018 student matinees are generously underwritten in memory of Ralph W. Kern.

Project Ballet is made possible by a leadership gift from Denise R. Sobel.

New York City Ballet gratefully acknowledges the Lila Acheson and DeWitt Wallace Endowment Fund, which provides support for new work and audience development.

New York City Ballet’s musical leadership is endowed in part by the Agnes Gund and Daniel Shapiro Fund for Musical Excellence.

The creation and performance of works by Peter Martins is funded in part by an endowment gift from the Solomon family, given in loving memory of Carolyn B. Solomon.

New York City Ballet’s performances of works by George Balanchine are supported in part by the Balanchine Production Fund, an endowment created through The Campaign for New York City Ballet.

New York City Ballet is pleased to recognize:


Programming is made possible by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council, and in part by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and by the National Endowment for the Arts.

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