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Donors in The Founders Council fuel New York City Ballet’s annual operations with gifts starting at $7,500.

Celebrate special anniversaries of Balanchine and Robbins masterworks, help to grow our education programs in New York City public schools, and ensure our artists have the resources and training to carry on the Company’s legacy.

For more information, contact the Major Gifts office at majorgifts@nycballet.com.

Includes all the opportunities in the Circle of Friends, as well as:

  • Access to the private Travelers Patron Lounge
  • Recognition in Playbill
  • Access to a personal pre-performance backstage tour
  • Invitations to intimate in-studio discussions with Company dancers and artistic staff
  • Invitation to a special Welcome Back reception with Company artists to celebrate the start of the season
  • Invitation to the annual President’s Event with dancers and members of the Board of Directors
  • Access to exclusive insider events tailored to season programming
  • Opportunities to join the Company on tour
  • Waived ticket service fee when ordering online or by phone (save $8 per ticket)

($310 non tax-deductible)

Includes all the opportunities in the Partner level, as well as:

  • Invitation to an orchestra rehearsal followed by a Q&A with the conductor
  • Invitation to a special event involving the annual NYCB Art Series installation
  • An in-depth, behind-the-scenes tour of the David H. Koch Theater, the company’s home for the past 50 years, including a glimpse into the Company's costume storage and pointe shoe room

($310 non tax-deductible)

Includes all the opportunities in the Benefactor level, as well as:

  • Invitation to an intimate reception honoring the Company’s Repertory Directors
  • Invitation to an informal studio showing of new works by emerging choreographers during the New York Choreographic Institute’s fall and spring Sessions
  • Private tour of the NYCB Costume Shop (by request)

($310 non tax-deductible)

Includes all the opportunities in the Director's Circle, as well as:

  • Invitation to an intimate soirée with Music Director Andrew Litton
  • Opportunity to observe an orchestra rehearsal from the pit (by request, limited to two people)

($310 non tax-deductible)

Includes all the opportunities in the President's Circle, as well as:

  • Complimentary use of the Travelers Patron Lounge once a year for a private, pre-performance dinner or reception, subject to availability
  • Private viewing of a studio rehearsal (limited to two people, twice per year, or subject to prior arrangement)
  • Invitation to intimate events with Company artists and members of the Board of Directors

($310 non tax-deductible)

Includes all the opportunities in the Chairman's Circle, as well as additional custom benefits.

For more information, contact the Major Gifts office at majorgifts@nycballet.com.

($310 non tax-deductible)

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