About Partnerships

Discover the Benefits of a TWB Partnership

Dan Roberge and Andile Ndlovu in Trey McIntyre’s Teeming Waltzes. Photo by Victoria Pickering for IGDC.

Having the right partner in dance and in business can make all the difference. A contribution to The Washington Ballet is an investment in the cultural life of Washington, DC. Support innovative art with good business. Come join The Washington Ballet as a partner this season.

Partnerships enable you to EXPERIENCE, ENGAGE, ENTERTAIN

As the ballet company of the nation’s capital, The Washington Ballet is proud of our commitment to supporting the communities we serve through our performance and education programs. Celebrating our 75th Anniversary this season, our commitment to excellence and innovation on the stage and in the classroom is paramount to our trajectory as a world-class ballet company.

We remain committed to mission drive, flexible outcomes that assist your community and associate engagement programs, as well as business development, vendor and client relations strategies.

Learn how your company can get involved:

For more information and a curated sponsorship proposal, please contact Chief Development Officer, Kristina Palmer at KPalmer@washingtonballet.org.

The Washington Ballet is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization. Contributions are tax-deductible to the extent that they exceed the fair market value of any goods and services received in return.

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Sponsorship

Sponsorship | Promotion & Engagement

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TWB partners receive access to our 90,000 engaged audiences providing a platform to connect with your brand, fostering deep community connections. We offer exposure and integrated marketing opportunities at premier venues in Washington, DC. We prioritize access to services throughout the organization including recognition, visibility, ticket discounts, and integrated marketing opportunities.

For more information and a curated sponsorship proposal, please contact Deputy Director of Development, Karen Shepherd at KShepherd@washingtonballet.org.

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Philanthropy

Philanthropy | Brand Alignment

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We offer a range of opportunities that can be tailored to match your corporate social responsibility goals.

The Washington Ballet is the only major American ballet company with a thriving campus in a low-income neighborhood. Our goal is to create a national model for equity in ballet training with a focus on ensuring parity among our school campuses.

Equity & Diversity

With Company dancers from 15 countries and nearly 2,000 students of all races and cultures, we have a responsibility to exemplify diversity and make dance inclusive, accessible and equitable.

Education & Scholarships

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TWB brings excellence and dedication to all students regardless of age, entry-level ability or financial barriers. Low-income students have the opportunity to cultivate creativity, collaboration, confidence, and higher academic achievement through scholarship support.

World Premieres

The Washington Ballet in Dana Genshaft’s Shadow Lands. Photo by Victoria Pickering for IGDC.

We believe in innovation. Each season, The Washington Ballet commissions three world-premieres, created specifically for our company dancers by renowned choreographers. Additionally, Artistic Director Julie Kent curates uniquely choreographed productions of classical story ballet masterpieces specifically for our performance venues and dancers.

Military Initiatives

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Supporting free tickets for military families to attend performances, in partnership with the USO.

For more information and a curated sponsorship proposal, please contact Deputy Director of Development, Karen Shepherd at KShepherd@washingtonballet.org.

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Experiences

Experiences | Entertainment

Photo © Tony Powell. 2019 Washington Ballet Gala. The Anthem. May 12, 2019

Our experiences are unique and authentic. We tailor each engagement based on your objectives. TWB prioritizes curated opportunities to engage your audience, entertain your clients, inspire your staff, and maximize your investment.

Customized opportunities include access to services throughout the organization including recognition, visibility, ticket discounts, integrated marketing opportunities, and exclusive VIP experiences.

Opportunities include:

  • VIP box seat experience
  • Gala sponsorship
  • Pre-performance dinners with curated special guests
  • Post-performance parties with company dancers
  • Military support initiatives
  • Lunch & Learn events
  • Exclusive Supreme Court and Embassy dinner events
  • Behind the scenes studio rehearsal sessions and open dress rehearsals
  • Performance underwriting marketing recognition

For more information and a curated sponsorship proposal, please contact Deputy Director of Development, Karen Shepherd at KShepherd@washingtonballet.org.

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Corporate Sponsorship Levels

Corporate Sponsorship Levels

The Washington Ballet in Ethan Stiefel’s Wood Work. Photo by Victoria Pickering for IGDC

For more information and a curated sponsorship proposal, please contact Deputy Director of Development, Karen Shepherd at KShepherd@washingtonballet.org.

Patron Circle ($2,500-$4,999)

  • Text recognition in programs at all season productions
  • Two tickets to one Enrichment Series event and reception
  • Two tickets to a Studio Session and reception with the artists
  • Two complimentary tickets to a TWB Company performance

Leadership Circle ($5,000-$9,999)

  • Logo on corporate support page of TWB website
  • Opportunity for curated co-marketing social media posts
  • 25% discount for employees on tickets for select performances
  • Two invitations to our season announcement event (spring)
  • Two invitations to attend exclusive opening night celebrations
  • Two complimentary tickets to a TWB Company performance
  • Plus all previous benefits

Director Circle ($10,000-$24,999)

  • Prominent recognition as a partial underwriter for a specific program on production and program materials
  • Half-page advertisement in select season program book
  • Opportunity for a partner spotlight store in footer of one (1) monthly digital newsletter
  • Four invitations to attend exclusive Opening Night celebrations
  • Four complimentary tickets to a TWB Company performance with a backstage tour
  • Two invitations to annual dinner hosted by Board of Directors
  • Targeted e-blast offer to either TWB School or Jete Society member lists
  • Plus all previous benefits

Producer Circle ($25,000-$99,999)

  • Opportunity to select a specific program or production for underwriting
  • Prominent recognition as an underwriter on all production and program materials
  • Curtain announcement prior to underwritten production or program
  • Full-page advertisement in select season performance program
  • Exclusive access to private rehearsals with guest choreographers
  • Eight complimentary tickets to a TWB Company performance with a backstage tour
  • Four tickets to a Studio Session and reception with the artists
  • Two complimentary tickets to TWB annual Spring Gala
  • Company logo (with hyperlink) on the corporate sponsorship page of TWB website
  • Company logo on press releases
  • Plus all previous benefits

Ovation Circle ($100,000+)

  • Prominent recognition as the Presenting Sponsor for one production on all production and program materials
  • Prominent corporate logo placement on promotional materials and signage at selected production
  • Complimentary tickets to attend “Dining with Dancers” with Jete Society members
  • Photo with a dancer during a backstage tour
  • Artistic Director, Julie Kent, will host an exclusive “brown bag lunch” meeting to discuss the production
  • Opportunity for a private Studio Session for up to 40 guests
  • Opening night party sponsor recognition (logo on invitation and signage at event)
  • Private group dance session for corporate employees at “The Joe” location of TWB (daytime)
  • Opportunity to present flowers to dancers on stage following a performance
  • Signed and framed photograph of the Company cast
  • Plus all previous benefits

 

The Washington Ballet is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization. Contributions are tax-deductible to the extent that they exceed the fair market value of any goods and services received in return.

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