Stronger Than Ever

Stronger Than Ever Fund

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As The Washington Ballet embarks on new ways to serve our community with the transformative power of dance, we want to assure you that there is much beauty ahead, waiting on the other side of this crisis. Now more than ever, we are reminded of our shared humanity and the need to care for one another.

Together, over the decades, we have built a strong and resilient community. Today, we urgently need your support. The Washington Ballet impacts thousands of lives through our art form both on the stage and in the community. While our programming will look different in the short term, we maintain our commitment to sharing the beauty of dance with you.

Along with our Board of Trustees, dear friends of TWB from across the country have created the STRONGER THAN EVER FUND, which will sustain the ballet during this time of crisis. Every gift will go to ensure that we are able to return to the classroom, studio, and stage stronger than ever.

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Become a Member


Become a Member Today!

“We give to The Washington Ballet because there is nothing that takes the place of beautiful classical dancers… and if the dancers can also be edgy and sassy, what’s not to love?  We both believe that this art form should be widely available. The Washington Ballet is unique in this metropolitan area and we support it with gusto!”
-Eve and William Lilley

Members of the Balletomane Society and Ballet Corps provide essential support to The Washington Ballet throughout each season. Members receive exclusive benefits that bring them closer to the creative process and enhance their season experience, including invitations to company rehearsals, opening night celebrations, access to a lounge with complimentary beverages at performances, a member card, and discounts and pre-sales on select programs throughout the season. Member benefits vary by giving level, and membership is valid for 365 days from the date of the gift.

Learn about joining the Ballet Corps  Learn about joining the Balletomane Society

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Ballet Corps

Join the Ballet Corps

Make your Membership gift to The Washington Ballet’s Annual Fund this season and enjoy the following member benefits. With each increasing gift level, benefits from the preceding level are provided. Membership is valid for a full 365 days from gift date, and new this season, TWB is issuing member cards on a rolling basis to acknowledge our supporters and facilitate benefit fulfillment.

First Position
$60 ($5/month)

  • NEW! Exclusive donor e-newsletter
  • Members-only pre-sale ticket access for The Nutcracker
  • Recognition in The Nutcracker program

Second Position
$180 ($15/month)

All donor benefits above plus:

  • NEW! Listing on donor board at each production
  • Recognition in programs for all season productions
  • 15% discount on adult dance classes
  • 10% discount on TWB merchandise

Third Position
$360 ($30/month)

All donor benefits above plus:

  • NEW! Two complimentary tickets to attend one (1) pre-event reception and access to premium seating for the Enrichment Series

Fourth Position
$600 ($50/month)

All donor benefits above plus:

  • NEW! Two complimentary tickets to attend two (2) pre-event receptions and Enrichment series events, with access to premium seating.
  • Complimentary invitations to The Washington School of Ballet showcases and performances

Fifth Position
$1200 ($100/month)

All donor benefits above plus:

  • NEW! Complimentary tickets for two to attend all (4) pre-event receptions and Enrichment Series with access to premium seating.
  • Complimentary tickets for two to attend one (1) Studio Session behind-the-scenes event with artists

Join the Ballet Corps

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Balletomane Society

Artistic Director Julie Kent and the Board of Directors Cordially Invite You to Join The Balletomane Society

Join the Balletomane Society

The Balletomane Society is a group of loyal supporters who want to deepen their involvement with The Washington Ballet by investing in artistic and educational programming through an impactful contribution to the annual fund.

By joining the Balletomane Society, you pledge to value and support:

  • The role of The Washington Ballet as a leader among professional ballet companies at the national and international levels;
  • The conservation and care of ballet masterworks by leading choreographers for future generations;
  • The ability of Washington, DC communities to enjoy ballet as an integral part of their aesthetic and cultural lives.

Donor Benefits

Producer’s Circle ($50,000+)

All benefits at the Dancer’s Circle level plus…

  • Opportunity to underwrite a production during the season
  • Listing as a premium sponsor of a production of your choice
  • Exclusive access to private rehearsals with guest choreographers
  • Opening Night premium seating and chance to present flowers onstage

Dancer’s Circle ($25,000 – 49,999)

All benefits at the Director’s Circle level plus…

  • Opportunity to sponsor a Company Member. Select your dancer or let us match you
  • Listing on the dancer web page and in dancer bio within programs
  • Advance notice of casting and touring

Director’s Circle ($10,000 – 24,999)

All benefits at the Leadership Circle level plus…

  • Invitation to end-of-season dinner with Artistic Director Julie Kent
  • Exclusive invitations to salons & private events
  • Exclusive invitations to join the Company on touring trips

Leadership Circle ($5,000 – 9,999)

All benefits at the Patron Circle level plus…

  • Invitation to a backstage tour experience led by Julie Kent and Victor Barbee
  • Invitation to all Opening Night post-performance receptions

Patron Circle ($2,500 – 4,999)

  • Personal concierge care and ticketing
  • Access to the donors-only Balletomane lounge for all performances
  • Exclusive invitation to rehearsal and reception for all Studio Sessions
  • Invitation to one Opening Night post-performance reception

Contact Us

For more information about joining the Balletomane Society, please contact Mary Bounds, Major Gifts Officer, at or 202.274.4535.

For gifts of above $25,000 please contact Patrick Mühlen-Schulte, Director of Development.

Eligible members must make discount ticket purchases for subscription series events through The Washington Ballet’s Ticketing Office, which can be reached at 202-362-3606 x605.

Join the Balletomane Society

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