Become a Member

Champion the arts and support ballet for future generations!

Make your Membership gift today to support The Washington Ballet year-round.

Members support our performances, our ballet school, and our community engagement programs. Members enjoy special benefits including advance ticket access, discounts on classes and merchandise, invitations to exclusive member events, and a subscription to our quarterly donor e-newsletter. Membership is valid for a full 365 days from the gift date and can be a one-time gift or monthly payment.

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“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 Friends of the Ballet 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.

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Become a Friend of the Ballet

Champion the arts and support ballet for future generations!

Make your Membership gift today to support The Washington Ballet year-round.

Become a Friend of the Ballet

Members support our performances, our ballet school, and our community engagement programs. Members enjoy special benefits including advance ticket access, discounts on classes and merchandise, invitations to exclusive member events, and a subscription to our quarterly donor e-newsletter. Membership is valid for a full 365 days from gift date and may be a one-time gift or monthly payment.

First Position
$60 ($5/month)

  • Quarterly members-only 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:

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

Third Position
$360 ($30/month)

All donor benefits above plus:

  • Two complimentary tickets to attend one (1) pre-event reception and access to premium seating for the Friends Lunch & Learn Series

Fourth Position
$600 ($50/month)

All donor benefits above plus:

  • Two complimentary tickets to attend three (3) pre-event receptions and Friends Lunch & Learn events, with access to premium seating.
  • Complimentary invitations to The Washington School of Ballet showcases and performances

Fifth Position
$1,200 ($100/month)

All donor benefits above plus:

  • Complimentary tickets for two to attend all (4) pre-event receptions and Friends Lunch & Learn events with access to premium seating.
  • Complimentary tickets for two to attend one (1) Balletomane Studio Session rehearsal with artists

Contact Us

For more information about becoming a member, please contact Kayla Marcus at kmarcus@washingtonballet.org or 202.274.4535

Become a Friend of the Ballet

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Balletomane Society

The Washington Ballet Cordially Invites 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 or for gifts above $25,000, please contact Mary Bounds, Associate Director of Advancement at mbounds@washingtonballet.org or 508.524.8557.

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.

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Family Giving Circle

The Family Giving Circle (FGC) is a membership program for current families, alumni, and adult students of the Washington School of Ballet. 

Funds raised support our strategic priorities of TWSB that enhance ballet education for everyone such as opening access to the art form, removing financial barriers, and building community.  

 

Join The Family Giving Circle

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Gifts to the TWSB Family Giving Circle will be directed to support:

  • Lifelong Learning: access to high quality ballet training for all ages from pre-school children to adults; 
  • Professional Standards: attracting and retaining top faculty and supporting live piano accompaniment in ballet class; 
  • Subsidized Tuition: offering tuition on a sliding fee scale based on income and household size; 
  • Merit Scholarships: offering select students at both campuses the opportunity to receive scholarships throughout the course of their study; 

Each year, the Family Giving Circle will host three exclusive offerings as part of a member series based on our tremendous programming: 

  • One Pre-Ballet and Lower Division Event  
  • One Upper Division and Professional Training Division Event  
  • One Adult Program Event  

We hope you will join us in discovering all that The Washington School of Ballet has to offer. Membership is valid for 365 days from the date of your gift.  

Join Us

Benefits

First Position $60 

  • Recognition in programs for The Nutcracker 
  • Exclusive donor e-newsletter 

Second Position $180 

All benefits at the First Position level plus… 

  • Collectible cloisonné pin designating you as a member of The Washington School of Ballet Family Giving Circle 
  • Recognition in programs for all season company productions 
  • Listing on donor board at each production 
  • 15% discount on adult dance class packages (see details here)

Third Position: $360($30 per month) 

All benefits at the Second Position level plus… 

  • Members-only pre-sale ticket access for The Nutcracker and advance ticket sales for The Nutcracker Tea Party 
  • Two tickets to attend one (1) Friends Lunch & Learn discussion 
  • Four tickets for your family to attend all programs in the Family Giving Circle series. Programs include lecture demonstrations, student appreciation receptions, artist meet and greets, adult program gatherings, and more! 

Fourth Position: $600($50 per month) 

All benefits at the Third Position level plus… 

  • Complimentary invitations to The Washington School of Ballet showcases by Upper Division and Professional Training Division students 
  • Two tickets to attend two (2) Friends Lunch and Learn discussions 

Fifth Position: $1,200 ($100 per month) 

All benefits at the Fourth Position level plus… 

  • Exclusive Backstage Tour at The Nutcracker for your family – up to 6 guests 
  • Two tickets to attend all four discussions in the Friends Lunch and Learn series  
  • Exclusive invitation to attend one (1) Balletomane Studio Session rehearsals with TWB artists – up to 4 guests. 

Patron Circle ($2,500–4,999) 

All benefits at the Fifth Position level plus… 

  • Personal concierge care and ticketing, including the opportunity to join other school families in neighboring seats at theater performances. 
  • Exclusive invitation to all four Balletomane Studio Session rehearsals with TWB artists – up to 4 guests. 
  • Access for your family to the donors-only Balletomane lounge for all performances 

Leadership Circle ($5,000–9,999) 

All benefits at the Patron Circle level plus… 

  • Private lunch with school and artistic leadership 
  • Opportunity to support a scholarship student in the Upper Division or Professional Training Division for one year of study. 

Director’s Circle ($10,000–24,999) 

All benefits at the Leadership Circle level plus… 

  • Opportunity to sponsor a Studio Company artist or TWSB Faculty member, with premium listing on TWB webpage and special recognition within TWB and TWSB performance programs  
  • Exclusive invitations to salons & private events 

Dancer’s Circle ($25,000–49,999) 

All benefits at the Director’s Circle level plus… 

  • Opportunity to sponsor a TWB Company artist, TWSB School Division, or TWSB Adult Program, with premium listing on TWB webpage and special recognition within TWB and TWSB performance programs  

Contact Us

For more information about joining The Family Giving Circle, please contact the Development Department at development@washingtonballet.org

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