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.

Learn about becoming a Friend of the Ballet  Learn about joining the Balletomane Society

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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 classes
  • 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 Hannah Howe, Individual Giving Manager, at hhowe@washingtonballet.org or 301.300.0137.

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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 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 new membership program for current families, alumni, and adult students, designed to deepen your relationship with TWSB. The funds support three strategic priorities: tuition assistance, merit scholarships, and professional development for faculty — areas that will enhance the TWSB experience for everyone!

 

Join The Family Giving Circle

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

  • The highest caliber of ballet training for the next generation and our community
  • Subsidized Tuition: TWSB supports 90% of SE Campus families through a sliding fee scale based on income and household size
  • Merit Scholarships—Up 50 students in all Divisions and at both campuses receive full scholarships annually

You will also enjoy the benefits of giving available to the long-established Ballet Corps and Balletomane Society.

Join Us

Benefits

Young Alumni Supporter: $360 ($30 per month)

  • Invitations to all Barre Talk digital discussions
  • Listing on donor board at each production
  • Recognition in programs for all season productions, with special recognition in The Nutcracker program
  • 15% discount on adult dance classes (drop-in)
  • 10% discount on The Washington Ballet merchandise
  • Members-only pre-sale ticket access for The Nutcracker
  • Two complimentary tickets to attend one (1) pre-event reception and access to premium seating for Lunch & Learn discussion.
  • Exclusive donor e-newsletter

Family Giving Supporter: $600 ($50 per month)

  • Two complimentary tickets to attend two pre-event receptions and Lunch and Learn series events, with access to premium seating
  • Complimentary invitations to The Washington School of Ballet showcases and performances
  • Listing on donor board at each production
  • Recognition in programs for all season productions
  • 10% discount on TWB merchandise
  • Exclusive donor e-newsletter
  • Special recognition in The Nutcracker program

Family Giving Visionary: $1,200 ($100 per month)

All benefits at the Family Giving Supporter level plus…

  • Collectible cloisonné pin designating you as a member of The Washington School of Ballet Family Giving Circle
  • Exclusive Family Giving Nutcracker Backstage Experience
  • Complimentary tickets for two to attend all four pre-event receptions and Lunch and Learn series with access to premium seating
  • Complimentary tickets for two to attend one Balletomane Studio Session behind-the-scenes event with artists

Family Giving Patron Circle ($2,500–4,999)

All benefits at the Family Giving Visionary level plus…

  • Opportunity to meet a professional dancer and learn about his/her training and career
  • Four Tickets to the History of Ballet Series
  • Opportunity to join other school families in neighboring seats at theater performances
  • Personal concierge care and ticketing
  • Access for your family to the donors-only Balletomane lounge for all performances
  • Exclusive invitation to rehearsal and reception for all Balletomane Studio Sessions
  • Invitation to one Opening Night post-performance reception

Family Giving Leadership Circle ($5,000–9,999)

All benefits at the Family Giving Patron Circle level plus…

  • Private lunch with school and artistic leadership
  • Family invitations to all Opening Night post-performance receptions

Family Giving Director’s Circle ($10,000–24,999)

All benefits at the Family Giving Leadership Circle level plus…

  • Premium seating at The Washington School of Ballet showcases and performances
  • Exclusive invitations to salons & private events

Family Giving Dancer’s Circle ($25,000–49,999)

All benefits at the Director’s Circle level plus…

  • Opportunity to sponsor a Company Member, with listing on dancer web page and in dancer biography within the program

OR

  • Opportunity to sponsor a School Division, with appreciation noted on the school web page and in programs

Contact Us

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

Join The Family Giving Circle

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