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.

Join us as we look toward the future!

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About the Fund

About the Fund

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When COVID-19 health restrictions prevented realizing performance revenue overnight, we developed the Stronger Than Ever Campaign to triage the effects this would have on our bottom line.

  • It first covered underwriting revenue losses for 20 cancelled performances.
  • It enabled the dancers to safely continue training at home by providing necessary flooring, shoes and personalized physical therapy services.
  • It provided critical technology investments for digital school programming.

But, we have only just begun.

Moving forward, the Stronger Than Ever Fund will:

  • Support $2,500,000 in salaries and benefits for TWB artistic staff and dancers.
  • Provide support for original digital content to serve our broad community.
  • Maintain our four campus facilities and keep them secure until we can reopen to the public.
  • Most importantly, it pays for the essential needs remaining, in a new operating environment.

Donate to Make us Stronger

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Your Gift at Work

Your Gift at Work

Eun Won Lee and Gian Carlo Perez by xmbphotography

In dance and in life, every bit of support goes a long way. Here are just a few of the ways your donation will make an impact:

SUPPORT
$100 – Ballet attire for a student in need.

GROW
$300 – Digital Adult community class.

IMPACT
$500 – Physical Therapy consultations for company dancers and students.

INSPIRE
$1,000 – Partial scholarship for a student in training.

HONOR
$2,500 – Virtual two-week DCPS school residency for low-income youth.

SUSTAIN
$5,000 – Supporting Future Talent. Help honor our commitment to our dedicated, world-renowned faculty who are fast-adapting to leading virtual classes and workshops.

FUTURE
$10,000 – Keep the Dancers Dancing. A gift in support of our company dancers – 32 talented ballet dancers, representing 15 unique nationalities, who live and work in our community – is the most significant way to help the company at this time.

Click here to make a gift of any amount to the Stronger Than Ever Fund. Or, make a monthly contribution to sustain our art form into the future.

If you prefer to connect with our Development team, please email development@washingtonballet.org or reach out to 202.274.4535 for a return call.

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