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Gifts from individuals enable BalletMet to exceed expectations and make the extraordinary possible. Most donors give to the annual fund which provides essential revenue to keep our $5.8 million budget in the black. Some give to special funds for projects such as our tour to Moscow and St. Petersburg, Russia.

Donor Benefits

Patron ($150-$299)

  • Knowing that your gift is supporting the dance experiences you love!
  • Insider information shared with you first
  • Your name listed for a year in our season playbills

Enthusiast ($300-$599)

All of the above benefits, plus:

  • Invitation for you and a guest to attend a Dance Centre rehearsal and meet Company dancers and Artistic staff
  • Private behind the scenes tour of our Dance Centre

Performance Partners ($600-$899)

All of the above benefits, plus:

  • Invitations for you and one guest to watch a dress rehearsal
    in the theatre
  • Invitations to all BalletMet special events including
    The Nutcracker Ball

Dancer's Circle ($900-$1,199)

  • Invitations for you and one guest to attend a cocktail
    reception with BalletMet Company Dancers
  • Backstage Tour at the Ohio or Capitol Theatre
    (as available and by request)

Director's Circle ($1,200 and above)

  • Invitations to attend four exclusive Director's Circle events
    each season with Artistic Director and Company dancers
  • Invitation for you and your children/grandchildren to attend
    Backstage at The Nutcracker which includes a backstage tour
    of the Ohio Theatre, meeting some of The Nutcracker
    characters and watching the final dress rehearsal
  • Inner circle access to other receptions with Company members and visiting artists
  • VIP playbill recognition and VIP Box Office privileges


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Donor Groups

Young Professionals

MetPremiere is a group for young professionals interested in supporting BalletMet.

  • Social Events with the BalletMet Company dancers
  • Attending Performances with other YPs (1/2 off with MetPass)
  • Service Opportunities for BalletMet Moving Into Literacy
  • Professonal Networking with fellow young professionals and BalletMet's Board of Trustees
  • Leadership Experience and Advocacy for the Arts

Donor/Subscriber Giving Groups

Star Subscribers ($150-$299)

Red Boots Society ($300-$599)