Individual Giving

Donor Levels & Benefits



Brian Simard, Development Director

Over the past 10 years, BalletX has had major impact on the creation of new choreographic works, and on the dancers and choreographers behind world premiere ballets, establishing Philadelphia as a home for bold new dance. The company has commissioned over 60 new works and collaborated with over 200 artists from across the country and the world. Annual gifts impact every aspect of our work to bolster what is most important about BalletX: our commitment to artists, our emphasis on new work, and our engagement with the greater Philadelphia community.

Every gift in any amount makes a true difference to our company! We truly appreciate your support.


Donors who make a commitment of $500 or more are invited to join BalletX’s Production Circle, which pulls back the curtain to give donors exclusive glimpses into our company’s creative process.  With tiered benefit levels, Production Circle members have opportunities to meet our artists, invitations to donor-only receptions and special events, and access to the energy and innovation that drives BalletX forward. Visit our  Galas & Events page for upcoming Production  Circle events.

Apprentice:   $500-$999
All benefits of Advocate level plus:

  • Invitation for two guests to attend open rehearsal before each series (four/year)
  • Invitation to wine reception during performance intermissions

Designer:   $1,000 – $2,499
All benefits of Apprentice level plus:

  • Invitation for two guests to Opening Night After-Party with dancers, choreographers, and BalletX Artistic leadership (four/year)

Composer:   $2,500 – $4,999
All benefits of Designer level plus:

  • Invitation for four guests to attend series Dress Rehearsal (four/year)

Dancer:   $5,000 – $9,999
    All benefits of Composer level plus:

  • Invitation for four guests to attend a private, afternoon studio rehearsal

Choreographer:   $10,000 – $24,999
All benefits of Dancer level plus:

  • Framed photo of BalletX dancers or a BalletX dancer
  • Invitation for four guests to attend a private, afternoon studio rehearsal, followed by lunch with the Artistic Director (once per year)

Director:   $25,000 – $49,999
All benefits of Choreographer level plus:

  • Private dinner for six at your home or venue of your choosing with Artistic Director and BalletX dancers and choreographer
  • Recognition during the fiscal year in which the gift is made on BalletX donor signage, prominently displayed in The Wilma Theater lobby during performances
  • Recognition in BalletX touring programs
  • Opportunity to watch a performance from backstage

Producer:  $50,000 and above
All benefits of Director level plus:

  • Acknowledgement during Artistic Director’s opening remarks prior to Opening Night of each series
  • Recognition on stage during the annual Premier Party
  • Recognition as a lead BalletX supporter in company press materials


Fan:  $1-$74

  • Recognition in the BalletX online Annual Report
  • Invitation to attend one open rehearsal before Opening Night of a series

Friend:   $75 to $249

  • Recognition in performance programs for one year

Advocate:  $250 to $499

  • Recognition in performance programs for one year

  • By Check: Make payable to ‘BalletX’ and mail to BalletX, 265 S. Broad St., Philadelphia, PA 19107.
  • By Phone: Contact Brian Simard, Development Director, at 484.644.0036.
  • Recurring Pledges: Pace the generosity of your gift! Donate online to make a monthly pledge.
  • Employer Matches: Asking your employer to match your donations is an easy way to increase your impact on BalletX.
  • The Founder’s Society is a growing community that honors BalletX’s most loyal supporters: donors whose lifetime cumulative giving to BalletX totals $100,000 or more. Our Society supporters are our company’s backbone, and their generosity allows us to make bold risks with our work.

    Founder’s Society members give our artists the freedom for creative experimentation at BalletX, and thereby have fundamental and immediate impact on the work that we create. To show our gratitude, Society members gain unprecedented access to our creative process in a unique relationship with BalletX.

    To learn more about joining the Founder’s Society, or to begin your multi-year pledge, please contact Development Director Brian Simard.

  • "We've been proud supporters of BalletX for close to ten years now, and it has been wonderful to watch the company learn and grow in their home at The Wilma Theater. Founders Christine Cox and Matthew Neenan have built an organization that is passionate about dance innovation, with a deep commitment to building a community of new and diverse patrons who love supporting both art and the artist. Each series offers something new and exciting, and we look forward to every performance knowing that we had a direct impact in bringing it to life. We love being part of the BalletX family, and we can't wait to see what they accomplish next!"
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