Individual Giving

Donor Levels & Benefits



James Ihde, Development Associate for Donor Relations
215.225.5389 x106

For over a decade BalletX has been committed to creating world premiere ballets and fostering uniquely dynamic and expressive artists. The company has commissioned over 68 world premiere ballets, collaborated with over 200 artists from around the world, and opened the Center for World Premiere Choreography, establishing Philadelphia as a destination for bold, new contemporary dance. Annual gifts of all sizes impact every aspect of our work and bolster what is most important and vital about BalletX: our commitment to artists, our emphasis on new work, and our engagement with the greater Philadelphia community.

ANNUAL GIVING OF $1 to $499 

Those who make a gift of $1 or more receive benefits! The Friends Circle is an active and engaged part of our community whose members enjoy a deeper connection to BalletX through special benefits and events.

Fan:  $1-$74

  • Recognition in the BalletX Annual Report
  • Invitation to attend annual Donor & Subscriber Appreciation Rehearsal

Friend:   $75 to $249
All the benefits of Fan level, plus:  

  • Recognition in the BalletX performance series programs for one year from date of gift
  • Early access to season tickets

Advocate:  $250 to $499
All the benefits of Friend level, plus:  

  • Early access to annual Premier Party gala tickets
  • 10% discount on BalletX merchandise


Donors who make a gift of $500 or more are invited to join BalletX’s Production Circle. Production Circle members provide integral support for the company’s goal to build a stronger community through dance. The Production Circle receives enhanced benefits and behind-the-scenes access through special events.  Visit our  Galas & Events page for upcoming Production  Circle events.

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

  •  Invitation to studio intermission receptions during each performance series with wine and refreshments
  •  Invitation for two to Production Circle Open Rehearsals for each performance series (three per year)
  • Exclusive limited-run season souvenir

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

  • Invitation for two to series Opening Night After Party with dancers, choreographers, and the BalletX Artistic team (three per year)

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

  • Invitation to attend annual Choreographic Fellow Rehearsal and Reception



Donors at the $5,000 level and above join The Premiere Circle, which plays a key role in supporting BalletX’s world-class artistic programming. Members receive access to intimate events and exclusive attention that maintains a close personal connection to the company’s creative process.

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

  • Private invitation for four to an afternoon studio rehearsal on the date of your choosing (dates subject to change pending company calendars)
  • Invitation to an exclusive Director’s Luncheon during a season performance series
  • Invitation for four to attend the series Dress Rehearsal (three per year)

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

  • Framed and signed photo of your favorite BalletX dancer or work
  • Afternoon rehearsal followed by lunch with Artistic and Executive Director Christine Cox (dates subject to change pending company calendars)
  • Opportunity to underwrite a series choreographer or composer


Director’s Circle members are BalletX’s closest group of supporters, and make gifts of $25,000 or more to help to guarantee the future of innovative contemporary ballet programming in Philadelphia. Members enjoy a unique experience with the company, tailored to their lifestyle and designed to facilitate a close connection with BalletX.

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

  • Private dinner for six at your home or venue of choice with Artistic and Executive Director Christine Cox and BalletX dancers.
  • Recognition on BalletX donor signage during performance series, displayed prominently in the Wilma Theater lobby (valid for length of fiscal year during which gift is made)
  • Recognition in BalletX touring performance programs
  • Opportunity to underwrite a World Premiere ballet

Producer:   $50,000 to $99,999
All the benefits of Director level, plus:  

  • Acknowledgment in Director’s Opening Remarks on Opening Night of each series
  • Recognition as a lead BalletX supporter in company press materials
  • Recognition on stage during BalletX’s annual fundraising gala, The Premier Party
  • Opportunity to underwrite a series production

Champion:   $100,000 or more
All the benefits of Producer level, plus:  

  • Opportunity to underwrite outreach or programming initiative of choice
  • Additional ticket invitations for rehearsals and behind-the-scenes events
  • Priority service from BalletX staff
  • Additional benefits tailored to your interest

  • By Check: Make payable to ‘BalletX’ and mail to BalletX, 1923 Washington Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19146.
  • By Phone: Contact James Ihde, Development Associate for Donor Relations, at 215-225-5389 x106
  • 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 Associate for Donor Relations James Ihde.

  • "Why do we love and support BalletX? BalletX is a gift to Philadelphia. Not only because of the highly talented dancers, or the gifted, innovative choreographers, or even the focused and generous leadership of Christine Cox. Everything they do - from Open Rehearsals to the Young Xers Club to performances that reflect contemporary life struggles, to the new performance space - engages and reflects our community. It's their soulful, passionate spirit, reflective of what makes Philadelphia unique, that also makes BalletX so addictive to audiences around the country, and to us!"
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