Individual Giving

Donor Levels & Benefits



James Ihde, Development Manager
215.225.5389 x106

As a BalletX donor, your incredible passion for the arts and our community runs through everything that we do. It powers our dancers as they perform never-before-seen World Premieres, and we carry it with us when we tour across the country and the world. It fuels our team of teaching artists as they bring dance to four Philadelphia public schools, and ignites our evolving educational and artistic programming at the BalletX studio. Together, we are choreographing experiences of pure joy that unite our community, building a legacy and love for the arts that will last for generations to come.

ANNUAL GIVING OF $1 to $999 

Those who make a gift of $1 or more receive benefits! The Ambassador’s 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-$149

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

Friend:   $150 to $499
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:  $500 to $999
All the benefits of Friend level, plus:  

  • Invitation to studio intermission receptions during each performance series with wine and refreshments
  • Exclusive limited-run season gift


Donors who make a gift of $1,000 or more are invited to join BalletX’s Premiere Circle. Premiere Circle members provide integral support for the company’s goal to build a stronger community through dance. The Premiere Circle receives enhanced benefits and behind-the-scenes access through special events.  Visit our  Galas & Events page for upcoming Premiere  Circle events.

Costumer:   $1,000-$2,499
All benefits of Advocate level plus:

  • Invitation for two guests to intimate Open Rehearsals for each performance series (three per year)
  • Early access to annual Premier Party gala tickets

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

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

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

  • Invitation for two guests to attend annual Choreographic Fellow Rehearsal and Reception

Dancer:   $10,000 – $14,999
All benefits of Composer level plus:

  • Private invitation for four to an afternoon studio rehearsal on the date of your choosing
  • 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:   $15,000 – $24,999
All benefits of Dancer level plus:

  • Framed and signed photo of your favorite BalletX dancer or work
  • Opportunity to underwrite a series choreographer



Producer’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:  

  • Afternoon rehearsal followed by lunch with Artistic & Executive Director Christine Cox
  • 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:  

  • Private dinner at your home or venue of choice with Artistic & Executive Director Christine Cox and BalletX dancers
  • 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 Manager, 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.
  • Legacy Society members are dedicated advocates of BalletX who leave an indelible impact on the company with their planned gifts.
  • For more information on planned giving and the Legacy Society, contact James Ihde, Development Manager, at or 215.225.5389 x106.
  • The Sustainability Fund is a growing community of supporters who increase their giving through multi-year pledges. The Sustainability Fund is our company’s backbone, and their generosity allows us to make bold risks with our work.
  • For more information on the Sustainability Fund, or to start your multi-year pledge, contact James Ihde, Development Manager, at or 215.225.5389 x106.
  • "BalletX offers so much to so many - classes for the little ones and those who want to start dancing later in life, as well as stunning, varied, and adventurous programming. I especially admire the company's dedication to commissioning new works. We are so fortunate that BalletX calls Philadelphia home."
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