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Individual Giving

Major Gifts

Major Gifts

Major Donors invest in American Ballet Theatre’s commitment to bringing the best in classical ballet across the nation and around the world through artistic, educational, and diversity programs for all ages.

Donors of $10,000 or more receive a customized package of exclusive benefits which include personalized ticket assistance, superior seating priority, recognition opportunities, and the chance to meet ABT’s renowned artists.

Major Donors are welcome to direct their impact to one or more program areas vital to ABT’s mission, such as Dancer Sponsorship or Production Support. If you are interested in becoming an ABT Major Donor, please contact us for more information.

General Operating Support

ABT Partners

Through annual gifts of $10,000 or more, ABT Partners play a critical role in the success of American Ballet Theatre and enjoy exceptional status in the life of ABT. To recognize and thank you for your partnership, we offer the opportunity to develop a long-lasting, meaningful relationship with the Company with a variety of exclusive benefits.

Chairman’s Council

Chairman’s Council members provide financial support for American Ballet Theatre through annual gifts of $25,000 or more. These donors take on an active schedule that provides in-depth artistic and strategic insight. ABT provides members of The Chairman’s Council with the absolute best concierge service for all matters. Members enjoy the highest level of ABT Partner benefits in addition to numerous other exceptional opportunities.

Programs to Support

Dancer Sponsorships

As a Company, American Ballet Theatre’s most important assets are its dancers.

Dancer Sponsorships provide critical support for Company dancers, and the next generation of world-class dancers in ABT’s Apprentice Program, ABT Studio Company, and the ABT Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School.

Sponsors are recognized in Playbill and on ABT’s website.
Five levels of sponsorship are available, and each dancer may be sponsored by up to three sponsors:

Professional Dancer Sponsorships
Principal Dancer Sponsor – $35,000 annually
Soloist Sponsor – $25,000 annually
Corps de Ballet Sponsor – $15,000 annually

Pre-Professional Dancer Sponsorships
ABT Apprentice Sponsor – $12,500 annually
ABT Studio Company Dancer Sponsor – $12,500 annually

Training & Community

In 2004, ABT established the ABT Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School to provide the highest quality ballet training for the next generation of dancers and to provide a pipeline of talent for the Company. There are many ways to support ABT’s Training and Community Programs and each assures ABT’s future as the leading exemplar of classical dance in America.

Scholarships for Pre-Professional Division students ensure the artistic development of young dancers of exceptional potential. Donors to the Scholarship Fund are listed in all ABT Playbills and receive prominent recognition at ABT JKO School performances.

Pre-Professional Division (Dancers ages 12-17):

Upper Levels 2 & 3 – $10,000

Upper Level 1 – $8,000

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Diversity & Inclusion

American Ballet Theatre is committed to the advancement of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the arts. Through programs like ABT RISE, ABT brings awareness to the importance of creating a ballet community that reflects the rich diversity of America on stage, in the studio, and behind the scenes. As America’s National Ballet Company®, ABT celebrates and embraces people’s differences to ensure that the art form remains relevant, and that the creation and joy of classical dance is open to all.

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Production Support

American Ballet Theatre is in the midst of a period of profound artistic innovation. In addition to serving as the standard bearer for classical ballet in American and engaging the world’s most illustrious artists, the Company invigorates the canon annually with new work. These works will amplify ABT’s position as the definitive champion of perennial classics and source of groundbreaking new creations.


Special Events


  • Auditions
  • Behind The Scenes
  • Family
  • Members Only
  • Public
  • Special Events
  • Under $25


  • ABT On Tour
  • Fall Season
  • Summer Season
  • The Nutcracker


  • Dancers Circle
  • Family
  • Golden Circle
  • Junior Council
  • Major Gifts

    Dancer Training

  • ABT JKO School Children's Division
  • ABT JKO School Pre-Professional Division
  • ABT Studio Company
  • Summer Intensives

    Teacher Training

  • NTC

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For more information or to become an ABT Major Donor, please contact us.

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