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Artists of the Ballet during a Dance About performance. Photo by Bruce Zinger.


Essential Partners in Culture

Foundation donors are essential partners in ensuring that the National Ballet continues to flourish, maintaining the highest standards of excellence in all its endeavours. Foundation partnerships over the years have provided essential funding to the many initiatives and programmes that set the National Ballet apart as a true cultural leader.

The National Ballet partners with different foundations, aligning with the interests, guidelines and missions of both organizations. Funding grants help the National Ballet grow and develop, ensuring our ongoing success. Areas of current funding include:

  • The Health and Wellness programme to support our talented dancers
  • The Orchestra, which provides the richness and immediacy of live music for every performance
  • Production support, including restoring legacy ballets and commissioning original new works
  • Education programmes to deepen the audience’s appreciation of the art form
  • Youth and community programmes to promote and inspire dance, imagination and creativity

Become Involved

As a robust and vibrant performing arts company, the National Ballet is always evolving artistically and testing itself creatively. Our commitment to innovation and excellence remains steadfastly unchanged, possible, in part, by the generous funding of our Foundation partners.

For more information about opportunities to partner with The National Ballet of Canada, please contact:

Diana Reitberger, CFRE
Director of Development 
416 345 9686 x306 


Foundation Partners

The National Ballet of Canada is grateful to the following Foundations for their generous support.
(As of September 30, 2013)

$30,000 and above
The Frank Gerstein Charitable Foundation
Hal Jackman Foundation
The McLean Foundation
The Catherine & Maxwell Meighen Foundation

$15,000 - $29,999
J.P. Bickell Foundation

$5,000 - $14,999 
Audrey S. Hellyer Charitable Foundation
The Langar Foundation

$2,000 - $4,999
Hope Charitable Foundation
The K. M. Hunter Charitable Foundation
Kenneth G. Mills Foundation
Judith Teller Foundation
The Geoffrey H. Wood Foundation 

$500 - $1,999
Jackman Foundation 
The Nixon Charitable Foundation
Styles Family Foundation
The Young Family Foundation
One Anonymous Donor