Why We Need Your Support

Why We Need Your Support

Invest in Creativity and Commitment

The artists of The National Ballet of Canada inspire us with the best of ballet and our community of support makes it all possible. Over 40% of the National Ballet’s revenue comes from our generous donors: 36% from fundraising and 6% from the disbursement from the Endowment Foundation. 

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Your Impact as a Partner in Ballet

Each donation is vital to support our top priorities to:

Inspire through Excellence
To perform classical and contemporary ballet at the highest level to enterain, delight and move audiences
We held 96 performances for 169,301 audience members in 2016/17

Care About our Community
To make dance more accessible and to promote imagination, movement and creative expressions to our community

We reached 2,487,933 people through 2,688 outreach events in 2016/17

Nuture our Best
To attract, nuture and retain the most talented dancers and orchestra members
171 artists made their home at the National Ballet, including 75 dancers and 65 musicians, in 2016/17

Develop New Works
To create thrilling new works that engage audiences, offer fresh visions of dance and push the boundaries of the art form
Frame by Frame, from 
Robert Lepage and Guillaume Côté, had its world premiere in 2016/17

Represent Canada
To showcase our talent and creativity on the world stage through internation tours and livestreaming

We toured to Paris, London, San Fransisco and Ottawa in 2016/17

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