Friends' Corps

Friends' Corps

Enhance Your Passion

When you join Friends' Corps, you will be invited behind the scenes to see the National Ballet’s artists at work. Their extraordinary performances inspire us, and you will be inspired even more by witnessing their dedication, hard work and incredible commitment up close. Through special opportunities to come behind the scenes, the National Ballet wishes to enhance your appreciation of dance and show you the impact of your donation. 

You can join The National Ballet of Canada’s Friends' Corps today for only $1. 

Friends' Corps View Gallery

"I donate to the National Ballet because I want to give back to a company that provides me with such joy. And as part of the donor community I feel I experience a deeper connection with the company." Earl Barnsley, Friends' Corps member

As a member of Friends' Corps, you are part of a community of passionate donors and ballets fans inspired by creativity, dedication and the pursuit of excellence. Friends' Corps donors make a significant contribution towards to the artists of the company and the meaningful experiences only great dance can provide.  

In appreciation of your gift, the National Ballet will engage you with: 

  • Our exclusive donor newsletter, Preview 
  • Email updates about the company's artists and activities, to share the impact of your donation.

Starting at $75, donors will also receive invitations to special Friends’ Corps events including opportunities to meet the artists of the National Ballet, to come behind the scenes, and events for children and families, as well as the invitation to use the Friends’ Corps lounge at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts during main season performances.

View Recognition

"I love working with our Friends’ Corps donors because they are incredibly passionate and very involved. I always enjoy our behind the scenes events because I see our members get even more excited about ballet and watch their appreciation grow"
- Deanna Underwood, Manager, Individual Giving 

Join Friends' Corps Now

Upcoming Friends' Corps Events

Friends' Corps Night
June 27, 2018

2017/18 Event Calendar


For more information about Friends' Corps, please contact the Individual Giving team at
416 345 9686 x395
friendscorps@national.ballet.ca