Production Builders

Production Builders

Expanding the Repertoire

Artistic Director Karen Kain has embarked on a considered and wide-ranging plan to expand The National Ballet of Canada's repertoire in concert with today's most visionary choreographers as well as supporters who understand and deeply believe in the importance of developing new work. Like venture capitalists, production supporters and underwriters invest in the talent of a creative team and their desire to explore choreographic and visionary ideas to create a new work of art.

"Being involved with a new production is thrilling. I am able to get real insight into how a new work is created, watching the choreographers and dancers bring all the pieces together. I find it so rewarding." Gail Hutchison, Underwriter, Emergence and The Man in Black

New productions also include the acquisition of  international ballets that are of significant importance to Canadian audiences and the artistic development of the National Ballet artists. Capital investment for all new productions through underwriting provides the resources for choreography, music, and costume, set and lighting design.

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Join us for the rare and exciting experience of being involved with the development of a major new work for the National Ballet. At the heart of a new creation, production underwriters have an historic opportunity to meet the creative team, attend rehearsals, engage with wardrobe and production staff and watch as ideas are transformed into reality.

To help provide capital funding for a new work, Production Support begins at $25,000.
Production Underwriters are asked to invest a minimum of $150,000.

For information about investing in new work, please contact:
Kate Halpenny
Associate Director of Development, Major Gifts
416 345 9686 x378


Top image credit: Guillaume Côté and Elena Lobsanova in Romeo and Juliet. Photo by Aleksandar Antonijevic.