The UK Friends of The National Ballet of Canada (UK Friends) has been established as a registered charity in England and Wales (1170186) to support the activities of The National Ballet of Canada in the UK. Donations to the UK Friends will be used to support The National Ballet of Canada’s excellence in performance in the UK including touring, the development of exciting new productions and outreach programmes.
Under Artistic Director Karen Kain, The National Ballet of Canada is inspiring more audiences internationally than ever before. Her focus is to recruit and nurture the finest dancers from around the world, and to produce exciting and unique new works. Central to her vision is to increase the company’s international presence, drawing on its successful touring experiences in the UK. In Karen's words, "Putting the National Ballet back on the world stage has been one of my most passionate ambitions as Artistic Director. When I was a dancer, I benefited enormously from the many experiences that go along with a touring engagement. I had the chance to work with other artists, gain exposure to new audiences and draw inspiration from other cities and cultures. Our dancers are of a calibre that they deserve to be seen and to represent the best of Canadian culture abroad.”
"As a Canadian who has lived in the UK for over 23 years, I am honoured to support The National Ballet of Canada and its mission to showcase its considerable talents to an ever-increasing international audience. Supporters throughout the world can only marvel as this company continues to go from strength to strength." Nancy Miller, Chair, UK Friends of The National Ballet of Canada
To show our gratitude for your generosity, we are pleased to offer you special recognition (for any donation £95 and over) that will enhance your experiences with The National Ballet of Canada and keep you up-to-date with our activities.
> Donor updates and a subscription to Preview, The National Ballet of Canada’s quarterly newsletter
> Donor impact emails and podcasts
> Notification of The National Ballet of Canada’s tours in London or other dance centres in Europe
> Invitations to The National Ballet of Canada's events when the company is on tour
> Opportunities when you are in Toronto, Canada, to see rehearsals or visit backstage
> Recognition by name in The National Ballet of Canada's donor listings (for donations £300 and over)
Please complete the donation form and send with cheque, payable to UK Friends of The National Ballet of Canada, to:
UK Friends of The National Ballet of Canada
14 Stevenage Road