Join Our Donor Family

Play a pivotal role in the success of each ballet season, and come closer to the dance you’ve helped stage.

With your sustaining support to our Annual Fund, you stand with us in our mission to:

Inspire Audiences: Whether it moves audiences to tears or elation, we believe in ballet’s power to speak to the human spirit. Our supporters make it possible for us to showcase ballet’s best and brightest right here in Pittsburgh.

Position Students for Success: Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre School scholarship programs keep the dream of dancing within reach for all aspiring students. We teach ballet, and ballet teaches invaluable life skills.

Enrich our City: The arts enliven our lives – and our community. With more than 50,000 tickets sold annually, PBT is proud to be part of the cultural fabric of one of America’s most livable cities.

Move More People in Our Community: From STEAM curriculum to adaptive dance for people with special needs, PBT education programs bring ballet into schools and neighborhoods to help people of all ages reap the mind-body benefits of dance.


Donor Benefits

With your sustaining support of PBT, you can enjoy exclusive access to our dancers and to the artistic process. Signature benefits include:

Barre $100

Benefits include:

  • Recognition on pbt.org and in all performance programs
  • Autographed souvenir program*
  • 50% off one Community Division 10-class card

Soloist $250

All of the above, plus:

  • Exclusive PBT merchandise offers
  • Invitations to special events
  • Invitation to one PBT dress rehearsal

Principal $500

All of the above, plus:

  • Invitation to one studio rehearsal at PBT Studios in the Strip District

Ballet Master $1,000

All of the above, plus:

  • Invitation to a Lunch & Learn studio rehearsal at PBT Studios in the Strip District

Repetiteur $1,500

All of the above, plus:

  • Special opportunity to meet visiting artists

Patrons’ Circle $2,500

All of the above, plus:

  • Complimentary parking passes for subscribed performances
  • Exclusive access to private donor lounge during Benedum Center performances
  • VIP invitations to pre-performance events
  • Invitations to private studio rehearsals and events with company artists
  • Complimentary season souvenir*
  • Backstage tour of the Benedum Center
  • Concierge ticketing services

Director $5,000

All of the above, plus:

  • Access to private working rehearsals and company class, on stage at the theater
  • Photo opportunity with company dancers and artistic staff
  • Opportunity to host a private working rehearsal and reception at PBT Studios*

Chairman $10,000+

All of the above, plus:

  • Private event with PBT artists
  • Priority enrollment in specially planned trips with artistic and/or executive director
  • Dinner with the artistic director*
  • Backstage access to watch a performance from the wings*
  • 6 tickets to The Nutcracker donated to a charity of your choice*

* Available upon request. Subject to availability. 

Additional Details: If you have any questions about PBT’s donor programs, please contact the Development office at 412-454-9127.