Support our Mission to Bring Dance to Everyone
Support from our donors and partners enables us to offer performances, education and community events across Canada.
Make a donation to help us bring dance from coast to coast.
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Why your Support Matters
Canada’s Ballet Jörgen was formed to support the development of new Canadian ballets and make ballet more inclusive and accessible for artists and audiences alike. We have had the privilege of living out this vision for over 30 years through performance, education, and community engagement across all ten Canadian provinces. Your support ensures that we can continue to offer programming that grows and transforms the cultural landscape of communities from coast to coast.
Our Giving Levels
First Position ($100 – $249)
A gift of $120 (For as little as $10 a month) will cover the costs of one outreach performance in an elementary school with highlights from some of our ballets. Such interactive performance provides an opportunity to learn about ballet as a storytelling medium. The children learn basic positions, discover how to convey emotions through movement, try out some dance steps and, of course, see excerpts from ballets performed by 2 or 3 professional dancers!
Second Position ($250 – $499)
A gift of $300 (monthly gift of $25 or more) will cover the costs for one local child to perform in our full-length ballets onstage with the Company, as part of our Local Participant program. Canada’s Ballet Jörgen’s Local Participant program offers young dancers across Canada the opportunity to perform alongside the company’s professional dancers in our major productions. Our work inspires young Canadians to embrace ballet and is a proven success in creating memories to last a lifetime.
As a thank you, you will receive a poster from the ballet your child performs in, autographed by one of the principal dancers!
Third Position ($500 – $999)
A gift of $600 (monthly gift of $50 or more) will provide one scholarship for a summer student to participate in our summer programs. At CBJ, we offer annual summer programs for young dancers at various levels and intensive training for advanced dancers preparing for a career as a professional dancer.
As a thank you, you will receive an invitation to an in-studio rehearsal and a poster autographed by one of the principal dancers.
Fourth Position ($1,000 – $2,499)
A gift of $1,200 (monthly gift of $100 or more) will give one aspiring young dancer the opportunity to join the Junior Company and to learn CBJ choreography from our repertiore. Junior Company allows dancers (aged 16 and up) to immerse themselves into a professional dance company environment; this program is for the dancer seeking their first professional full- time job in a dance company. Dancers will work directly with the artistic director Bengt Jörgen to create new works, hone repertoire and put professional poise to technique, etiquette and work habits.
As a thank you, you will receive a backstage tour after a performance in the city closest to you, an invitation to an in-studio rehearsal, and a poster autographed by one of the principal dancers.
Fifth Position ($2,500 – $4,999)
A gift of $2,500 (monthly gift of $210 or more) will support our mission to provide outreach and education programming in a remote underserved community. Your donation will help us to inspire, enrich, and connect with communities through dance.
As a thank you, you will receive:
- an invitation to our next Season Launch Party
- a backstage tour after a performance in the city closest to you
- an invitation to an in-studio rehearsal
- a poster autographed by one of the principal dancers.
CBJ’s diversity lends itself to short works that capture an idea or a unique set of physical traits of our dancers. We will retain guest choreographers to create standalone pas de deux to showcase our dancers and add to education and performance tours to delight our audiences.
Each work will cost approximately $5,000, and we seek to add five of them to our repertoire this year.
Chassé ($7,500 – 9,999)
A gift of $5,000 (monthly gift of $417 or more) will support the Local Participants Program for an entire community where we are touring. You will directly impact the lives of young dancers, giving them the opportunity to dance onstage with a professional ballet company; truly a dream come true for these young aspirants! You are making a positive difference and we thank you from the bottom of our pliés!
Arabesque ($10,000 – 24,999)
With a gift of $10,000 you can sponsor one of our self-presented performances!
Pas de Deux ($25,000 – 99,000 )
Help us continue creating new dance.
The gift of $50,000 will sponsor the development of new work by renowned Canadian choreographers.
The gift of $75,000 will help us refresh one of our earliest productions Romeo & Juliet – by maintaining and refurbishing its set and costumes for the upcoming 2022 Performance Tour.
View CBJ Sponsorship Opportunities
Your support will ensure that dance remains accessible to audiences and learners, and that there is an opportunity to dance for those who have trained so hard to perform.
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Donate Aeroplan Miles
CBJ brings ballet to all corners of the country—help us travel further by making a donation of Aeroplan miles!
Corporate & Foundation Giving
An investment in creativity, quality performance and Canadian culture.
Leave a Legacy
Enabling future generations of Canadians to experience the transformative magic of ballet.
An investment in Canada’s Ballet Jörgen and a legacy for future artists and audiences.
Our Partners & Donors
Canada’s Ballet Jörgen would like to give our most sincere gratitude to all our partners, sponsors, and individual donors who have helped us advance the art and appreciation of ballet and Canadian choreography through performance, education and outreach.
As a volunteer, you are a vital part of Canada’s Ballet Jörgen’s mission to make ballet accessible to everyone.