Individual Giving

In addition to purchasing a single ticket or a season subscription, you can support North Carolina Dance Theatre through a contribution to our Annual Fund Campaign or in other ways. Donate Now!

Annual Fund
The Annual Fund helps North Carolina Dance Theatre fulfill its mission by funding choreography, education and outreach programming, and dance training in our official school, the North Carolina Dance Theatre School of Dance.

By contributing to the Annual Fund, you will receive a variety of benefits in appreciation for your support.

Dance Theatre’s Annual Donor Circle

Relevé Society


  • Subscription to our E-Club, e-newsletter
  • Free class through our open class division at our School of Dance

($100 - $249)
All of the above, PLUS…

  • Advance email notification of Donor Courtesy Days for advanced single ticket sales
  • Invitations to ONE Sneak Preview -
  • Name listed in performance playbill
  • Season website recognition

All of the above, PLUS…

  • Invitations to select special events (invitation requires cost of admission)
  • A comprehensive insider’s look at the makings of a show: invitation to tour the Patricia McBride and Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux Center for Dance, and see dancers in rehearsal, the wardrobe team dreaming up costumes and the production crew preparing to transport audiences to new places with light and sound.
  • Invitations to TWO Sneak Previews

($500 - $1,000)
All of the above, PLUS…

  • Invitations to THREE Sneak Previews
  • Opportunity to observe company class
  • Invitation to attend Annual Meeting of the Board of Trustees

Grand Jeté Society

($1,000 - $2,499)
All of the above, PLUS…

  • 10% discount on single tickets
  • Invitation to VIP Room Receptions (for you and guest)during intermission of select performance series
  • Invitations to Dance Theatre’s new Ballet Bite-Sized,” lunchtime presentations held several times a year at our state-of-the-art studios. Enjoy a different topic each time, facilitated by various members of Dance Theatre’s production, artistic and program staff. (Light lunch provided.)  
  • Access to a special single ticket reserve of premium seats for each performance through your personal ticketing concierge (Seats are best available for each performance and are available on a first come, first serve basis. Single tickets are non-refundable and cannot be exchanged)

($2,500 - $4,999)
All of the above, PLUS…

  • 15% discount on single tickets
  • Invitation to Annual Choreographer’s Dinner
  • Invitation to join on select donor trips (travel expenses incurred by donor)

($5,000 - $9,999)
All of the above, PLUS…

  • Invitation to attend a private studio rehearsal, meet choreographers and have lunch with Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux (to be scheduled in advance, subject to rehearsal schedule)
  • Opportunity to designate gift to help underwrite choreography
  • Opportunity to use Patricia McBride and Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux Center for Dance for special event

Artistic Director’s Society

($10,000 - $19,999)
All of the above, PLUS…

  • Prominent recognition at theater performances
  • Personalized backstage tour of the Knight Theater for you and up to three guests prior to performance (subject to prior arrangement and staging considerations)
  • Priority seating at select events
  • Invitation to Major Donor Dinner at the home of Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux and Patricia McBride

($20,000 - $49,999)
All of the above, PLUS…

  • Opportunity to share Dance Theatre with others through an additional and complimentary pair of tickets per performance series
  • Invitation for two individuals to special events honoring Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux and/or Patricia McBride (invitation requires cost of admission)
  • Access to watch one repertory performance from the wings. (limited to two individuals and subject to prior arrangement and staging considerations)
($50,000 and above)
A customized benefits package based on your interests

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Other Ways to Give

Gifts of Stock
Gifts of appreciated stock may be the most advantageous way to support NC Dance Theatre. The full value of the stock may be deductible.  Consult your financial advisor for more information.

Estate Planning
Plan for the future...Please consider including a financial gift to NC Dance Theatre in your will.
For more information on gifts of stock and estate planning, please contact the Development Office at 704.372.0101 x2777.

Our Donors

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