Individual Giving


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Individual Giving


Nearly 40% of Richmond Ballet’s yearly budget is funded through contributions. We rely on you to support exquisite performances, the highest caliber training and inspiring community engagement programs across the Commonwealth. We are truly your State Ballet of Virginia.

Gifts to the Richmond Ballet Annual Fund support the Ballet’s general operations, or you may designate your gift to support the Professional Company, The School of Richmond Ballet or Minds In Motion.

Whether you choose to become a member of the Cabriole Circle or the Friends Circle, every contribution makes a difference and advances our mission to “awaken and uplift the human spirit” through the art of dance.

Richmond Ballet gratefully accepts gifts of cash and stock. You can also donate online. Gifts may be mailed to

Richmond Ballet
Attn: Cathleen Studdard
407 East Canal Street
Richmond, VA 23219



*All benefits below are cumulative, rising through the giving levels. The benefits listed simply offer a highlight of how we express our gratitude for our donors.*

Consider joining our Cabriole Circle

A dynamic jump in ballet where one leg kicks the other one higher while the dancer is in mid-air. Our Cabriole Circle propels us higher, enabling us to reach the fullest potential of our mission.

PATRON – $1,500-2,499

  • includes post-show receptions at Dominion Energy Center for the Performing Arts

DANCER – $2,500-4,999

includes reserved parking for Dominion Energy Center for the Performing Arts

CHOREOGRAPHER – $5,000-9,999

  • includes an exclusive event with the dancers

DIRECTOR – $10,000-24,999

  • includes an exclusive Backstage Experience

STAR – $25,000

  • includes viewing a performance at the Dominion Energy Center for the Performing Arts from the wings


Consider joining our Friends Circle

Becoming a friend of Richmond Ballet shows how much you value our efforts to awaken and uplift the human spirit.

ASSOCIATE – $100-249

  • includes recognition in the playbill and VIP tickets to the Minds In Motion culminating performance

FAN – $250-999

  • includes a rehearsal viewing at the Canal Street Studios and a complimentary drink at one of our Studio performances

SUPPORTER – $1000-1,499

  • includes access to the Donor Lounge at Dominion Energy Center for the Performing Arts and special Behind the Scenes Receptions