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Special Events

Supporting Pennsylvania Ballet by purchasing tickets to our special events is a great way to have fun, meet the dancers, and help Pennsylvania Ballet all at the same time! Sponsoring an event is a wonderful way to entertain clients or employees and increase your company’s visibility. For all events, a portion of any ticket purchased is fully tax-deductible.

  • Nutcracker Magic

    Saturday, December 12, 2015

    Children of all ages will enjoy this delightful family party and luncheon in the Ballroom at the Bellevue before a matinee performance of George Balanchine's The Nutcracker™. Crafts, entertainers and performers from the production will mingle with guests and you’ll even get a chance to learn a dance from the ballet!


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    Co-Chairs: Mati Bonetti de Buccini, Mimi Greenly and Hannah Griswold McFarland

    Committee: Gina Amsbaugh, Dolores Carter, Kristen Corcoran, Christina deForest Keys, Gail Detweiler, Meg Durkin, Amy Gadsden, Dr. Janice Gault, Sara Glaser, Priscilla Gutheil, Carolyn Harkins, Linda Hauptfuhrer, Erin Hinkle, Alexandra Levin, Kim Coulson Macaione, Suzanne Manion, Sharon Mankovich, Sarah Marshall, Dr. Lindsey Marshall-Pierce, Kate Murphy, Leslie Newbold, Katherine O'Leary, Page Pendse, and Liad Pernock. 

  • Don Quixote World Premiere Dinner

    Thursday, March 3, 2016

    Academy of Music Ballroom 

    Be with us on Opening Night as we celebrate the world premiere of Angel Corella’s Don Quixote with an elegant dinner in the stunning Academy of Music Ballroom. Your event ticket includes a ticket to the Opening Night performance.

    Tickets will be available soon!



  • Dress Rehearsal Luncheon

    Thursday, May 12, 2016, 11:00am

    Join fellow ballet enthusiasts for a delicious pre-rehearsal luncheon at Estia and hear about life behind the curtain from our guest speaker. Then cross Locust Street to see the Dress Rehearsal of A Program of Firsts, featuring a performance of George Balanchine’s Serenade, at the Academy of Music.  

    Tickets will be available soon!

  • Annual Fall Gala

    Friday, October 7, 2016, 6:30pm

    This black-tie event celebrates the start of each season, and is your only opportunity of the year to dance with our dancers. The 2016 date for the Gala will take place on Friday, October 7 at the elegant Union League. Please contact Danielle Matteau for more information at

    Many thanks to our dedicated 2015 Gala Committee, who raised over $270,000 for Pennsylvania Ballet!

    Gala Chairs: Leeann & Andrew Kress
    Gala Vice Chairs: Jonathan S. Stavin & Dr. George T. Lynch, IV
    Gala Corporate Chairs: David Schellenberg & Jason Pride

    Committee: Brigitte & Leo Addimando, Jane & James Allsopp, Elisabeth & Peter Cooke, Barbara Eberlein, Claire & Mike Greenwood, Kate Groshong, Kelly Gross, Elizabeth Hainen & David DePeters, Bridgette Mayer Johnson & Tariq Johnson, Keith Munera & Dr. John Wildemore, Judy & Jerold Novick, Charlotte & Jason Pride, Meg & Don Ragas, Kristin Schinella, Lisa & Edward Spaniel, Drs. Karen & Gary Zimmer

  • Fashion at the Barre – Saks Fashion Show & Cocktail Party

    Fashion at the Barre

    Fashion Show & Cocktails with Artist of Pennsylvania Ballet

    Join the Artists of Pennsylvania Ballet for cocktails, refreshments and private shopping at Saks Fifth Avenue in Bala Cynwyd. The evening features a fashion show with Pennsylvania Ballet dancers modeling the latest in men’s and women’s fashion.

    Stay tuned – the Fall 2016 date will be announced soon!

    A HUGE thank you to our 2015 Fashion at the Barre Committee, who raised a record $13,875 and counting for Pennsylvania Ballet!


    Chairs: Anne Titterton and Pennsylvania Ballet Dancer Edward Barnes

    Committee: Dawn Beckett, Patti Dietrich, Lisa Glassner Kovacs, Janis Goodman, Pnina Kuznits, Tammy Murabito, Allie Noll, Sejita Page, Sherry Pearlstein, Lisa Rapetti, David Schellenberg, Maria Viola-Kuttruff, Jeannie Voss, Tracy Anne Wenzinger.