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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.

  • Don Quixote World Premiere Dinner

    Thursday, March 3, 2016

    Cocktails: 5:15 PM

    Dinner: 6:00 PM

    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.

    Tickets are $1,000 per person 

    Includes intimate dinner in the Academy of Music Ballroom, the World Premiere Performance of Angel Corella’s Don Quixote, recognition in the Academy of Music and in the Don Quixote Playbill, and a post-performance reception and photos with Angel Corella on the Academy Stage.


    Georgiana W. Noll & Linda Fynes Siegfried

    Governor Tom Wolf & First Lady Frances Wolf

    Kathy Z. Anderson, Bruce M. Eckert, Janis Lynn Goodman, Ph.D.,
    Cary S. Levinson, Esq., and Louise H. Reed


  • Dress Rehearsal Luncheon

    Dress Rehearsal Luncheon

    Thursday, May 12, 2016, 11:00am

     11:00am – Luncheon at Estia (1405 Locust Street)

     1:00pm – “A Program of Firsts” Dress Rehearsal (Academy of Music)

    Join fellow ballet enthusiasts for delicious pre-rehearsal luncheon at Estia and hear about life behind the curtain from our featured speaker Pennsylvania Ballet’s Resident Choreographer Matthew Neenan. Get an insider’s look at Neenan’s World Premiere for “A Program of Firsts”, which will also feature George Balanchine’s Serenade and Liam Scarlett’s Asphodel Meadows.

    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 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.

  • Nutcracker Magic

    Saturday, December 10, 2016, 12:00pm

    Children of all ages will enjoy this delightful family party and luncheon in the Grand 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!

    Please contact Danielle Matteau for more information at

    Nutcracker Magic raised $72,705 in 2015, thanks in large part to our extraordinary Nutcracker Magic Committee. The proceeds from the event will benefit Pennsylvania Ballet’s Community Engagement programs.

    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 Hinckle, 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.