Young Partners

Join this lively group of young professionals.

Young Partners

Support Boston Ballet and join one of Boston's most dynamic young patrons circles.

Boston Ballet Soloist Irlan Silva at OFFSTAGE Jewels

Photo Credit: SLY Photography


This vibrant group of young supporters ages 21–40 receive unique opportunities to engage with the art and artists of Boston Ballet at behind-the-scenes networking and social events.
Throughout the season, Young Partners are invited to support Boston’s dynamic arts scene and connect with like-minded young professionals and company dancers at intimate Beyond the Stage salon talks, Glass After Class ballet workshops led by a company dancer, post-performance OFFSTAGE meet-ups downtown, select volunteer opportunities, and more.
Young Partners represent the future of Boston Ballet by cultivating the next generation of donors, patrons, and ballet leadership. Benefits begin with a $250 gift and increasing opportunities are unlocked at each giving level.  Join this lively group of young professionals with a donation today!

2017-2018 Levels & Benefits

Level I - 250+
  • Invitations to all Young Partner season OFFSTAGE events immediately following designated Thursday performances of each ballet (excluding the Nutcracker)
  • Invitations to select Young Partner events throughout the season, including The Nutcracker Holiday Party, Brunch & Ballet, and one Beyond the Stage salon talk
  • Access to the Young Partners' lounge at the Boston Opera House on OFFSTAGE nights
  • Opportunity to participate in a special strategic initiative, the Young Partners Advisory Committee (details below)
  • Digital recognition on the Young Partners webpage throughout the season
Level II - $500+

All preceding opportunities, plus:

  • A complimentary Young Partners tote bag
  • Invitation to a Glass After Class—beginner ballet class taught by a company dancer—and two Beyond the Stage salon talks
  • Exclusive pre-show dancer talk on a designated OFFSTAGE night
  • Access to specially-priced Young Partner tickets to the 2018 Boston Ballet Ball, the Ballet’s glamorous annual black tie benefit on February 10, 2018*
Level III - $750+

All preceding opportunities, plus:

  • Invitation to exclusive BB@home performance and reception (ticketed event)
  • Access to specially-priced Young Partner tickets to the Boston Ballet Season Opening Night Party on November 3, 2017*
Level IV - $1,250+

All preceding opportunities, plus:

  • Post-performance backstage tour led by a company dancer on a designated OFFSTAGE night (must hold performance tickets for that evening)
  • Invitation to attend a rehearsal viewing for a designated spring production

*Limited number of tickets available; offer does not apply to Young Partners who are members of the Boards of Overseers or Trustees

Young Partners who make a gift of $2,500 and greater are recognized in the Benefactors' Circle

2017-2018 Season Events

All event invitations are sent by email throughout the season. Events and benefits are subject to change.

All Levels

Networking Social | September 7 | Pre-season networking happy hour downtown
Brunch & Ballet | October 15 | Exclusive adult beginner ballet class taught by a Boston Ballet School instructor, followed by brunch at Boston Ballet’s home studios

OFFSTAGE: Obsidian Tear | November 9 | Post-performance reception with fellow Young Partners and company dancers downtown

The Nutcracker Holiday Party | December 14 | The signature Young Partners’ social event of the season

Beyond the Stage Salon | New Date TBD | Intimate behind-the-scenes salon talk with a special Boston Ballet guest

OFFSTAGE: Romeo & Juliet | March 22 | Special pre-show reception with fellow Young Partners in the Opera House’s VIP lounge

OFFSTAGE: Parts In Suite | April 5 | Post-performance reception with fellow Young Partners and company dancers downtown

OFFSTAGE: Classic Balanchine | May 31 | Post-performance reception with fellow Young Partners and company dancers downtown

OFFSTAGE: La Sylphide | June 7 | Post-performance reception with fellow Young Partners and company dancers downtown

Level II+

All preceding activities, plus:
Glass After Class | January 25 | Exclusive beginner ballet class taught by a company dancer, followed by drinks offsite
Boston Ballet Ball* | February 10 | The Ballet’s glamorous annual black tie benefit
Pre-Show Dancer Talk | April 5 | Intimate pre-show talk with a company dancer

Beyond the Stage Salon | May 1 | Intimate behind-the-scenes salon talk with a special Boston Ballet guest

Level III+

All preceding activities, plus:
Season Opening Night Party | November 3* | Opening night celebration for the 2017-18 season
Rehearsal Viewing | May 23 | Rehearsal viewing and reception at the Boston Opera House

Level IV+

All preceding activities, plus: 
BB@home* | October 5 | Intimate performance and reception at Boston Ballet’s home studios
Post-Performance Backstage Tour | May 31 | Backstage tour lead by a company dancer

*Ticketed event.

Offstage VIP Pass

Don’t miss Young Partner night at Boston Ballet—get your VIP pass to the Thursday evening performance series with this exclusive offer for great seats and guaranteed access to your favorite Young Partner event!

Looking for other ways to get involved as a Young Partner?

Young Partners Council

The Young Partners Council is the leadership board of the Young Partners. Through attendance at the season’s events and participation in quarterly meetings, council members represent this dynamic group of young patrons to the organization and act as ambassadors of Boston Ballet to its next generation of supporters. Comprised of twelve volunteer members and company dancers, the council helps drive the program’s philanthropic, event, and social media strategies to ensure that we are thoughtfully engaging Young Partners while supporting the institutional priorities of Boston Ballet. Specific roles may include: social media chair, stewardship chair, Boston Ballet School representative, ECI (Education and Community Initiatives) representative, and Advisory Committee liaison.

Advisory Committee

The Young Partners Advisory Committee is an opportunity for task-driven and strategic-minded Young Partners who are interested in learning more about the business side of Boston Ballet. Committee members lend external perspectives and industry expertise on short-term and special institutional projects at select meetings throughout the year. Past topics have included: Boston Ballet 101, Millennial Audience Development, and Corporate Partnerships.

Host an Event 

Interested in hosting a salon talk or other Young Partners events in your home? Do you have access to a communal event space in your apartment building or other venue? We’d love to partner with you! Hosting smaller events in a private home or business of a Young Partner allows us to further engage this lively group of young patrons in a more intimate and collegial setting.

Young Partners Fundraising Initiative: Funding The Future

Through our Funding the Future campaign, we hope to leave a lasting impression on the future of the Ballet and dance education. Gifts of all sizes are welcome and will go to support the Mikko Nissinen Scholarship Fund, a scholarship endowment fund for students training for a professional ballet career with Boston Ballet School. Learn more | Donate

Contact & Connect

Facebook and Instagram@bostonballetyoungpartners #YoungPartnersBB

Please email for more information.

2017-2018 Young Partners Council

Yasin Akbari, new member outreach chair
Noelle Barbosa, social media chair
Taylor Bellefeuille, fundraising co-chair
Andy Garcia, artist of the company (dancer representative)
Caroline E. S. Humphrey, Esq., fundraising co-chair
Joanna Humphrey Flynn, council chair
Betti Packman, member stewardship chair
Lawrence Rines, second soloist (dancer representative)
Anne Tucci, advisory committee liaison

2017-2018 Season Young Partners

*as of April 23, 2018

Anonymous (3)
Yasin E. Akbari
Alexandra M. Anderson
Joshua D. Anderson
Jennifer Audeh
Kate Austin
Noelle Barbosa & Aaron Watters
Erin Barnes
John Batter
Brendan & Taylor Bellefeuille
Jennifer Berk
Alona Birjiniuk
Juan Bradley
Chris Campbell
Michael R. Cassidy
Adelle Chang & Eddie Yoon
Amy Chang and Jesse Ge
Salem Chism
Maria Chiu
John & Nicole Clark
Casey Alexion Cokkinias
Kaitlin E. Costello
Isabella C. D'Agosto
Ms. Meghan Dean
Mr. Derek Jackman & Mr. Timothy Deer
William P. Deshler Jr
Nora Dillon
Tyler Done
Melissa Donovan & Paul Karger
Dr. & Mrs. Brian Epstein
Dr. Millie Anne Ferrés & Mr. Guillermo Durán
Jessie Fleurantin
Bryan Flynn & Joanna Humphrey Flynn
Fort Point Payments, Inc.
Edward Fox Davis
Dr. Sandra M. Frei
Haley Fuller
Edward Gaeta
Ashwin Gargeya
Andres Garzon & Megan McGoldrick
Evie I. Goryshina
Liz Gottbrecht
Brittany Greenfield
John R. Gwin
Julianna Hanlon, Esq.
Paris Heymann
Mr. Edsall Hilty Jr.
Miriam Hood
Ms. Jessica Hook
Ms. Caroline Humphrey
Leslie John
Jenny Johnson
Tara & Reid Jordan
Naima Joseph
Ms. Kristine Kaktins
Ashley & Wesley Karger
Priyanka Khanna
Jessica Klebanoff
Genevieve Klim
Eric Klotch & Catherine Owens
Emily Korzec
Kristin E. LaRoche
Jennifer Law & Collin de La Bruere
Dr. Alla V. Lescure Smith & David E. Rodriguez
Lianne G. Leventhal
Beth Lizardo
Eva Luo
Andrew Lysaght
Dr. Reid A. Maclellan MD
Ms. Mary Manning Hanlon
Mr. Ferdinand Martignetti
John Hunter Massad
Kaitlin McCarthy
Benjamin McGuire & Joshua Janson
Patrick McKee
Gautam Mukunda
Catherine Murphy
Mr. Nick Nanda
Elly & David Newbower
Freddy T. Nguyen, MD, PhD
Adrien and Jessica Nussenbaum
Benjamin Nuzzo
Desmond O'Leary
Kathleen O'Leary
Max Osbon
Betti Packman
Thanos & Maria Pantazis
Melody Pao
Josie Papazis
Mr. John Patota
Kirsten Patzer
Jean Paulynice
Kate Pinto
Gretchen Piwinski
Emily Pugh
Smitha Ramakrishna
Caroline Rando
Steve Rivera & Israel Meir
Dr. Ben Robbins and Mrs. Breighl Robbins
JR Roy
Daniel & Jessica Schmitz
Dave Schor & Cristina Lopez
William Schroeder & Nina Lewis-Schroeder
Benjamin Schwartz
Jessie & Jeffrey Wechsler
Christopher Shikashio
Amanda Spratley
Michael & Jamie Sroczynski
Dr. Ariel Stern
Amara Suebsaeng
Carrie Sunde & Tom Wu
Samuel Taylor
Natalie Tejero
Jolynn Tjahyadi Tjhia
Erika Todd
Sara Trowbridge & David Mou
Anne Tucci
Matthew Van Buskirk
Karena Viehbacher
Julia Walsh
Chris Wilfong & Ashley Bleimes
Ms. Tiffany Yu & Mr. Melvin Hibberd
Katherine Zhang

The audience connection to the art is what truly brings it to life.

Mikko Nissinen, Artistic Director