FIRST POSITION PATRONS
A unique collective of young patrons united by a passion for supporting young artists and the power of dance
We are Canada’s National Ballet School, but our name only begins to describe what we do.
In fact, we are the world leader in developing the most innovative and wide-ranging programs that harness the transformational power of dance to change people’s lives for the better - from professional programs that train the next generation of ballet dancers and dance teachers for diverse careers around the world, to the NBS Sharing Dance initiative that engages all Canadians in realizing their artistic potential and enjoying better health through movement.
Join NBS’ First Position Patrons with our new monthly giving program and discover opportunities to engage with NBS year-round.
YOUR MONTHLY CONTRIBUTION OF $35 SUPPORTS:
- NBS’ annual fundraising Gala
- One unique initiative each year (TBC)
- More people of every age and ability accessing the full breadth of NBS’ high-quality dance programs
FIRST POSITION PATRONS ENJOY:
Pledge your support today!
First Position Patrons membership – Donation Form
First Position Patrons membership – Details
- One ticket to the NBS Gala’s Young Patrons Reception (or equivalent fundraising event)
- Free admission to First Position Patron panels
- Invitation to NBS donor events
- Discount on NBS Spring Showcase tickets
- Access to Spring Showcase donor lounge
- Tax receipt for the allowable portion of your contribution contribution
NBS’ First Position Patrons initiative was launched in 2014 and is led by the First Position Patrons Committee (FPP). Together, the FPP lead the charge by developing and hosting FPP events and activities that focus on how Canada’s National Ballet School is influencing the world positively through dance, in both their professional and community programming projects.
Committee Vice Chair
2018-2019 First Position Patrons Committee (FPP)
- Raji Aujla
- Evie Begy
- Patricia Carswell
- Lisa Conway
- Cécile Ferandier-Sicard
- Emad Ghattas
- Beatriz Graetzer
- Sara Grimbly
- Vasilia Kratsios
- Gurbani Marwah
- Kulin Matchhar
- Linley McConnell
- Qoratia Parmanand
- Mandy Usprech
- Hailey Vasyliw
- Breana Walker (mat leave)
Today’s young arts supporters. Tomorrow’s philanthropic leaders.