How You Can Support NBS

There are many ways you can support Canada’s National Ballet School (NBS) in our mission to share the transformative power of dance across Canada. Join us as we discover, live and share the power of dance.

Donate to NBS

Donations to NBS help open doors to the many opportunities dance creates, and makes them accessible to all Canadians.

Donate to the Endowment

Donations to the Endowment and our Named Funds lay the groundwork for a sustainable, dependable future at NBS.

Leave a Legacy

There are many ways that you can make sharing the power of dance part of your legacy.

Join the First Position Patrons

The First Position Patrons (FPP) is a unique collective of young patrons united by a passion for supporting young artists and the power of dance.

Share Your Story

How has dancing opened doors in your life? Share the impact that dance has made on you or a loved one.

Volunteer

Volunteering at NBS is a great way to witness the transformative power of dance first hand. Apply today!

Dancing Opens Doors Partnerships


Dancing opens doors—not just to any opportunity, but to every opportunity. To learning and leadership, well-being and connection, and to remarkable creativity that inspires generations.

Over three years (2022-2024), the Dancing Opens Doors fundraising initiative will be the foundation of growth at Canada's National Ballet School. Learn more about how you can become a Dancing Opens Doors supporter today.

Become a Multi-Year Dancing Opens Doors Partner

Engage, Inspire and Lead—Join the Dancing Opens Doors journey by making an enduring gift to areas of high need and potential at Canada's National Ballet School. To speak to someone directly, please contact: Tessa Bulham, Chief of Advancement, tbulham@nbs-enb.ca or 416-964-5108

Become an Annual Dancing Opens Doors Partner

Dance is an art form that inspires through appreciation and participation. This year, a donation to Dancing Opens Doors will help people of all ages and abilities fall in love with dance, help more people see the dancer in themselves, ensure a vibrant future of art and artists that inspire us all. To speak to someone directly, please contact: Samantha Robinson, Senior Development Officer, Philanthropy, srobinson@nbs-enb.ca or 416.964.3780 ext. 2128

Become a 2023 Block Party Partner

Canada’s National Ballet School’s Block Party is Toronto’s premier event celebrating community and the power of diverse dance forms to enrich our lives. A donation or sponsorship for the Block Party will bring people of all ages together for a full day of pop-up performances, workshops, refreshments, and activities. To speak to someone directly, please contact: Tessa Bulham, Chief of Advancement, tbulham@nbs-enb.ca or 416-964-5108

Gifts of Securities

Canada’s National Ballet School accepts donations of publicly traded securities listed on prescribed stock exchanges (Canadian stock exchanges or on most foreign exchanges such as New York, London, Tokyo and Nasdaq). Please complete the below form and email it to the Development Office PRIOR to the transfer of securities. Once we’ve received the form, we will ensure the transfer of your securities is handled smoothly and efficiently.

Donate by Phone or Mail

We are pleased to assist you with a donation and answer any questions you may have about your contribution. Call us at 416-964-3780 or 1-800-387-0785. If you would like to make a donation through the mail, please print and mail this form to Canada's National Ballet School at 400 Jarvis St., Toronto, ON, M4Y 2G6

For US Donors

If you would like to donate in US dollars and receive a US tax charitable tax receipt, please donate through our US charity, Friends of Canada's National Ballet School at 416-964-3780 or 1-800-387-0785 or by mail to “Friends of Canada's National Ballet School” at 400 Jarvis St., Toronto, ON, M4Y 2G6

For International Donors

If you are outside Canada and would like to make a donation, we are able to accept online donations through CanadaHelps, or by phone at 416-964-3780 or 1-800-387-0785 or mail with the NBS donation form to “Canada's National Ballet School” at 400 Jarvis St., Toronto, ON, M4Y 2G6

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