Artistic Director's Circle

The Artistic Director’s Circle recognizes and honors our generous donors who made significant contributions to support the artistic vision of Robert Battle. Annual membership begins at $10,000 and offers unprecedented, behind the scenes access to Ailey's artistic process.

Artistic Director's Circle, $10,000

  • Special recognition in Ailey performance programs

  • Invitation to join the Company on exclusive International Ailey Partners trips

  • Personalized backstage tour of New York City Center

  • Access to House Seats and season passes to Ailey's VIP Lounge at New York City Center

  • Invitation to a season preview of new works at the Ailey Studios

  • Invitation to a special performance at New York City Center followed by an exclusive post-performance dinner with Robert Battle and special guests from the Company

  • Exclusive membership in Robert Battle's Artistic Director's Salon, an intimate series of private events designed to foster creative discourse and inspiration

  • Invitation to join a private working rehearsal of the Ailey company followed by a cocktail reception with Robert Battle and the dancers

  • Access to a Master class conducted by Robert Battle with top students from The Ailey School

  • Invitation to an intimate reception with Robert Battle, dancers and other leaders of Ailey

  • Invitation to a private showing of the New Directions Choreography Lab with discussion led by Robert Battle

  • The opportunity to designate a gift for an Ailey "New Work" with Playbill funding credit whenever the work is performed, and an invitation to its premiere

  • Two VIP Seats at North American Tour performance of your choice, for you or your guests, with a special backstage visit with the dancers

  • A private pre-performance champagne toast for up to six guests and an opportunity to join the dancer on-stage during intermission at a select Ailey performance at New York City Center

  • Special recognition in Ailey performance programs

  • Invitation to join the Company on exclusive International Ailey Partners trips

  • Personalized backstage tour of New York City Center

  • Access to House Seats and season passes to Ailey's VIP Lounge at New York City Center

  • Invitation to a season preview of new works at the Ailey Studios

  • Invitation to a special performance at New York City Center followed by an exclusive post-performance dinner with Robert Battle and special guests from the Company

  • Exclusive membership in Robert Battle's Artistic Director's Salon, an intimate series of private events designed to foster creative discourse and inspiration

  • Invitation to join a private working rehearsal of the Ailey company followed by a cocktail reception with Robert Battle and the dancers

  • Access to a Master class conducted by Robert Battle with top students from The Ailey School

  • Invitation to an intimate reception with Robert Battle, dancers and other leaders of Ailey

  • Invitation to a private showing of the New Directions Choreography Lab with discussion led by Robert Battle

  • The opportunity to designate a gift for an Ailey "New Work" with Playbill funding credit whenever the work is performed, and an invitation to its premiere

  • Two VIP Seats at North American Tour performance of your choice, for you or your guests, with a special backstage visit with the dancers

  • A private pre-performance champagne toast for up to six guests and an opportunity to join the dancer on-stage during intermission at a select Ailey performance at New York City Center

Artistic Director's Circle, $15,000

  • Special recognition in Ailey performance programs

  • Invitation to join the Company on exclusive International Ailey Partners trips

  • Personalized backstage tour of New York City Center

  • Access to House Seats and season passes to Ailey's VIP Lounge at New York City Center

  • Invitation to a season preview of new works at the Ailey Studios

  • Invitation to a special performance at New York City Center followed by an exclusive post-performance dinner with Robert Battle and special guests from the Company

  • Exclusive membership in Robert Battle's Artistic Director's Salon, an intimate series of private events designed to foster creative discourse and inspiration

  • Invitation to join a private working rehearsal of the Ailey company followed by a cocktail reception with Robert Battle and the dancers

  • Access to a Master class conducted by Robert Battle with top students from The Ailey School

  • Invitation to an intimate reception with Robert Battle, dancers and other leaders of Ailey

  • Invitation to a private showing of the New Directions Choreography Lab with discussion led by Robert Battle

  • The opportunity to designate a gift for an Ailey "New Work" with Playbill funding credit whenever the work is performed, and an invitation to its premiere

  • Two VIP Seats at North American Tour performance of your choice, for you or your guests, with a special backstage visit with the dancers

  • A private pre-performance champagne toast for up to six guests and an opportunity to join the dancer on-stage during intermission at a select Ailey performance at New York City Center

  • Special recognition in Ailey performance programs

  • Invitation to join the Company on exclusive International Ailey Partners trips

  • Personalized backstage tour of New York City Center

  • Access to House Seats and season passes to Ailey's VIP Lounge at New York City Center

  • Invitation to a season preview of new works at the Ailey Studios

  • Invitation to a special performance at New York City Center followed by an exclusive post-performance dinner with Robert Battle and special guests from the Company

  • Exclusive membership in Robert Battle's Artistic Director's Salon, an intimate series of private events designed to foster creative discourse and inspiration

  • Invitation to join a private working rehearsal of the Ailey company followed by a cocktail reception with Robert Battle and the dancers

  • Access to a Master class conducted by Robert Battle with top students from The Ailey School

  • Invitation to an intimate reception with Robert Battle, dancers and other leaders of Ailey

  • Invitation to a private showing of the New Directions Choreography Lab with discussion led by Robert Battle

  • The opportunity to designate a gift for an Ailey "New Work" with Playbill funding credit whenever the work is performed, and an invitation to its premiere

  • Two VIP Seats at North American Tour performance of your choice, for you or your guests, with a special backstage visit with the dancers

  • A private pre-performance champagne toast for up to six guests and an opportunity to join the dancer on-stage during intermission at a select Ailey performance at New York City Center

Artistic Director's Circle, $25,000

  • Special recognition in Ailey performance programs

  • Invitation to join the Company on exclusive International Ailey Partners trips

  • Personalized backstage tour of New York City Center

  • Access to House Seats and season passes to Ailey's VIP Lounge at New York City Center

  • Invitation to a season preview of new works at the Ailey Studios

  • Invitation to a special performance at New York City Center followed by an exclusive post-performance dinner with Robert Battle and special guests from the Company

  • Exclusive membership in Robert Battle's Artistic Director's Salon, an intimate series of private events designed to foster creative discourse and inspiration

  • Invitation to join a private working rehearsal of the Ailey company followed by a cocktail reception with Robert Battle and the dancers

  • Access to a Master class conducted by Robert Battle with top students from The Ailey School

  • Invitation to an intimate reception with Robert Battle, dancers and other leaders of Ailey

  • Invitation to a private showing of the New Directions Choreography Lab with discussion led by Robert Battle

  • The opportunity to designate a gift for an Ailey "New Work" with Playbill funding credit whenever the work is performed, and an invitation to its premiere

  • Two VIP Seats at North American Tour performance of your choice, for you or your guests, with a special backstage visit with the dancers

  • A private pre-performance champagne toast for up to six guests and an opportunity to join the dancer on-stage during intermission at a select Ailey performance at New York City Center

  • Special recognition in Ailey performance programs

  • Invitation to join the Company on exclusive International Ailey Partners trips

  • Personalized backstage tour of New York City Center

  • Access to House Seats and season passes to Ailey's VIP Lounge at New York City Center

  • Invitation to a season preview of new works at the Ailey Studios

  • Invitation to a special performance at New York City Center followed by an exclusive post-performance dinner with Robert Battle and special guests from the Company

  • Exclusive membership in Robert Battle's Artistic Director's Salon, an intimate series of private events designed to foster creative discourse and inspiration

  • Invitation to join a private working rehearsal of the Ailey company followed by a cocktail reception with Robert Battle and the dancers

  • Access to a Master class conducted by Robert Battle with top students from The Ailey School

  • Invitation to an intimate reception with Robert Battle, dancers and other leaders of Ailey

  • Invitation to a private showing of the New Directions Choreography Lab with discussion led by Robert Battle

  • The opportunity to designate a gift for an Ailey "New Work" with Playbill funding credit whenever the work is performed, and an invitation to its premiere

  • Two VIP Seats at North American Tour performance of your choice, for you or your guests, with a special backstage visit with the dancers

  • A private pre-performance champagne toast for up to six guests and an opportunity to join the dancer on-stage during intermission at a select Ailey performance at New York City Center

Areas to Support

Your membership contribution can support Ailey's many artistic and educational programs. See the areas of support below to learn more about each fund.

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