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 dancers on-stage

  • 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 dancers on-stage

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 dancers on-stage

  • 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 dancers on-stage

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 dancers on-stage

  • 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 dancers on-stage

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.

Have a question or rather join Ailey by phone?

Please call our Membership Office at (212) 405-9033 or email us at  supportailey@alvinailey.org.

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