Welcome to the Directors’ Circle – a closer connection to Northern Ballet As Northern Ballet's Artistic Director I would like to invite you to join our new Directors' Circle. For more than 40 years Northern Ballet has brought the most exciting dance to audiences across the country and overseas. We have been recognised for raising the profile of dance through our high quality productions that mix classical ballet and theatre to create a highly entertaining experience which appeals to a wide audience. Northern Ballet creates more new full-length productions than any other major ballet company and we give opportunities to young dancers and artists that do not exist elsewhere. By joining the Directors' Circle you will help us to continue to grow and thrive while a series of exclusive events will give you an insight into the choreography, music, costume and set design, allowing you to develop a closer relationship with the dancers and creative team. I hope you will join us. Thank you. David Nixon OBE, Artistic Director
Northern Ballet is a national treasure and I am delighted to be the founding member of its Directors’ Circle. I very much hope that you will consider joining me and a growing group of individuals who have a passion for dance and a commitment to invest in the future of one of the country’s most successful dance companies. Phil Swallow, founding member of the Directors' Circle
We have crafted benefits at all levels allowing you to engage on a more personal basis with our work. Directors’ Circle, Silver level £1500 per year •
A personal invitation for two people to an exclusive event hosted by David Nixon OBE, Artistic Director
Two seats to the premiere of Northern Ballet's new productions with an invitation to an exclusive postperformance Company reception
Two best seats to a performance of your choice at your nearest venue and enjoy interval refreshments with a member of the Artistic team
A backstage tour at a venue of your choice
A dedicated booking and invitation service from Hannah Walker, Individual Giving Manager
An invitation for two people to a Northern Ballet Open Day
An invitation for two people to Dancing with David – where you will see members of the Company perform excerpts from a production as David Nixon talks through the concept of the story
An invitation for two people to a technical/ dress rehearsal at your nearest venue, preceded by a talk from a member of the Artistic team
Copies of Northern Ballet’s inside magazine
A programme of each of Northern Ballet's productions signed by a member of the Artistic team
Acknowledgement of your support in Northern Ballet's tour programmes, on the website and in the atrium of the Company's landmark headquarters in central Leeds Irrespective of the level of any donation and in return for a minimum payment of £750 a year (inclusive of VAT at the current rate) you will be provided with the benefits above. (£750 is the cost of membership and the additional £750 will qualify for Gift Aid).
Directors’ Circle, Gold level £2500 per year As Silver benefits plus • An
invitation for two to watch a performance of your choice from the wings
invitation for two to a private dinner with dancers and/or members of the Artistic team
Irrespective of the level of any donation and in return for a minimum payment of £1250 a year (inclusive of VAT at the current rate) you will be provided with the benefits above. (£1250 is the cost of membership and the additional £1250 will qualify for Gift Aid).
Directors’ Circle, Platinum level £5000 per year As Gold benefits plus • 10
tickets to a private dinner with members of the Artistic team followed by best seats to see a production in a venue of your choice. VIP interval refreshments and a chance to meet the cast after the performance
Irrespective of the level of any donation and in return for a minimum payment of £2500 a year (inclusive of VAT at the current rate) you will be provided with the benefits above. (£2500 is the cost of membership and the additional £2500 will qualify for Gift Aid).
Northern Ballet needs the generous support of our donors. Your support enables us to: •
Create new and inventive ballets, bringing dance to regional, national and international audiences
Develop the professional careers of our dancers
Provide training to the dancers of the future
Reach out to the diverse communities that we serve
Make ballet accessible to all, through open classes and learning programmes
Maintain our 27-piece sinfonia
Plan ambitiously for the future
The benefits of joining the Directors' Circle are described over the page. If you want to know more please contact Hannah Walker, Individual Giving Manager on 0113 220 8000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Joining is easy, simply complete the registration form at the back of this brochure and return it to: Hannah Walker, Individual Giving Manager, Northern Ballet, FREEPOST, NEA 11500, Leeds LS16 6YY
The Directors’ Circle Enrolment Form Please complete all relevant sections and return it to Hannah Walker, Individual Giving Manager, Northern Ballet, FREEPOST, NEA 11500, Leeds, LS16 6YY
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