From those who love dance, to our artists who love to dance

Philanthropy is a gift

Join The Australian Ballet family

Philanthropy is a vital part of The Australian Ballet. It is only with the support of individuals, trusts and foundations and bequests that the company is able to perform at the highest standard every night, tour internationally, and dream for the future.

365体育网址Individuals who give to The Australian Ballet are welcomed into our “ballet family”. Throughout the year, you’re invited to engage with our dancers and the supporting teams behind the curtain. There are many ways to get involved, and we would love to hear about your passion for the company.

365体育网址So please join us and discover how you can help ensure the long-term future of The Australian Ballet. 

Kenneth Watkins, Philanthropy Director
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1300 752 900 

Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm

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The Australian Ballet Philanthropy
365体育网址 Reply Paid 79407, Southbank VIC 3006

Every time we look at The Australian Ballet we see beauty, grace, romance, artistry, strength, power and athleticism. This is made possible by everyone making the extra effort: great teachers, great dancers, a great support team and a great philanthropic community.

Kenneth W Watkins, Philanthropy Director

Annual Giving

365体育网址At the heart of the Philanthropy program is The Australian Ballet’s Annual Giving program. Annual giving is the most important way to support the company and underpins our everyday operations. We get to know our Annual Giving Patrons and enjoy many special moments together, in support of The Australian Ballet and our dancers.

If you would like to join our Annual Giving ballet family, you may donate now online, by post or by phone. To learn more about Philanthropy, please contact your local Patrons Manager. Read about our President of Annual Giving Natasha Bowness here.

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President of Annual Giving Natasha Bowness

Planned Giving

Show your love for The Australian Ballet by giving the gift of a lifetime. Join The Dame Peggy van Praagh Leadership Circle.

365体育网址A Planned Gift through your Will to The Australian Ballet will help sustain the company for future generations. Funds received from bequests are invested in The Australian Ballet Foundation to create perpetual income for the company. The long-term impact is transformational, shaping The Australian Ballet of tomorrow.

365体育网址Planned Giving donors are invited to join The Dame Peggy van Praagh Leadership Circle, named in honour of our founding Artistic Director. Our members enjoy unique opportunities to engage with the company.

If you would like to learn more, please contact us for a confidential discussion with our Planned Giving Manager.

Special Projects

Beyond Annual Giving, the company appeals to our ballet family for support of short term special projects. 

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Ballet ambassadors

365体育网址The Ballet Ambassador program is a global network that engages with ballet lovers around the world and welcomes them, as the next generation of our patrons and supporters, into the active life of The Australian Ballet.

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The Australian Ballet Foundation Board

The Foundation Board is a sub-committee of the Board and is comprised of volunteer community leaders and philanthropists.  The Foundation Board assists in introducing people and broadening relationships that will be beneficial to The Australian Ballet.  Its primary role is to work with the Philanthropy team to support fundraising for projects which are essential to the future success of The Australian Ballet.

Please contact Kenneth Watkins to discuss how you can transform The Australian Ballet through the power of philanthropy.


Edwina McCann, Chair

365体育网址Robin Campbell, VIC State Chair

Jane Freudenstein, NSW State Chair


Nina Aberdeen 

Arun Abey

Mary Barlow

Bill Bowness AO

Hayley Baillie

Di Bertalli

365体育网址Natasha Bowness

Prue Brown

365体育网址Colin Carter AM

Georgina Curran

Cara Elsley

365体育网址Suellen Enestrom

Frances Ingham

365体育网址Sarah Ingham

365体育网址Nicola Kaldor

Gail Marshall

Jodie Maunder

365体育网址Sybella Morris

365体育网址Karen Morrison

Maria Pannozzo

365体育网址Lynne Wright