The Young Friends of Philadelphia Ballet is a dynamic group of professionals, between the ages of 21 and 40, who are passionate about classical and contemporary ballet.


Young Friends receive special, behind-the-scenes access and opportunities to network with one another while engaging with the dancers of Philadelphia Ballet.

Your Young Friends membership gives you access to Curtain Pass (a discounted subscription package with guest ticket options) as well as additional membership benefits, including special, behind-the-scenes access and opportunities to network with one another while engaging with the dancers of Philadelphia Ballet. Click the button below to learn more and join, contact Samantha Jones at [email protected].

Curtain Pass


The Young Friends Curtain Pass subscription package is on sale now for Young Friends Members! Members can purchase a Curtain Pass package for just $75 to receive tickets to the following performances*:

  • The Nutcracker, Friday December 17, 7:00 pm at the Academy of Music
  • New Works for a New World, Friday February 4, 7:30pm at the Perelman Theater
  • Swan Lake, Friday March 4, 7:30pm at the Academy of Music
  • Bold, Brilliant, Balanchine, Friday March 18, 7:30pm at the Academy of Music
  • Hans van Manen’s Humankind, Sunday May 15, 2:00pm at the Academy of Music

*Ticket exchanges for different performance dates are permitted, but subject to availability.


**Dual Members only


Curtain Pass subscription holders can purchase additional $20 guest tickets.


The Young Friends Committee


The Young Friends of Philadelphia Ballet are led by the Young Friends Committee, a group of 9 deeply involved young professionals who donate their time and talents to plan and execute Young Friends efforts and events. For more information about how to apply to the Young Friends Committee, please contact Samantha Jones at [email protected].

Danielle Hankin, Co-Chair
Robert Marsch, Co-Chair
Brittany Bonetti
Danielle Bourgeon
Drew Kmetz
Phoebe Loh
Victoria Rothwell
John and Emalee Welsh

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