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.

Follow the Young Friends on Instagram at @philadelphiaballetyoungfriends to get the latest updates on Young Friends events!

Curtain Pass

Become a Young Friends member and purchase the Young Friends Curtain Pass subscription package with one simple transaction:

Curtain Pass ($145)
 includes your Young Friends membership, complete with access to special events, and a ticket to the performance of your choice for each remaining production in this season. Curtain Pass is flexible to work with your schedule: choose your preferred dates today, and if your plans change, Philadelphia Ballet will exchange your tickets to a different performance of the same production. The Young Friends invite you to attend Young Friends Happy Hour, a post-show reception hosted by the Young Friends after the first Saturday evening of each performance, by selecting the following dates when you create your Curtain Pass package:

  • The Sleeping Beauty: Saturday March 4, 2023, 7:30pm at the Academy of Music
  • Balanchine: Dancing with Gershwin: Saturday March 18, 2023, 7:30pm at the Academy of Music
  • Coppélia: Saturday May 13, 2023, 7:30pm at the Academy of Music

Bring your friends! Curtain Pass gives you access to up to four $20 add-on tickets to each production. After completing your Curtain Pass purchase, use promo code CURTAINPASS23 to get the $20 price point for your add-on tickets, which must be purchased in a separate transaction from Curtain Pass.

Contact Emily White at [email protected] with any questions

Want to get the benefits of a Young Friends membership but don’t want a Curtain Pass subscription? Join Young Friends and receive invitations to our special events by donating $50 today.


The Young Friends Committee

The Young Friends of Philadelphia Ballet are led by the Young Friends Committee, a group of 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 Emily White at [email protected].

Danielle Hankin, Co-Chair
Robert Marsch, Co-Chair
Brittany Bonetti
Danielle Bourgeon
Natalie Brennan
Raven Frankel
Erica Klazmer

Drew Kmetz
Jeanne Michele Mariani
Caitlin Naylor

Victoria Rothwell
Rachel Schneer

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