The Young Friends of Philadelphia Ballet is a dynamic group of professionals, between the ages of 21 and 45, 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

Join the Young Friends by purchasing Curtain Pass, our specially-priced subscription package for ballet fans between the ages of 21 and 45. At $200, your 2024/2025 Curtain Pass subscription includes:
  • Your Young Friends membership (benefits include invitations to special events, access to the Donor Lounge during intermission, and behind-the-scenes volunteer opportunities)
  • Season tickets to 2024/2025 productions of Le CorsaireSwan LakeBoléro, and La Sylphide featuring Études
  • Access to specially-priced tickets to George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® 
  • Access to up to 4 discounted add-on tickets per production, available to 2024/2025 season Curtain Pass subscribers using a promo code

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
Drew Kmetz
Jeanne Michele Mariani
Caitlin Naylor

Victoria Rothwell
Rachel Schneer

Upcoming Events

Past Events

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Meet the Ballet

Philadelphia Ballet comprises a team of dedicated professionals—each one devoted to bringing you the most thrilling and inspired works ballet has to offer.