Institutional Support

Metropolitan Ballet Academy & Company relies on support from our sponsors, advertisers, donors and friends to train students, teach academic and life skills, present high-quality performances and promote an appreciation for the performing arts. When you become a sponsor, you become a highly valued member of this vibrant, loyal community!

Our corporate sponsors join the numerous local and state agencies and generous private donors who continue to recognize our important role as this region’s first classical dance company. Among our many awards, Metropolitan was named 2015 Non-Profit of the Year by the Eastern Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce. Our groundbreaking Boys’ Scholarship Program was featured on CBS3-TV and in the Philadelphia Inquirer, and has earned national acclaim for providing tuition-free dance training for boys ages 7-18. institutional support

As a corporate sponsor, you will be recognized for supporting a high quality 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that performs for more than 10,000 children, families and seniors each year. Your support will also help us expand our Kinetic Literacy program in Philadelphia public schools. This innovative program uses dance to teach math and literacy skills in second grade classrooms, and is eligible for Economic Incentive Tax Credits (EITC) in Pennsylvania.

Please consider joining our sponsor family. Ask us about the benefits associated with our four sponsorship levels, or let us customize benefits to meet your corporate needs. We can also help you take advantage of the EITC program to receive valuable tax credits.
To learn more about corporate sponsorships, please call 215.663.1665 or email Lisa Collins Vidnovic, Founder and Artistic Director at

We are grateful to our corporate sponsors!

Metropolitan Ballet Company is grateful to receive generous support from a variety of foundation, government, and corporate institutions that make our programs possible.

Foundation & Government institutional support

Generous grants from foundation and government agencies provide support to Metropolitan Ballet Company to fund general operations, new work commissions, scholarship programs and outreach initiatives.

Metropolitan Ballet Company acknowledges the following foundation and government agencies for their ongoing support:

Children Can Shape the Future
Henrietta Tower Wurts Memorial
The Loeb Performing Arts Fund of the Philadelphia Foundation
Mattleman Kaplan Fund
The Matthews Children’s Foundation
Network for Good
Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts
PNC Charitable Trust
Rosenlund Family Foundation
Rotary Club of Jenkintown
The Seybert Foundation
Truist by fronstream
Union Benevolent Association
Russian American Foundation
Your Cause, LLC for Dell Giving
Your Cause, LLC for PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Metropolitan Ballet Company receives state arts funding support through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.


Local corporations and businesses in the Philadelphia area partner with Metropolitan Ballet Company to support the company and enrich the community with arts, education, and dance.

Metropolitan Ballet Company acknowledges the following corporations and businesses for their committed support:

Cannon Graphics, Inc.
Lindy Communities
PA Leadership Charter School
Rydal Park
SNAP Custom Pizza/Jenkintown
Sprinkles Ice Cream Shoppe
Ukrainian Selfreliance Federal Credit Union (UKRFCU)

Corporate Matching Gifts institutional support

In recognition of the philanthropic interests of their employees, local corporations and businesses provide generous matching gifts to Metropolitan Ballet Company that help support our mission of pre-professional training, scholarships and outreach to the community.

GlaxoSmithKline Foundation
Merck Foundation – Merck Gives Back Employee Giving Program
Pfizer Foundation Matching Gifts Program
Radian Group, Inc.

PA Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) Program  

Metropolitan Ballet Company acknowledges the following businesses for their support of MBC’s Kinetic Literacy Program through Pennsylvania’s EITC:

J.P. Mascaro & Sons Education Fund

Updated December 2018

Institutional Giving

Photograph by Eduardo Patino.NYC