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Boston Ballet

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Boston Ballet is a ballet company based in Boston, MA that was founded in 1963. As of 2018 they had $38 million in revenue and $42 million in assets.

Since 1963, Boston Ballet has been one of the leading dance companies in the world on stage, in the studio and in the community.

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Program areas at Boston Ballet

Ballet Programs: Led by Artistic Director, Mikko Nissinen, the Boston Ballet maintains a diverse repertoire, ranging from full-length ballets to new works by some of today's finest choreographers. The Company gives over 100 performances at the Boston Opera House and other performing spaces in Boston, MA during its eight month season that ends in May of each year. To sustain the Ballet's artistic excellency, the Ballet has secured $7 million of multi-year pledges that are collectible through fiscal year 2023. Boston Ballet's 2017-2018 season featured 15 ballets including one world premiere, seven company premieres, and seven revivals. The season opened with the North American premier of Wayne McGregor's forcefully resonant Obsidian Tear, a co-production with the Royal Ballet and inspired by renowned Finish composer Esa-Pekka Salonen's orchestral work Nyx. The season also highlighted two historic and influential choreographers, George Balanchine and August Bournonville, with programs dedicated to showcasing their work: ...

The Division for Education and Community Initiatives (ECI): reaches over 3,500 individuals in Boston, Newton, the North Shore and the surrounding communities. ECI programs include: Citydance, established in 1991, provides third grade students from over 130 Boston and North Shore public school classrooms with a tuition-free introduction to dance education; ECI On Location, inclusive of Taking Steps and Boys in Motion, serve students from 4th grade to 8th grade, offering year-long dance education in schools and community sites; and Adaptive Dance, established in 2002, provides creative movement instruction to individuals with disabilities from ages 2 to adult. ECI also engages participants beyond programming by providing special opportunities that can include attending Boston Ballet performances and special events/activities, mentoring and teaching, and performing in showcases or community performances.

Boston Ballet School (BBS): provides a comprehensive dance education with the goal of inspiring, nurturing and sustaining a life-long love of dance in every student. BBS operates three state-of-art dance facilities: at Boston Ballet's headquarters in the South End of Boston; in the Metro-West town of Newton; and in the north shore town of Marblehead. BBS started the fiscal year 2018 with the grand opening of its new studio in Newton Massachusetts. The 26,550 square-foot facility features seven studios (two more than the previous location), dedicated areas for studying and stretching, increased locker room space for students, a physical therapy room, and expanded common areas for families. Boston Ballet achieved its fundraising goal of $3 million in fiscal year 2017 ensuring the new studio's vision would be fully realized. BBS provides dance education and training to nearly 4,000 students through four programs. The Classical Ballet Program follows a carefully designed ...

Form 990s for Boston Ballet

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2018-06Nov 4, 2019990View PDF
2017-06Sep 12, 2018990View PDF
2016-06Sep 20, 2017990View PDF
2015-06Aug 4, 2016990View PDF
2014-06Jul 15, 2015990View PDF
...and four more Form 990 PDFs

Financials for Boston Ballet

Total grants, contributions, etc.$16,639,744
Program services$21,021,642
Investment income and dividends$384,083
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$99,708
Net income from fundraising events$-383,899
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$290,491
Miscellaneous revenues$154,607
Total revenues$38,206,376

Vendors for Boston Ballet

VendorServicesAmount paidDate
Bca Cleaning ServicesOffice Cleaning$130,8722018-06-01
████ ████████████Construction$2,796,1432018-06-01
███ ████████ ████Catering Services$226,7212018-06-01
███████ ██████ ████ ███████ ███Physical Therapy and Medical Services$150,0002018-06-01
███████ ███ ████Artistic Trucking$194,8802018-06-01
██████Fundraising software2018-04-26
███████ ███ ████Fundraising software; Payment processing2018-04-26
████ █████ ████ ██████ ██ ██████████████ ████Insurance2017-05-31
...and three more vendors

Personnel at Boston Ballet

NameTitleCompensationMost recent data
Ming MinChief Financial Officer-July 17, 2019
Jennifer WeissmanChief Marketing Officer$215,393July 17, 2019
████ ██████Chief of Staff-July 17, 2019
████████ ██████Executive Director$387,693Nov. 4, 2019
███████ ████Director of Operations, Boston Ballet School-July 17, 2019
█████ █████Director of Finance and Treasurer$156,142June 30, 2018
███████ ███████Director of Marketing and Promotion-March 22, 2017
████ ███████Director of Public Relations and Social Media-July 17, 2019
█████ ██████Director of It$128,378June 30, 2018
██████ ██████Director of Information Technology-July 17, 2019
...and 39 more key personnel

Peer ballet companies

1Pacific Northwest Ballet (PNB)501(c)(3)$28 millionSeattle, WA
2The Pennsylvania Ballet Association501(c)(3)$14 millionPhiladelphia, PA
3The Cincinnati Ballet Company501(c)(3)$9.6 millionCincinnati, OH
4Joffrey Ballet501(c)(3)$26 millionChicago, IL
5American Ballet Theatre (ABT)501(c)(3)$55 millionNew York, NY
6New York City Ballet501(c)(3)$99 millionNew York, NY
7Houston Ballet501(c)(3)$36 millionHouston, TX
8Miami City Ballet (MCB)501(c)(3)$18 millionMiami Beach, FL
9Ballet West501(c)(3)$13 millionSalt Lake City, UT
10San Francisco Ballet501(c)(3)$54 millionSan Francisco, CA
11Atlanta Ballet501(c)(3)$12 millionAtlanta, GA
12Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre501(c)(3)$11 millionPittsburgh, PA
13Milwaukee Ballet Company501(c)(3)$13 millionMilwaukee, WI
14The Washington Ballet501(c)(3)$12 millionWashington, DC
15Ballet Memphis Corporation501(c)(3)$15 millionMemphis, TN
16Joyce Theater Foundation501(c)(3)$9.8 millionNew York, NY
17Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation501(c)(3)$48 millionNew York, NY
18New York City Center501(c)(3)$28 millionNew York, NY
19Shadowbox Live501(c)(3)$9.8 millionColumbus, OH
20David H. Koch Theater501(c)(3)$11 millionNew York, NY
21Shen Yun Performing Arts501(c)(3)$29 millionCuddebackvlle, NY
22Theatre Development Fund (TDF)501(c)(3)$17 millionNew York, NY
23Paul Taylor Dance Taylor 2501(c)(3)$9.6 millionNew York, NY
24Michigan Opera Theatre501(c)(3)$12 millionDetroit, MI
25The Celebrity Series of Boston501(c)(3)$11 millionBoston, MA

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