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Boston Ballet

Program areas | Form 990s | Financials | Vendors | Personnel | Peers

Boston Ballet is a ballet company based in Boston, MA that was founded in 1963. As of 2019 they had $33 million in revenue and $41 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 Citizens 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 $6 million of multi-year pledges that are collectible through fiscal year 2023. Boston Ballet's 2018-2019 season featured 12 ballets including 3 world premieres. The season opened with a celebration of the great 20th century choreographer Jerome Robbins called Genius at Play, showcasing three of his works. The spring season offered a range of rotating classical and contemporary programming, including i) a full evening of William Forsythe pieces, including 2 world premieres; ii) a mixed bill featuring George Balanchine, Leonid Yakobson, and ...

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 provides dance education and training to nearly 4,000 students through four programs. The Classical Ballet Program follows a carefully designed curriculum with nine levels of study. It also has a supplemental Summer Dance Workshop and Master Class Series exposing students to different dance concepts and styles in a creative environment. The Children's Program for ages 16 months to 7 years introduces children to the art of dance by promoting the exploration of creativity and expression through movement. Its corresponding summer camps, Ballet Stories and Ballet Journeys introduce students to the wider world of dance. ...

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.$11,148,724
Program services$21,373,937
Investment income and dividends$411,681
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$34,223
Net income from fundraising events$-326,499
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$331,669
Miscellaneous revenues$379,662
Total revenues$33,353,397

Vendors for Boston Ballet

VendorServicesAmount paidDate
Reliance Standard Life Insurance CompanyInsurance2019-12-31
████████ █████████ ██████Insurance agent or broker$4,3342019-12-31
███████ ███ ████Artistic Trucking$194,8802018-06-01
███ ████████ ████Catering Services$226,7212018-06-01
████ ████████████Construction$2,796,1432018-06-01
███ ████████ ████████Office Cleaning$130,8722018-06-01
███████ ██████ ████ ███████ ███Physical Therapy and Medical Services$150,0002018-06-01
████████ ████████ ██████ ████Recordkeeping and information management (computing, tabulating, data processing, etc.); Investment management$9,0312016-12-31
...and one 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 Public Relations and Social Media-July 17, 2019
█████ ██████Director of It$128,378June 30, 2018
██████ ██████Director of Information Technology-July 17, 2019
███████ ██████Director of Development-July 17, 2019
...and 36 more key personnel

Peer ballet companies

1Miami City Ballet (MCB)501(c)(3)$18 millionMiami Beach, FL
2Atlanta Ballet501(c)(3)$12 millionAtlanta, GA
3New York City Ballet501(c)(3)$99 millionNew York, NY
4American Ballet Theatre (ABT)501(c)(3)$51 millionNew York, NY
5Ballet West501(c)(3)$13 millionSalt Lake City, UT
6San Francisco Ballet501(c)(3)$53 millionSan Francisco, CA
7Houston Ballet501(c)(3)$33 millionHouston, TX
8Pacific Northwest Ballet (PNB)501(c)(3)$28 millionSeattle, WA
9Texas Ballet Theater501(c)(3)$10 millionFort Worth, TX
10Ballet Memphis Corporation501(c)(3)$15 millionMemphis, TN
11The Washington Ballet501(c)(3)$12 millionWashington, DC
12Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre501(c)(3)$12 millionPittsburgh, PA
13Colorado Ballet501(c)(3)$8.8 millionDenver, CO
14Milwaukee Ballet Company501(c)(3)$14 millionMilwaukee, WI
15The Pennsylvania Ballet Association501(c)(3)$14 millionPhiladelphia, PA
16The Cincinnati Ballet Company501(c)(3)$9.6 millionCincinnati, OH
17Kansas City Ballet Association501(c)(3)$9.0 millionKansas City, MO
18Joffrey Ballet501(c)(3)$26 millionChicago, IL
19Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation501(c)(3)$48 millionNew York, NY
20Shen Yun Performing Arts501(c)(3)$29 millionCuddebackvlle, NY
21Theatre Development Fund (TDF)501(c)(3)$17 millionNew York, NY
22David H. Koch Theater501(c)(3)$11 millionNew York, NY
23Mark Morris Dance Group (MMDG)501(c)(3)$8.6 millionBrooklyn, NY
24Joyce Theater Foundation501(c)(3)$9.8 millionNew York, NY
25Paul Taylor Dance Taylor 2501(c)(3)$9.6 millionNew York, NY