Christensen Society

Visionary support of San Francisco Ballet provides mission-critical funding.

As a valued Christensen Society member, you enjoy personalized service from SF Ballet staff and exclusive opportunities to see SF Ballet from an insider's perspective. Rehearsals, receptions, and other behind-the-scenes events with artists of the Company are offered throughout the year.

The Christensen Society, named for the three brothers whose artistic vision pioneered SF Ballet, offers a foundational connection to the heritage of the Company. Christensen Society member donations enable SF Ballet to underwrite season productions, acquire contemporary and classical works for our repertory, conduct national and international tours, train hundreds of young dancers at the San Francisco Ballet School, and share the love of dance with underserved children and families throughout the Bay Area.


Associate's Council (Gifts of $2,500 to $4,999)

  • Recognition of your contribution in all repertory season program books
  • Opportunity to purchase reserved parking for your repertory season subscription
  • Dedicated box office representative to handle all repertory season ticket exchanges, with access to seats held for members (subject to availability)
  • Personalized "Welcome to the Season" packet including parking and event passes, calendar of important dates, and development officer contact information
  • Christensen Society Pre-Performance Dinner Series during the repertory season
  • Christensen Society worklight rehearsal observation and reception
  • San Francisco Ballet Orchestra rehearsal observation or concert
  • Members-only ballet history lecture
  • Reception preceding a selected Pointes of View lecture
  • Two dress rehearsals in the War Memorial Opera House during the repertory season with priority seating
  • Reception preceding observation of Company class on stage in the War Memorial Opera House
  • Priority handling of subscription renewals and upgrade requests
  • Priority notice of single ticket availability for Nutcracker and repertory season
  • Complimentary Season Guide
  • Priority invitations to the annual Opening Night Gala, Fashion Show & Luncheon, and Student Showcase
  • Invitations to join SF Ballet on tour

Dancer's Council (Gifts of $5,000 to $7,499)
All benefits of Associate's Council, plus:

  • Exclusive access to the Jeannik Méquet Littlefield Intermezzo Lounge in the War Memorial Opera House during repertory season performances
  • Invitation to attend an intimate studio rehearsal and reception with artists of the Company
  • Invitation to observe advanced-level Ballet School students in class or during rehearsal
  • Invitation to attend a SF Ballet School Trainees' rehearsal or performance

Choreographer's Council (Gifts of $7,500 to $14,999)
All benefits of Associate's Council and Dancer's Council, plus:

  • Complimentary reserved parking for your repertory season subscription
  • Complimentary invitation to attend a pre-performance Christensen Society Dinner 
  • Invitation to attend an additional studio rehearsal followed by a reception with artists of the Company
  • Exclusive repertory season preview event and reception with artists of the Company
  • Opportunity to visit a SF Ballet "Dance in Schools and Communities" residency at a Bay Area public school (upon request)

Join the Christensen Society

Make a donation of $2,500 or more and become a member of the Christensen Society.

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Find Out More

For more information please feel free to contact directly.

Ari Lipsky
Christensen Society Manager
415 865 6635

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