James Whiteside in Don Quixote. Photo: Marty Sohl.
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ABT's Membership for Young Professionals
American Ballet Theatre's Junior Council is a group of young professionals, between the ages of 21-40, dedicated to the celebration and enjoyment of ABT's world-class performances. Membership in the Junior Council helps ABT continue to present the highest caliber of dance internationally, to fund scholarships for the company's dancers, and to support the expansion of the ballet-watching audience to younger generations – ensuring the future of classical ballet!
In addition, you have the opportunity to meet other young professionals at events throughout the year: Young Patrons Evenings, a Donor Dance class, cocktail parties, studio visits, and our annual fundraising event, the Junior Turnout.
Junior Council Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Q: How do I take advantage of $30 tickets for ABT performances at the Metropolitan Opera House?A: Before the start of the ABT season at the Metropolitan Opera House, all Junior Council members have the opportunity to purchase $30 tickets for select performances through the ABT Membership Office. After the season has started, anyone 18-29 years of age can purchase $30 for the select performances by showing a valid ID at the Met Box Office.
Q: Where are the seat locations for $30 tickets at the Met?A: The seats for these $30 ticket purchases will be located in Orchestra Balance.
Q: How do I get Junior Council pricing for Special Events?A: By joining the Junior Council, you will receive invitations for Gala events at the Junior price which is one-third the price of normal Gala tickets. Member-priced tickets are also available for events sponsored by the Junior Council throughout the year.
Q: Can I pay my membership in installments?A: Yes! Junior Council members can pay in installments. Consult our benefits page for the availble installment amounts for each level on a monthly basis (12 payments per year). Please contact our Membership Department at firstname.lastname@example.org or 212.477.3030 ext. 3218 to set up a plan that works for you.
Q: What is the Junior Turnout?A: Junior Turnout takes place annually and raises money to benefit sponsorships at ABT, apping off major fundraising for the year. Funds raised during the 2013 event allowed the Junior Council to sponsor three Corps de Ballet daners for the 2014 season. The benefit event includes a cocktail party, entertainment, raffle, silent auction, and a fun-filled night with ABT dancers and other Junior Council members.
Q: What is the Young Patrons Evening?A: Young Patrons Evenings are held throughout the year as a time for the Junior Council to gather and enjoy a performance together. The Spring Young Patrons Evening feeatures a private, backstage tour of the Metropolitan Opera House, an ABT performance at the Met and a post-performance party at a venue nearby. Young Patrons Evenings are also held during the Fall season at the David H. Koch Theater, during The Nutcracker at BAM, and various other locations on tour within the United States.