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Moving Beyond, #Together!

MBT’s Mission:

Providing arts opportunities for all through exceptional dance education, community outreach, and inspiring performances.

MBT’s Vision:

MBT is a distinguished dance academy in the DC Metro area and a leader in promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in dance education, creating a lifetime connection to the arts for our students and the community.

As MBT moves forward from the challenging past year, your gifts will be used to support:

Operating funds for MBT’s mission-focused programs – academy, productions, outreach, and scholarships.

Advancing MBT’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion work.

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Campaign Dates & Goals:

The campaign runs June through December 2021

Goal = $100,000

Exciting News:

  • The first $10,000 in gifts will be matched 1:1 by an anonymous donor!

  • Reaching $20,000 unlocks another $2,500 in 1:1 matching gifts from the Colten-Bradley family!

  • Gifts made in honor of MBT’s Spring Collective (June 2021) count toward these campaign goals

Early donors who made gifts with their ticket purchase are recognized below!

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MBT is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts education organization. Gifts to MBT are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. MBT is incorporated in the State of Maryland, 52-1665250.

Thank you to these early contributors to our Moving Beyond, #Together campaign!

Gifts and pledges as of campaign launch on June 1, 2021, include gifts made with Spring Collective ticket orders.

All pledges must be fulfilled by December 31, 2021.

Sustainer Circle ($10,000+): Anonymous Challenge Match

Grand Jeté ($5,000-9,999):

Pirouette ($2,500 – $4,999): Virginia Colten-Bradley & Michael Bradley & Ana Bradley Challenge Match

Arabesque  ($1,000 – $2,499):  Anita Anderson, The Danielian Family

Relevé  ($500 – $999): Liz & Ryan Catlett, Victoria & James Gagen, Mary Lou & Charles Haggard, Paula & Andrew Ross

Contributors ($250 – $499): The Grow Family, Erica & David Hwang, Laurie Keegan

Friends ($100 – $249): Erica Brady-Gitlin, Nina Chien & Gideon Lukens, Gretchen & Mel Helgeson, Claire Kelso, Nicole Lockhart & Mark Caulder, Lori & John O’Keefe, Thomas Piatti, Tracie & Ray Strucker, Laurie & Nate Tatum

Supporters (up to $99): Joy Carr, Katie & Michael Cronin, Jessica DiBari, Natalie Field, Dorothy Fox, Lily Fu, Yelena Goryachev, The Gotzman Family, Robert Green, Ruby Gonzalez, Lynn Joslin, Haye Kim, Evelyn Kopsidas, I-Wei Lee, Yongmei Li, Gideon Lukens & Nina Chen, David McCormick-Goodhart, Megan McLaughlin, The Naik Family, Wenhui Shi, DeShaun Stallworth, Erin & David Stillwell, Priyanka Subramanian, Christina Swick, Donetta Swick, Krisnic Vives, David Walker, Stephanie Wendell

Workplace Giving

Employer Match– Ask your employer if they will generously match your contribution to MBT. We can provide you with any information your employer might need.


MBT is dependent on donations from individuals and businesses like you to support community productions, outreach and service to the community, and educational programming.  As we celebrate our 31st annual season, please consider that a gift to Metropolitan Ballet Theatre is an investment in a local treasure.  Individual donors, our “Friends of MBT,” are the heart of Metropolitan Ballet Theatre’s Annual Fund.  Become a Friend of MBT

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Mail a check (made payable to “Metropolitan Ballet Theatre”) to:


Metropolitan Ballet Theatre and Academy

220 Perry Parkway, Suite 8

Gaithersburg, MD 20877

Via Phone

To make a contribution by phone via your credit card, please contact MBT at 301-762-1757. Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express are happily accepted.  During the COVID-19 closures, all team members are working remotely. Please leave a voicemail and a member of our team will return your call.

Matching Gifts

You could double your gift by taking advantage of your company’s matching gift program. Ask your employer if they will generously match your contribution to MBT.  We can provide you with any information your employer might need.