Dear Friend of TPB,

In launching our 2018 Annual Campaign we are reflecting on the inspiring stories that drive us to continue the great work valued by so many in our community. We often hear about how your lives have been bettered in some way by the performances you see on stage, experiences you have in our studios, or the successes our dancers have after they graduate. We want to make sure you hear these stories too.

This year we are launching our #betterwithballet fundraising campaign to assure everyone who enters our studios or theatre has their own story to tell.

Here is my story:

At the age of 3 my mom enrolled me in ballet lessons at a local school.  It was at that school, several years later, that I met Nancy Davis. Through classes, performances, injuries and ultimately my decision to stop training, she helped me develop a love of the art, a sense of discipline, and the knowledge that I am lucky enough to share every day on staff at The Portland Ballet.

I came back to TPB almost 10 years ago because that love of ballet has never waned. I have, like the entire staff here, dedicated time, energy, and heart to making the life of every person who walks through our doors #betterwithballet.

Your contribution to this year’s #betterwithballetcampaign allows us to strengthen the vital programs we all hold dear, grow our audience bringing ballet to more people, and provide a home where dancers young and young at heart can come to make their life #betterwithballet.

Please join me in donating today to make tomorrow even brighter.

With Gratitude,
Kate Andries

General Manager

There are so many stories like this from all of our families, staff, and faculty. Share your story with us at


  • Over $70,000 in scholarships awarded annually to 25% of students
  • 300+ free tickets & transportation costs for Portland Public School children to attend a performance
  • 24 free classes annually for over 100 students to try ballet for the first time
  • $5 tickets available for all performances
  • 150 free tickets available to community partner organizations including P:EAR, Children’s Cancer Association, & the Healthy Birth Initiative


Donate Now!

By Phone

By Mail
Click here to download our donation form and mail your gift to:
The Portland Ballet
6250 SW Capitol Hwy
Portland, OR 97239

If you have questions about making a donation, please contact Kate Andries by email or at 503.452.8448

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