This is the highest possible rank within a ballet company. Here, the most experienced and talented dancers – those who dance the leading roles during performances – can be found. With an annual gift of € 10.000 or more for a minimum period of five years, you will become a member of the Principals of the Giving Circles.

Benefits for Principals

You will receive all the benefits available to Coryphées and to members of the Corps de Ballet, plus:

  • Invitations for two to premieres plus entrance to the after-party
  • Invitations for two persons to the annual benefit dinner
  • You will be personally introduced to newly contracted dancers and artistic staff
  • You will enjoy the possibility once a year of spending a day behind the scenes of Dutch National Ballet with staff and dancers
  • You will enjoy the possibility of following the artistic process involved in the development of a production, including attendance at rehearsals, meeting the choreographer and dancers, visiting the costume department, and seeing the decor and props centre.