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Joburg Ballet NPC

Joburg Ballet – resident in the heart of Jozi at the Joburg Theatre – is home to thirty full-time professional ballet dancers. A non-profit organization driven by a board of Directors predominantly made up of women, Joburg Ballet is one of only two ballet companies in South Africa.

The company presents three major seasons annually at the Joburg Theatre and a further season at the Teatro at Montecasino. Our commitment to making ballet more accessible, open and inclusive sees us touring the country, bringing ballet to areas that seldom experience the performing arts and most importantly, through our charitable school performances, making the world a brighter place for children in poorer communities.

We also provide training to young students through the Joburg Ballet Academy and Joburg Ballet School and offer a comprehensive programme of community-based development and outreach work at our Satellite Schools in Alexandra, Soweto and Braamfontein, with emphasis on historically disadvantaged communities.

But the ballet world has been crippled by the coronavirus pandemic. With an already tight budget and our first major season of 2020 being cut short, Joburg Ballet has tried to stay afloat for the last six months with absolutely no ability to make an income from the box office. Due to COVID-19 regulations, our dancers have had to keep up their training at home. Joburg Ballet's planned productions for 2020 have been thwarted, our community-based development programme has been virtually non-existent, and with the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, planning for future performances has been challenging.

We are turning to you – our audience and supporters – to please help us get back on our toes. The funds donated are going to be used to launch several fundraising initiatives, with a portion of the funds raised being donated to The Teddy Bear Clinic for abused children and Kitty and Puppy Haven.

We are appealing for your support in these uncertain times. We understand the pandemic has caused financial strain on everyone but even the smallest donation will help to keep Joburg Ballet alive, well and dancing.

With your support, Joburg Ballet can dance with confidence into a challenging future, bringing the magic of dance back to our Communities, our City and our Country. 

View our dancers, initiatives, past performances and merchandise at:


Donations to date

R 21 499.20

Fundraising target

R 100 000.00

Donor Messages

Stella Marx
Glad to help
Stella Marx
Love to all dancers and artists
Stella Marx
Keep safe and keep dancing
Stella Marx
With much admiration for all dancers and artists out there
BJ Saldana-Tovar
Blessed Be.

Congratulations on this initiative, Chase

R Halley-Stott

With best wishes to our ballet

Mrs A W
Great idea well done so looking forward to seeing you all again on stage

Activity feed

Stella Marx donated R 1 000 via Joburg Ballet NPC Fundraiser
04 Sep 2021 R 1 000
Stella Marx donated R 1 000 via Joburg Ballet NPC Fundraiser
13 Jun 2021 R 1 000
Stella Marx donated R 1 000 via Joburg Ballet NPC Fundraiser
01 May 2021 R 1 000
Stella Marx donated R 1 000 via Joburg Ballet NPC Fundraiser
18 Feb 2021 R 1 000
BJ Saldana-Tovar donated USD $ 68 via Joburg Ballet NPC Fundraiser
31 Dec 2020 USD $ 68