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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

Boston Ballet

Bringing new levels of excellence to the art of ballet through performance, training, education, and community outreach

three stars

89.40

19 Clarendon Street Boston, MA 02116
tel: (617) 456-6329   Web Site
EIN: 04-2312734

Board Leadership
Jack Meyer
Chair

CEO
Meredith Max Hodges
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.40 three stars
  Financial 86.76 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Boston Ballet, founded in 1963 by E. Virginia Williams, was the first professional repertory ballet company in New England. Boston Ballet, a professional dance company and the region's second-largest performing arts organization, is dedicated to the highest standards of dance performance, training, and education. The Company presents fully staged classical and contemporary works each season. Performances reach a broadly inclusive audience of over 150,000 from throughout the state and region, and support an institutional mission that values leadership, innovation, and partnership. Boston Ballet School serves an associated imperative to train dancers of all ages and provide general access to the art of dance.

Boston Ballet, founded in 1963 by E. Virginia Williams, was the first professional repertory ballet company in New England. Boston Ballet, a professional dance company and the region's second-largest performing arts organization, is dedicated to the highest standards of dance performance, training, and education. The Company presents fully staged classical and contemporary works each season. Performances reach a broadly inclusive audience of over 150,000 from throughout the state and region, and support an institutional mission that values leadership, innovation, and partnership. Boston Ballet School serves an associated imperative to train dancers of all ages and provide general access to the art of dance.

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Financial

three stars

86.76

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 02/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
85.0%
  Administrative Expenses 9.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.37
  Program Expenses Growth 3.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 34.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Boston Ballet on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Boston Ballet on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Boston Ballet (MA) 89.40 three stars
Houston Ballet (TX) 95.84 four stars
Charlotte Ballet (NC) 94.47 four stars
Paul Taylor Dance Foundation (NY) 86.88 three stars
Hubbard Street Dance Chicago (IL) 88.26 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $14,740,700
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,774,544
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $124,500
Total Contributions $16,639,744
   Program Service Revenue $21,021,642
Total Primary Revenue $37,661,386
   Other Revenue $544,990
TOTAL REVENUE $38,206,376
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $31,637,498
   Administrative Expenses $3,527,962
   Fundraising Expenses $1,933,433
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $37,098,893
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,107,483
   
Net Assets $27,975,857

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Ballet Programs $24,017,447 75.9%
Dance Education $7,280,248 23.0%
Division for Education and Community Initiatives $339,803 1.1%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 02/01/2020 89.40 three stars
2017-06 11/01/2018 86.74 three stars
2016-06 02/01/2018 87.20 three stars
2015-06 12/01/2016 89.23 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 93.89 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 89.65 three stars
2013-06 04/01/2015 82.25 three stars
2012-06 12/01/2013 90.92 four stars
2011-06 09/01/2012 84.90 three stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 86.74 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 11/24/2010 74.11 two stars
2008-06 12/15/2009 84.49 three stars
2007-06 03/01/2009 79.41 two stars
2006-06 08/01/2007 85.70 three stars
2005-06 09/01/2006 84.79 three stars
2004-06 11/01/2005 82.36 three stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 04-2312734
Name in IRS Master File BOSTON BALLET INC
NTEE Code A63
NTEE Classification Ballet
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (119) Other cultural or historical activities
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date February, 1964
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$387,693 1.04% Meredith L. Hodges Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$613,995 1.65% Mikko P. Nissinen Artistic Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Boston Ballet (MA) 89.40 three stars
The Sarasota Ballet (FL) 90.53 four stars
Houston Ballet (TX) 95.84 four stars
American Ballet Theatre (NY) 90.44 four stars
Alabama Ballet (AL) 85.81 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Boston Ballet
19 Clarendon Street
Boston, MA 02116
tel: (617) 456-6329
EIN: 04-2312734

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Board Leadership

Jack Meyer
Chair

CEO

Meredith Max Hodges
Executive Director

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